Dossier of application for a license to distribute alcohol in Vietnam

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Law on prevention and control of harmful effects of alcoholic beverages 2019

Decree No. 105/2017/ND-CP

Decree No. 17/2020/ND-CP

Decree No. 98/2020/ND-CP

Circular No. 168/2016/ND-CP

Dossier of application for a license to distribute alcohol in Vietnam

According to current regulations, an application for a liquor distribution license (01 set) includes:

Firstly, an application form for a Liquor Distribution License, made according to the form.

Secondly, copy of Certificate of Business Registration or equivalent legal document.

Thirdly, a copy of the lease/borrow contract or documents proving the legal right to use the premises intended to be used as a warehouse, or the place to sell alcohol as prescribed.

Then, a copy of the written receipt of the announcement of regulation conformity or the Certificate of publication of conformity with food safety regulations (for alcohol without technical regulations) of the alcohol products expected to be traded.

Then, a copy of the principle contract, confirmation letter or commitment to participate in the alcohol distribution system of the alcohol wholesalers; copy. Liquor wholesale license of the trader who plans to join the distribution system of the enterprise applying for the license.

(6) Finally, a written commitment made by the trader himself, clearly stating that the trader ensures full compliance with the requirements and conditions on fire prevention and fighting, and environmental protection as prescribed by law at the head office. , business locations and warehouses.

You can also refer to the article related to Conditions for liquor distribution business licenseProcedure to apply for a license to distribute alcohol in Vietnam or Conditions for applying for a liquor business license.

Prohibited acts related to Dossier of application for a license to distribute alcohol in Vietnam

  • Inciting, persuading and forcing another to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Then, consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under 18 years of age (hereinafter referred to as “minors”).
  • Selling, supplying and offering discounts on alcoholic beverages to minors.
  • Employing minors to directly engage in production, purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages during working and learning hours and break time by officials, public employees and employees working for organizations, officers, enlistees, non-commissioned officers, soldiers and persons working for People’s Armed Force, and students.
  • Operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

In addition

  • Advertising spirits having at least 15% ABV.
  • Providing inaccurate and misleading information about effects of alcoholic beverages on health.
  • Running sales promotions of alcoholic beverages having at least 15% ABV; using alcoholic beverages having at least 15% ABV to run sales promotions in any shape or form.
  • Then, use raw materials, additives and food processing aids not permitted for use in food; raw materials, additives and food processing aids that are unqualified and of unknown origins for production and preparation of alcoholic beverages.
  • Then, trade in spirits without any license or registration; so then sell alcoholic beverages using vending machines.
  • Trading in, possessing and transporting alcoholic beverages that are counterfeit, illegally imported, unqualified and of unknown origin, illegally importing alcoholic beverages.
  • Finally, other prohibited acts related to alcoholic beverages as prescribed by law.

Related questions

Places where alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed in Vietnam?

1. Health facilities.
2. Educational institutions during teaching, learning and working hours.
3. Nursing care centers and recreational centers for minors.
4. Rehabilitation centers, compulsory educational institutions, reform schools, prisons and other detention facilities.
5. Social protection centers.
6. Workplaces of regulatory authorities, political organizations, socio-political organizations, socio-political-professional organizations and public service providers during working hours, except for places where the trade in alcoholic beverages is allowed.
7. Public places prescribed by the Government.

Prevention and handling of counterfeit and unqualified alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages illegally imported and of unknown origins in Vietnam?

Counterfeit and unqualified alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages illegally imported and of unknown origins shall be confiscated and handled as prescribed by law.
Organizations and individuals shall cooperate with competent authorities in prevention and control of counterfeit and unqualified alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages illegally imported and of unknown origins.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Health shall, within their jurisdiction, provide guidance on addition of indicators to alcoholic products not permitted for use in food for the purposes of distinguishing them from food-grade alcohol and preventing the preparation of spirits from alcoholic products not permitted for use in food.

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