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Wholesale Laws for Alaska

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Last Updated: Nov. 27, 2018


The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is established as a regulatory and quasi-judicial agency for control of the manufacture, barter, possession, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the state. Alaska is a “license” state with issuance of licenses by the board to private businesses.

Over 75 Alaska communities have, by local option, banned the importation or possession of alcoholic beverages.

Laws & Rules:

Supplier Licensing

Required: No

Alaska does not regulate out-of-state suppliers. Only Alaska licensed wholesalers may import alcoholic beverages into Alaska for resale.

Product Registration

Required: No

Label registration and/or approval for wine products is not required.

Franchise "Monopoly Protection" Law

Franchise Law: No

Exclusive Territories: Not Required

Alaska does not have a franchise law for wine.

Supplier Reporting Requirements

Required: No

Alaska does not regulate out-of-state suppliers.

Sales Representative Licensing

Available: No

A salesperson’s license is not required.


Allowed: No

Interstate self-distribution is not permitted.

Trade Practice Advisories

Alaska Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office
550 West 7th Avenue Ste 1600
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-0350
Fax: 907-263-5930


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This information is intended for winegrower licensees only. All information above is provided as an informational aid and is not legal advice. Data may be out-of-date or incomplete. Please consult a lawyer before taking any action.