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Wholesale Laws for Hawaii

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Last Updated: Jan. 3, 2020

Summary

Alcohol is regulated at the County level in Hawaii. There are four counties; Honolulu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.

Laws & Rules:

Supplier Licensing

Required: No

Out-of-State suppliers are not required to obtain a license to ship wine products to wholesaler in the state.

Product Registration

Required: No

Brand registration, per se, is not required. Honolulu Liquor Commission asks manufacturers/distributors to submit copies of COLAs or sample labels for products not previously sold in Honolulu County. Main review is to determine that the product has a COLA approval (if applicable) and that certain words indicating Hawaii origin or manufacture are not improperly used (HRS 281-3).

Franchise "Monopoly Protection" Law

Franchise Law: No

Exclusive Territories: Not Required

Hawaii does not have a franchise law for wine.

Supplier Reporting Requirements

Required: No

Suppliers are not required to report sales or shipments of wine to wholesalers.

Sales Representative Licensing

Available: No

A salesperson’s license is not required.

Self-Distribution

License: Not Allowed

Interstate self-distribution is not permitted.

Trade Practice Advisories

Honolulu Liquor Commission
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-768-7300
Fax: 808-768-7311

County of Hawaii
Department of Liquor Control
Hilo Lagoon Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone 808-961-8218
Fax: 808-961-8684

County of Kauai
Department of Liquor Control
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-241-4966
Fax: 808-241-6585

County of Maui
Department of Liquor Control
2145 Kaohu Street
Trask Building, Room 105
Wailuku, HI 96793-2257
Phone: 808-243-7753
Fax: 808-243-7558

 

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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 Data may be out-of-date or incomplete.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.