IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Subnational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Sep 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

Alcohol is, by one of the peculiarities of U.S. constitutional law and history, one of the few products in which the state governments share regulatory authority over imports with the Federal government.
Under a bill (HB1936) that the governor of Texas signed into law on May 28, 2011, and that entered into effect on September 1, 2011, Texas liberalized certain aspects of its alcohol-import laws as they pertain to imports by individuals for their personal use. The law had originally distinguished between Texas residents and non-residents; that distinction is now eliminated. The original law had limited a resident's imports to not more than one quart of liquor or three gallons of wine; as amended, the law now permits up to 24 twelve-ounce bottles or an equivalent quantity of malt beverages, 3 gallons of wine, and 1 gallon of distilled spirits.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220710 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220820 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc
220830 Whiskies
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products
220850 Gin and Geneva
220860 Vodka
220870 Liqueurs and cordials
220890 Other
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220421 In containers holding 2 l or less
220429 Other
2205 Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances.
220510 In containers holding 2 l or less
2206 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
220600 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and nonalcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.
243 Malt liquors & malt
2203 Beer made from malt.
220300 Beer made from malt.
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength

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