Florida Breweries and Alcohol Licenses

Florida breweriesFlorida was named one of the top states for brewery openings at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Florida had the fifth most breweries across the U.S. in 2014, with 42 new beer makers setting up shop last year.

Jacksonville has embraced the new Florida breweries, especially for craft beer. There are 8 local Florida breweries in the Jacksonville area, and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Area will host The 7th Annual Craft & Import Beer Festival on May 15.

If you have or want to start a Florida brewery or Florida business involving alcohol, whether it be brewing, importing, distributing, or selling, there are specific guidelines and requirements that need to be met on a federal, state, and local level.

Failure to properly adhere to these guidelines could result in penalties, including the shutdown of your business operations.

Here at Boyer Law Firm, we assist clients with all types of alcohol licenses, including import licenses, distribution licenses, and more, so contact us today.

Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United States

Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United StatesU.S. consumers bought over 768 million gallons of wine in 2013, beating out France for the world’s biggest wine market, according to Daily Mail. The United States is still, however, behind France in consumption per head. This trend shows the opportunity for growth for businesses in the wine industry in the United States.

If you are interested in starting a business in Florida to import, export, or distribute wine or other alcohol, then in addition to the normal requirements to establish and run a business in Florida, you must adhere to Federal, State, and local regulations regarding alcohol licensing in Florida and the United States depending on your respective jurisdictions.

You must adhere to regulations set forth by U.S. CBP, the FDA, and more. You must also register the labels for your alcoholic products. There are different requirements for importers than there are for distributors, which is why it is important to hire an experienced international law attorney to assist you when applying for alcohol licensing in Florida and the United States.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in penalties that could stop or hinder your ability to conduct business in Florida.

For assistance in obtaining alcohol licensing or starting your business in Florida, contact Boyer Law Firm, P.L. today.

Import or Distribute Alcoholic Beverages in Florida or the US

Distribute alcoholic beverages in FloridaIn order to import or distribute alcoholic beverages in Florida or the United States, there are requirements you must meet set forth by federal, state, and local levels of government. These requirements include the obtainment of licenses, approval of labels for the products, FDA approval, and more.

The various licenses you will need will depend on the purpose of your business and the business activities in which you will engage to operate that business. An experienced international business attorney will be able to determine and assist you in obtaining the proper licenses needed to conduct your business in Florida and the US.

If you import or distribute alcoholic beverages in Florida or the United States and do not properly adhere to the regulations set forth by the various government agencies, then you could be subject to penalties that could stop your ability to conduct business in the United States and the State of Florida.

Here at Boyer Law Firm, P.L., we have successfully assisted clients in obtaining importation and distribution licenses in Florida and the United States. We can also assist you with setting up a company to import or distribute alcoholic beverages, assist you with contracts needed for the business, such as distribution agreements, and much more.

Import Products to the US and Florida

Import products to the USIf you are interested in or currently importing products to the United States, then it is important to ensure that you are abiding by US Customs laws. As trade between countries increases and the world becomes more globalized, there are greater opportunities for domestic and foreign entrepreneurs to export products out of the United States and import products to the US.

Various agencies on federal, state, and local levels have strict guidelines on imported products that must be met, such as labeling, content, and safety requirements. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in penalties, including fines or seizure of the goods in question.

An experienced US Customs attorney will be able to guide you through the various steps and regulations to ensure you are meeting all of the requirements to import products to the US.

Here at Boyer Law Firm, P.L., we can assist you not only through the process of importing products to the US, but also with setting up your business through which to import the products. Additionally, you may qualify for an E1 visa, which is a specific visa classification for those who participate in substantial, ongoing trade between the US and a treaty country.

If you are interested in exporting or importing products to the US, creating a business to do such, applying for an E1 visa, or any combination thereof, then contact Boyer Law Firm’s customs attorneys and international law attorneys to see how we can help you today.

Beer and Florida Alcohol Licensing Requirements

Florida alcohol licensing requirementsFlorida is ranked as the No. 3 state for beer shipments in the US, according to new data from the Beer Institute. Florida’s beer distributors, who are required to meet Federal and Florida alcohol licensing requirements, have an annual economic impact of about $3.2 billion, ranking No. 4 in that category.

Beer consumption in the US rose 1.5 percent in 2012, with North Dakota as the highest.

If you are interested in starting a business that involves beer or other alcohol, there are very specific Florida alcohol licensing requirements and Federal alcohol licensing requirements.

Here at Boyer Law firm, we can help you not only with the Federal and Florida alcohol licensing requirements for this type of business, but we can also help you setup the business. Our business attorneys are also available for business planning sessions and preventative business law meetings to help you run and maintain a profitable business.