Kerala Tax Department publishes the Brewery (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Apr 03, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Commercial Compliance

The Kerala Tax Department on March 20, 2020 has published the Brewery (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Brewery Rules, 1967.

In PART – I which talks about the conditions for Brewery license and bottling of beer:

 Under Rule 3 which specifies the conditions to be fulfilled for obtaining License to brew beer in the Brewery, the brewery licence fee has been enhanced by Rs. 4,00,000 (Rupees Four Lakhs only) instead of 2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs only).

 Under Rule 30 which specifies the fee for Bottling of beer, the fee for License to bottling of Beer for the purpose of sale has been enhanced by Rs. 2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs only) instead of Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakh only).

 Rule 30A which specifies that after the bottles are filled with liquor, they shall immediately be corked and sealed or fitted with pilfer proof caps and affixed with a label approved by the Commissioner of Excise. A fee of Rs 10,000 (Rupees Ten thousand only) shall be paid for approval of each kind of label, has been substituted

After the bottles are filled with Beer, they shall immediately be corked and sealed or fitted with pilfer proof caps and affixed with label(s) approved by the Excise Commissioner as per the Kerala Foreign Liquor (Approval of Label) Rules, 2018.

They will come into force on April 01, 2020.

[Notification No. G. O. (P) No. 42/2020/TD(S. R. O. No. 238/2020)]


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