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Posts from the Oregon Category

Oregon – The Next Round is Just Starting

By Alex Heckathorn - Principal, Compliance Service of America

With a new law allowing out-of-state wineries to sell directly to Oregon retailers, effective January 1, Oregon looked like a bright star in the winery self-distribution field. Oregon had chosen to level up, allowing both domestic and out-of-state wineries to sell direct to retailers. It seemed as if free trade in wine had arrived. But, [...]

January 10th, 2008

New Oregon rules are live – reminder to get the new permit

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Just a quick reminder that the new permit system took effect in Oregon on January 1st. Even if you previously had a reciprocal shipping permit to ship into Oregon, you now need their new permit to continue direct shipping. For wineries in states that were not considered to be “reciprocal” with Oregon, you can now [...]

January 3rd, 2008

Oregon Direct Shipper Permit Applications Available

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

On January 1, 2008 the legislation replacing Oregon’s reciprocity law with a permit system for the sale and shipment of wine directly from wineries will become effective. The new law requires wineries have a Direct Shipper Permit, pay an annual license fee of $50 and maintain a bond of at least $1000. Wineries with approved [...]

November 15th, 2007

Indiana and Oregon – starkly different paths to wine shipping laws

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Wine Spectator Online has a good article that compares the different paths that Indiana and Oregon took in arriving at their new rules. It’s definitely worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Advocates of direct-to-consumer wine shipments recently scored two points in the win column: Oregon and Indiana. Both states now have more open direct-shipping [...]

September 11th, 2007

Oregon to end reciprocity – permitted retailers and wineries can ship on January 1st

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

After January 1st, there may be only two reciprocal states left. Oregon HB 2171 was signed by the governor on July 31st and is now enrolled. As mentioned in a previous post, Oregon is all set up to become a limited/direct permit state for direct to consumer shipping. Previously a reciprocal state, only wineries from [...]

August 13th, 2007