§ 9.91. Importation.

 (a)  A person may not import malt or brewed beverages into this Commonwealth for delivery or use therein, unless the person holds a valid Importing Distributor License, issued by the Board under the Liquor Code, or unless the person is otherwise exempted by the provisions of this section.

 (b)  This section does not prohibit the importation of malt or brewed beverages by either of the following:

   (1)  A resident of this Commonwealth, for personal use only and not for sale, provided that the malt or brewed beverages are in original containers and that the tax thereon has been paid, or provisions for the payment have been made under the Malt Beverage Tax Law (72 P. S. § §  9001—9016).

   (2)  Railroad and pullman companies, in their dining, club and buffet cars, licensed in this Commonwealth.

 (c)  Sales of malt or brewed beverages intended to be transported for delivery or use in this Commonwealth shall be consummated outside this Commonwealth and shall be paid for in full prior to or at the time of delivery to the consignee in this Commonwealth, who shall pay transportation charges. The beverages shall also be tax paid in accordance with section 2003 of the Malt Beverage Tax Law (72 P. S. §  9003), and the transporter shall be considered the agent of the consignee.


   The provisions of this §  9.91 adopted June 26, 1952; amended through August 29, 1966; amended July 20, 1970, effective July 21, 1970, 1 Pa.B. 137; amended January 19, 2001, effective January 20, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 430. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (229073) to (229074).

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