CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN AND IDENTITY FOR
Importers, and others concerned:
Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to inform importers of
Hungarian Wines that all such wines shipped from foreign ports on and
after October 15, 1959, must be accompanied by appropriate certificates
of origin and identity issued under authority of the Hungarian Government
with respect to such wines.
Background. Refer to Industry Circulars 58-35, 59-5, 59-28 and
Conclusion. The Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (Magyar Kereskedelmi
Kamara) is an official body of the Hungarian Government and is authorized
under law to issue its certificate of origin and identity for all
In all instances the certificate must identify the wine covered
thereby as follows:
1. Number and description of containers (whether cases or
2. Marks and numbers on cases or barrels.
3. Total quantity.
4. Designation and description of wine (under heading
The certificate must be signed by the Secretary of the Chamber of
In order to avoid detention of merchandise at the ports of entry, all
importers of Hungarian Wines should advise their principals abroad of these
provisions. Importers are also reminded of the provisions of Industry
Circular No.59-49, with respect to certificates required for wines exported
in bulk from countries of origin and bottled in other countries prior to
shipment to the United States.
Inquiries. Correspondence in regard to this Industry Circular should
refer to its number and be addressed to the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco
Tax (O:AT:BT), Washington 25, D. C.
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division
IRS D. C. 51179