CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN AND IDENTITY FOR GERMAN WINES
Importers, and others concerned:
Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to inform importers of
German Wines that the certification of origin system adopted by the
Federal Republic of Germany with respect to German Wines exported to
the United States does not extend to all German Wines as stated in
Industry Circular No. 60-5.
Background. Refer to Industry Circular No. 60-5.
Conclusion. The Internal Revenue Service has been informed that
the Federal Republic of Germany does not authorize the issuance of
certificates of origin and identity for products described as "May Wine
and "Sekt". As to other German Wines, the certificate of origin
requirements described in Industry Circular No. 60-5 remains intact.
The Commissioner of Customs is being requested to advise his
Collectors at the various ports of entry to discontinue requiring
certificates of origin for the two products identified above.
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