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 for German
Wines exported to the United States does not extend to all German
Background. Refer to Industry Circular Nos. 60-5 and 60-47.
Conclusion. This office has been informed by the Federal
Republic of Germany that, in addition to wines described as "May
Wine" and "Sekt" certificates of origin are also not issued with
respect to wines described as "Sparkling" or "Schaumwein"; or to
wines produced from fruits other than grapes. In view of this,
certificates of origin and identity will not be required by United
States Customs officers with respect to any of such wines.
Copies of this Circular are being forwarded to the Collectors
of Customs at the various ports of entry as their authority to
discontinue requiring certificates of origin for the 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 Division (Attention: CP:AT:B), Washington 25, D. C.
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division