(a)  A "direct shipment" means a shipment from the distiller or a warehouse of spirituous liquors, or from an antique spirituous liquor seller, directly to a local board without passing through the State ABC warehouse.

(b)  In addition to direct shipments authorized pursuant to G.S. 18B-800(c2), direct shipments shall be allowed by the Commission in emergency situations when the State ABC warehouse is closed or in a situation where, for transportation reasons, it is mutually advantageous to local boards and the operator of the State ABC warehouse.

(c)  Direct shipment shall have prior written approval from the Commission. Merchandise authorized to be shipped by direct shipment shall be consigned by the State ABC warehouse to the distiller's account in care of the local board. The local board shall acknowledge receipt of the merchandise on the shipping documents and forward them to the Contractor for processing through the accounting system as though the merchandise were shipped from the State ABC warehouse.

(d)  Upon compliance with 14B NCAC 15A .1403, an antique spirituous liquor seller may deliver antique spirituous liquor listed in its inventory directly to the local board that placed the special order for that inventory.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B-204; 18B-207; 18B-403; 18B-701(a)(1);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2011; May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02R .1305 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 22, 2015;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2021; January 1, 2018.