Interested in becoming an import agent? Review our introduction overview prior to sending us a new import agent application package.
Download the new import agent application package and follow the instructions on page two (2) of the application.
Should you have any questions during the application process, please contact our Vendor Relations Team at email@example.com or 604-252-8700.
An A-Z resource guide that covers the importation process, product registration, purchase orders, pricing, frequently used forms and how agents can utilize our LDB Wholesale Customer Centre.
Updated for 2018/2019
CALJ Product Identification Standards for Use in the Distribution of Beverage Alochol
To ensure your product meets the federal requirements, please review and download the updated 2018 Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions document outlining the Product Identification Standards for use in the Distribution of Beverage Alcohol.
Highlights of revisions made to the 2018 edition include:
• alignment of UCC/EAN definitions, terminologies and nomenclature with GS-1 and GTIN
• updated references and links to GS1 documents, standards and manuals
• adoption of GS1 GTIN allocation rules and conditions for reuse and reassignment of Item Numbers
• addition of hyperlinks to internal and external references
• removal of outed information and references
• document layout reformatted
LDB Social Responsibility Label Regulations
In addition, it is mandatory for all agents and suppliers to submit a product label photograph with all new packaged product registrations. Our Vendor Relations Team will review the label to ensure it meets the LDB's social responsibility criteria. The LDB Label Regulations for social responsibility is also available for download below.
There are two (2) steps to becoming an import agent.
- Contact the Liquor Control Licensing Branch (LCLB) at 1-866-209-2111 or (250) 952-5787 to obtain a licence package.
- Once you have your agent licence number, view the introduction section and download the New Agent Application Package.
Please Note: You must have a supplier that has already authorized you to represent them.
Once you are granted an agent licence from the LCLB, the LDB process time can vary but usually takes 2 weeks.
There are no application fees to submit a new agents package to the LDB. However, there is fee to obtain an agents license from the LCLB.
No. A letter of authorization states only one agent can represent a supplier (or a specific line of products).
Samples are generally not required for product registration, but a sample may be requested by our Vendor Relations Team reviewing your registration.
Please contact our Wholesale Pricing Team for assistance. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-252-8701.
Once your product registration application has been approved, you can submit a listing application to BC Liquor Stores. The listing application will be reviewed by a BC Liquor Stores Category Manager who will approve or decline the application.
Mail your completed package to:
Attention: New Import Agent Registration
LDB Wholesale Supply Chain
3383 Gilmore Way
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 4S1
We must receive all your completed documents in one package prior to our review.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Vendor Relations Team at email@example.com or call 604-252-8700.