United States Customs & Border Patrol permits the importation of alcohol in household good shipments when prior approval is obtained and advance documentation is provided. Individuals wishing to ship alcohol in their household goods are subject to State, Federal, and US Customs requirements, taxes, fees, and restrictions. All additional fees associated with the shipment of alcohol are solely the responsibility of the customer.
The following documentation must be submitted to the Spangdahlem AB Personal Property Office at the time of counseling or alcohol will not be authorized to ship in household goods:
- Power of Attorney (POA)
for your Transportation Service Provider to clear your alcohol through US Customs. Please print and complete the POA; this does not need to be notarized by the legal office
- Completed alcohol inventory
: Each column of the alcohol inventory must be filled out in its entirety and the total number of liters must be annotated on the inventory.
- Written permission from the state the customer is moving to authorizing the importation of alcohol in household goods. Contact information for each state's Alcohol, Beverage, and Control (AB&C) Board can be found at the following link: http://www.ttb.gov/wine/state-ABC.shtml
Customers must turn in the above documentation at the time of counseling or alcohol will not ship in household goods.