Important news on registering alcohol containers

As of February 22, 2024, AGLC will no longer register alcohol containers with the BCMB on behalf of the liquor agencies. We are currently experiencing system issues that may potentially delay the alcohol container registration process. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are actively working to resolve the issue. Learn More

Policies and legislation

Policy updates

For the latest updates to AGLC polices, see Liquor legislation and policies on website.

Policy handbooks

AGLC liquor policies are available in policy handbooks. As a manufacturer, you should be familiar with the policies in the Liquor Manufacturers Handbook.

When you receive your Class E licence, you are automatically registered as an agency to sell and market your products. This changes only if you name someone else to be your agency. For more details, see Liquor agencies and suppliers.

Alberta laws

Responsibilities of AGLC and licensees are set out in provincial legislation. These are:

Federal laws

The Excise Act describes duties that apply to liquor products in Canada.

The Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA) controls and restricts the movement of liquor from one province to another. It also controls liquor importation into Canada. The IILA gives provinces authority to control imports into their jurisdictions.


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