Part 6 – Division 4
Overview: Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act

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The Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act (IILA) is a federal statute governing the interprovincial transportation and international importation of intoxicating liquors. This legislation controls and restricts the movement of liquor from one province to another, as well as its importation into Canada.

The amendment removes the federal barrier prohibiting individuals from moving spirits and beer from one province to another when it is for their personal use. It is important to note that Provincial liquor laws govern the movement, sale, purchase and possession of beer, wine and spirits within each province.  Changes to these laws are often also required to allow interprovincial movement.

This amendment will align with the previous amendment to the IILA for the interprovincial movement of wine (Bill C-311, Royal Assent June 28, 2012).

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