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WineAmerica: USPS Shipping Equity Act Reintroduced

June 19, 2023
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On May 25 (National Wine Day), Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the USPS Shipping Equity Act (HR 3721). The bill has been introduced nearly every Congress for the last 10 years. This is the first time the bill has not been sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who has since retired from Congress.

This legislation would end the Prohibition-era ban that prevents the United States Postal Service (USPS) from shipping alcoholic beverages to consumers, and would let it ship directly from licensed producers and retailers to consumers over the age of 21, in accordance with state and local laws at the delivery location. This bill is critical in leveling the competitive playing field, increasing consumer and manufacturer choice, and generating millions of dollars in revenue per year for the financially strapped postal service.

WineAmerica supports the USPS Shipping Act, as it would give American wineries another option for shipping their wine safely and legally to consumers

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