Tequila Import and Export Guide

Importing and exporting bottled alcohol beverages in and out of the United States is something Scarbrough has been doing for over 30 years. We have highly experienced Licensed Customs brokers on staff with a background in the transportation of and regulations behind wine, beer and distilled spirits.  With that being said, we would love to share some easy reference guides with you.

Today, we pick Tequila.

Tequila, made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the state of Jalisco, Mexico has been around for centuries. Check out the history of tequila below. [Click on the picture to enlarge]

History of Tequila


Rules and Regulations.

Tequila distillers have a stringent set of rules they must abide by. Those include ensuring that each bottle is made in the proper location –from the correct ingredients—and that reposado and añejo versions are aged for just the right amount of time. [Source]  As popular as tequila has become in the United States, tequila importers and brands are on the rise.  Just as tequila distillers must abide by certain rules, so do the importers.

Scarbrough is here to help.

Check out our handy Export and Import Reference Guide for Tequila.  Click on image to enlarge.






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