Bulletin for suppliers: Listing Procedure and Retail Sale of Alcoholic Preparations 15 July 2020

The separate instruction document of listing procedure and retail sale has been published for alcoholic preparations.

Please find attached document "Listing procedure and retail sale of alcoholic preparations 15 July 2020" that applies to alcoholic preparations with over 5.5 per cent alcohol by volume. Please notice, there is a separate listing instruction document for alcoholic beverages.

  • Alcoholic preparation stands for an alcoholic substance which is not an alcoholic beverage or spirit. Alko’s listing instruction applies to a solid or solid-containing alcoholic preparation, which is intended to be consumed as such or which can be made into a drink by separation of ingredients or by adding liquid, and the alcohol content is over 5.5 per cent of volume.
  • Solid alcoholic preparations containing maximum 2.8 per cent ethyl alcohol by volume, such as chocolate confectionery or ice cream, may be sold freely. The regulations of the Alcohol Act on alcoholic beverages, such as age limits, apply to the retail sale, licensed serving and marketing of stronger products.
  • The retail sale and licensed serving of alcoholic beverages with over 2.8 per cent of volume require a permission. The retail sale of alcoholic beverages with more than 5.5 per cent alcohol by volume belongs to sole right of Alko. For the purposes of the Alcohol Act, the preparation’s alcoholic strength by volume is considered to be its alcoholic strength by weight.

Advance information of product tender request published in July

The tender request of alcoholic chocolates for the Christmas season 2020 will be published in mid-July. In the tender is requested for chocolates with over 5.5 per cent alcohol by volume. Selected products will be listed in the selection tentatively in October 2020. More specific search information will be announced in the published tender.

"Listing procedure and retail sale of alcoholic preparations" document contains the principles of product listing and trade.