Iowa removes Bond Requirement for DTC

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has eliminated the bond requirement for a wine direct shipper permit in its online licensing system pursuant to alcoholic beverage legislation (SF 2347) signed into law earlier this year. The removal of the bond requirement became effective on Aug. 18, 2022 and makes it easier for wineries to apply for new DTC permits and renewals. In addition, the new law simplifies the renewal process for wine direct shipper permits and Vintner’s Certificate of Compliance holders.