Bestway Wholesale has pledged its support in tackling the illegal trade in alcohol by signing up to the Government’s Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme.

The scheme which came into force on April 1st will put the onus on customers to prove that they are purchasing their alcohol from vetted wholesalers in a bid to stop the increasing levels of non-duty paid stock entering the country.

Martin Race, Managing Director for Bestway Wholesale comments “The fraudulent trade in alcohol has been a major problem for many years. The wholesaler sector and our customers have suffered as white van man and other less scrupulous ‘wholesalers’ have flooded the market with bootleg booze. The AWRS will clamp down on this supply and also provide customers with the confidence that they are operating within the legal framework.

We welcome the new scheme, are grateful for the work of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors in lobbying for the legislation and are proud to be among the first to register.”


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