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With effect from 2 January 2024, only sellers who hold a Liquor Licence will be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015.
Definition of Liquor/ Alcoholic Beverage:
(a) a beverage containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume;
(b) a mixture of ethanol and some other substance or liquid (including water) and containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume; or
(c) any other substance (whether or not a beverage or liquid) that is prescribed by the regulations as liquor.
The new requirements requires, amongst others, that a licensee, and an employee of the licensee, must not supply any liquor to an individual who is younger than 18 years online (whether through electronic commerce platforms or otherwise). Failure to comply with these regulations constitutes an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000.
For more details please refer to https://www.police.gov.sg/e-Services/Police-Licences/Liquor-Licence
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen to my (Alcoholic Beverage) listings before 2 Jan 2024?
All past existing Alcohol listings (in Active state) will be removed from the marketplace. Please let us know in this form if you hold a Liquor Licence and would like to retain your existing ‘Alcoholic Beverages’ listings.
Can I create new listings and continue to sell Alcohol after 2 Jan 2024?
If you have a Liquor License, you may continue to list in the Alcoholic Beverage category. You can only proceed if you acknowledge and confirm that you have a Liquor License.
What will happen if I list without a valid Liquor Licence?
Failure to comply with these regulations will be subjected to the penalties listed above.
Additionally, all non-compliant listings will be removed from the marketplace.
Does this requirement apply to casual sellers?
This requirement applies to all sellers who wish to list and sell liquor on Carousell in Singapore.
How do I apply for a licence to sell liquor? Who can I reach out to for more information?
You may refer to the SPF website on how to apply for a Liquor Licence.