Starting in the fall of 2023, AGLC will no longer register alcohol containers with the BCMB on behalf of liquor agencies.  Liquor agencies will be required to register new containers directly with the BCMB through our new registration portal that is currently being developed.

The amendments to the registration process for liquor agencies are needed to:

  • support a streamlined approach to alcohol container registration within the new system;
  • enable liquor agencies to directly connect with the BCMB, supporting more timely and accurate processing and information exchange; and
  • ensure all beverage manufacturers (including alcohol, non-alcohol and cannabis) follow the same process for registration.

It will also allow liquor agencies to confirm a container’s eligibility in Alberta with the BCMB and ask questions about unique and novel containers.

Please see the links below for full details:

Fact Sheet  

Frequently Asked Questions  

The BCMB and AGLC will provide information and updates leading up to, during and after the launch of the new system. Training on the new registration process will also be provided.

The BCMB will work closely with liquor agencies throughout the transition and afterward to support them in every way possible with this process change.

  • If you have questions or concerns related to alcohol container registration, please contact us at: registrations@bcmb.ab.ca
  • If you have questions or concerns related to alcohol/product registration, please contact AGLC at: product@aglc.ca
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