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Broking of transaction of alcohol beverage in Japan

Broking of transaction of alcohol beverage in Japan

In the case you have familiar Brewery and Potential purchaser of alcohol beverage, you may want to start broking business ( baikai gyo = 媒介業 ) in Japan.

You know a company who wants to sell its alcohol beverage and a company who wants to purchase alcohol beverage from Japan.
In that case you may start broking business if you can obtain necessary license.
You need to obtain alcohol beverage broking license ( Shurui hanbai baikai gyo = 酒類販売媒介業).

 

 

However at first I would like to inform you that it is very difficult to obtain it if you are not large company.

 

 

If you convey intention of one party ( brewery or buyer ) to counterparty or introduce counterparty for business purpose continuously, your activity is included in alcohol beverage broking business.

In order to obtain alcohol beverage broking license ( Shurui hanbai baikai gyo = 酒類販売媒介業), you need to have enough knowledge and ability to operate this business properly based on your experience.

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If you obtain this license with legal entity, the legal entity needs to be managed by such experienced person.

 

So, you need to satisfy one of below.

 

1  You have been employee of alcohol beverage manufacturing business or alcohol beverage seller business for more than 10 years continuously ( If you have been manager of these business, more than five years ) Or

 

2 You operated alcohol beverage broking business more than enough years Or

3  You have engaged in selling of alcohol beverage manufacturing machine for ten years or more Or

 

4  You have instructed alcohol beverage manufacturing technique for five years or more
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You need to have enough skill to operate this alcohol beverage broking business stably.
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You need to know basic matters to operate business by yourself.
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So, you need to know about accounting etc.

 

Moreover…….
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You need to expect the amount of transaction is 240 kl or more per a year.

Assumed that a beer bottle is about 630 milliliter.

 

240 kiloliter means 240 000 000 milliliter.

240 000 000 ml / 630 ml = 380,000 beer bottles.

So, you need to expect that you can intermediate 380,000 beer bottles per a year.

So, if your familiar brewery and potential buyer is not large company, it should be difficult to obtain this alcohol beverage broking business license.

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