Except as provided in sections 297G.07, subdivision 2, and 340A.301, subdivision 1, no retailer or other person may ship or cause to be shipped alcoholic beverages or ethyl alcohol for personal use or to a licensed manufacturer or wholesaler without obtaining an importer's license from the commissioner.
Importers' licenses must be applied for on a form the commissioner prescribes. The form must contain, along with information the commissioner requires, an agreement on the part of the applicant to obey all laws relating to the importation and sale of intoxicating liquor.
Annual fees for licenses under this section, which must accompany the application, are as follows:
|Importers of distilled spirits, wine, or ethyl alcohol||$||420|
|Importers of malt liquor||$||1,600|
If an application is denied, $100 of the fee shall be retained by the commissioner to cover costs of investigation.