This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Lack of state and federal-level regulatory framework for alcohol sales limits opportunities in the sector.

in India

Trade barrier summary

There is a lack of a harmonised regulatory framework across states, and at federal level, for labelling, distribution, registration, licensing, excise and other tax and charge requirements for exporting alcohol. This prevents challenges for UK exporters and domestic businesses. Alcohol is currently not covered under goods and services tax (GST) in the Indian market.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

11 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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