RECENT DIRECT SHIPPING DEVELOPMENTS
Anti-Shipping Bill In Nebraska Beaten Back (March 5, 2013)
Wine consumers regularly look to direct wine shipping in order to access wines not available in their local marketplace and look to retailers nationwide to locate and buy those wines. Yet only 14 states allow out-of-state retailers to legal ship wine to their consumers. This arbitrary restriction on wine retailers severely limits consumer access to wines, suppresses economic activity, limits the ability of retailers to respond to New Economy marketplaces and deprives citizens of significant tax revenue that would be raised by allowing direct shipping from out-of-state retailers.
NAWR seeks to change these arbitrary, archaic and protectionist laws through lobbying, media and lawmaker education and litigation where states blatantly violate the Commerce Clause in their bans on out-of-state retailer shipping.