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Background and functioning of
alcohol monopoly, 07.11.10
The State Alcohol and Tobacco
Company of Iceland (ATVR)
• ATVR is a monopoly in sales of alcohol to consumers
in Iceland.
• ATVR is a state-owned company that acts under the
Ministry of Finance.
• ATVR operations are regulated with;
• Regulation No 883/2005 on the State Alcohol
and Tobacco Monopoly
• Act No 63/1969 on the Icelandic State trade in
alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
ATVR, organisation chart
Ministry of
Finance
Board of
Directors (5)
Director
Distribution and
wholesale of tobacco
Sales and services
ATVR, activity
• 49 outlets.
• The outlets offers between 100-1000
brands/products of alcoholic beverages.
• Total of 20 million litres sold in 2009.
• Operating margin 2009: 5%.
• Return on Equity 2009: 43%
• Dividend paid to the state 2009: 960 million ISK
Range of products, ATVR
• Regulation No 883/2005 about ATVR
• In article 8 it is stated that ATVR should create regulations
that should ensure a range of products that reflects the
demand from the consumers and also insure that
producers and suppliers of alcohol will have a possibility
to sell their products in the ATVRs outlets. The regulation
must be confirmed by the minister of finance and
published in the legal gazette.
Range of products, ATVR
• The main objects of ATVR are stipulatied in the regulations and
are as followed:
• ATVR shall ensure a product range in the outlets taking
into account demand and costumer expectations in each
case.
• ATVR shall ensure variety and quality with a forward
looking product range that covers the main categories of
alcoholic beverages and the world´s production areas.
• ATVR shall see to maintain equal treatment of the
suppliers of alcoholic beverages in the choice of products,
decisions as to sales and distribution.
• ATVR shall try, in selecting products, to support
responsible use of alcoholic beverages and the handling
of alcohol.
Range of products, importers/suppliers
• ATVR buys its products from locally listed suppliers.
• The suppliers must have a permit to sell alcoholic beverages
wholesale.
• Small fee for permit, first year trial permit. If permit is
renewed the it will be valid for unlimited time.
• Those permits are only given to supplier companies, not
individuals.
• The permit allows the suppliers to sell the beverages to; ATVR,
restaurants and bars (etc), other suppliers, foreign embassies,
producers of alcoholic beverages and duty free shops.
Application for sale of alcoholic
beverages.
Quality inspection /
product certification.
Accepted
/ refused
Negotiation
of contract
Application and
Information from
suppliers
Sales
Pricing, ordering,
distribution, shelf
labels, sales etc.
Registration of
application, Product
no., Product card
Confirmation of
receipt
Photographing
and
Product
description
Range of products, trial range
• The trial range is intended for products that the suppliers offer
for trial sales in the outlets. A product which reaches a certain
sales result in the trial range is moved to the basic range.
• The trial range period is 12 moths. Generally the trial product is
sold in two main outlets.
• Should the brand in trial range reach the criterion margin it
shall be transferred to the basic range. The criterion margin is a
certain fixed amount or 75% of the margin of the six hundreth
brand on the margin list. The lower criterion shall be used. (ATVR
publish monthly on its supply web the gross margins of sales of
brands).
• A product that is not transferred into the basic range from the
trial range at the end of the 12 month trial period shall be
removed from the trial range category. It is possible to apply for
the same product after a period of 12 months.
Range of products, basic range
• The basic range is the main sales category of ATVR.
• The basic range is intended to ensure a supply of products
which enjoy the greatest costumer demand.
• The basic range is re-assessed at four month intervals along
with a review of product choice in the outlets.
• A product is removed from the basic range if the gross margin
for a 12 month period does not reach a specified amount (the
margin for the basic range is significantly higher than the margin
for the trial range).
• A product that has been transferred out of the basic range may
go on trila sales after supplies held by ATVR are sold out.
Range of products, month´s specialities
• The month´s specialities category is intended for seasonal
products.
• In order to be considered valid to be included in the month´s
specialities the product must be associated with a specific
season and/or traditional sales associated with the relevant
season.
• Other specialities are chosen and sold by ATVR in order to
include products that increase the variety and quality of the
product selection offered in the basic range.
• The specialities category is also intended to ensure a supply of
products that meet the wishes and needs of costumers and offer
products that are sold for a short time.
Range of products, month´s specialities
• The month´s specialities category is intended for seasonal
products.
• In order to be considered valid to be included in the month´s
specialities the product must be associated with a specific
season and/or traditional sales associated with the relevant
season.
• Other specialities are chosen and sold by ATVR in order to
include products that increase the variety and quality of the
product selection offered in the basic range.
• The specialities category is also intended to ensure a supply of
products that meet the wishes and needs of costumers and offer
products that are sold for a short time.
Alcohol advertising
• The advertising of alcohol and various types of alcohol is
prohibited.
• It is forbidden to display use or any other treatment of alcohol
in advertisements or information about other products or
services.
• Exempt from the prohibition:
• Advertising in foreign languages in foreign print publications
brought into the country, unless the main purpose of the
publication is or importation is to advertise alcohol.
• Identification with the firm name and/or logo of the usual
equipment to serve alcoholic beverages in restaurants where
alcholic beverages are permitted.
• Identification with firm name and/or logo on transport
equipments of the manufacturer, product packaging, etc.
Imports for private consumption
• Private imports are allowed for private consumption.
• The importer must pay the applicable taxes.
• There is no limit for the quantity of imports for private
consumption.
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