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Customs department notice – Distribution of fiscal banderols (stickers) for wine bottles purchased prior to 1st January 2015

Since there are still various wines on the market which were being sold prior to 1stJanuary 2015, the Customs Department is going to be distributing banderols (stickers)that have to be fixed onto bottles/containers with a volume of 0.375 litresor more.

Between the 18thFebruary 2015 and 14thMay 2015, Customs Department representatives will be present in the following localities according to the following schedule to supply the banderols (stickers) to traders for existing stock:


Localities Covered



Birkirkara; Santa Venera

Birkirkara Local Council (8am – 3pm)

18th, 19th, 20thFebruary 2015

Gozo and Comino— Fontana; Għajnsielem; Għarb; Għasri; Kerċem, Munxar; Nadur; Qala; San Lawrenz; Sannat; Victoria; Xagħra; Xewkija; Żebbuġ

Customs Office – Mġarr Marina Gozo

23rd, 24th, 25th February 2015

Birżebbuġa; Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk Local Council

26th, 27th February 2015

Dingli; Mdina; Mġarr; Mtarfa; Rabat

Dingli Local Council

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5thMarch 2015

Mellieħa; Għadira; Manikata; Għajn Tuffieħa

Mellieħa Local Council

6th, 7thMarch 2015

Floriana; Valletta

Floriana Local Council

9th, 10th, 11th, 12thMarch 2015

Tarxien; Żejtun

Żejtun Local Council

13th, 14thMarch 2015


Mosta Local Council

16th, 17thMarch 2015

Gżira; Msida; Ta’ Xbiex

Ta’ Xbiex Local Council

18th, 20th, 21stMarch 2015

Pembroke; San Ġiljan; San Ġwann; Swieqi

Pembroke Local Council

23rd, 24th, 25th, 26thMarch 2015

San Pawl il-Baħar; Buġibba; Qawra; Burmarrad; Xemxija; Salina; Wardija

San Pawl il-Baħar Local Council

6th, 7th, 8th, 9thApril 2015

Attard; Balzan; Iklin; Lija

Iklin Local Council

13th, 14thApril 2015

Marsaskala; Xagħjra; Żabbar

Marsaskala Local Council

15th, 16thApril 2015

Għaxaq; Gudja; Luqa

Gudja Local Council

17th, 18thApril 2015

Għargħur; Naxxar

Għargħur Local Council

20th, 21stApril 2015

Bormla; Fgura; Kalkara; Isla; Birgu

Kalkara Local Council

22nd, 23rdApril 2015

Ħamrun; Marsa; Pieta’

Pieta’ Local Council

24th, 25thApril 2015

Kirkop; Mqabba; Qrendi; Safi; Żurrieq

Żurrieq Local Council

27th, 28thApril 2015

Raħal Ġdid; Santa Luċija

Santa Luċija Local Council

29th, 30thApril 2015


Qormi Local Council

4th, 5thMay 2015

Siġġiewi; Żebbuġ

Siġġiewi Local Council

6th, 7thMay 2015


Pembroke Local Council

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th  May 2015

The distribution will take place through the above-mentioned venues on the said dates for businesses operating in the specific localities. Unless otherwise specified, the times are: Monday to Friday 8am till 12pm (noon) and from 1.30pm till 4.00pm; and in cases of dates falling on Saturdays, 8am till 12pm (noon).

Traders need to take stock of the amount of bottles/containers of wine of 0.375 litres or more which are unmarked and need the banderols (stickers). A list of this has to be supplied Customs so that Customs may supply the necessary banderols (stickers). This stock should not include wine D.O.K. and I.G.T of local Maltese producers. However, table wine produced locally should also be included in the stock list. Traders will then have a maximum of five (5) days to affix the banderols (stickers) on their unmarked stock.

It is of utmost importance that business comply to this campaign since as from 25th May 2015 an enforcement campaign will be taking place and products found available in the market without the fiscal banderol will be confiscated and the trader may receive further legal action.

The Customs Department’s Excise Department is also extending its services on Saturdays (8am till 12pm – noon), whereby these fiscal banderols (stickers) may also be obtained.


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