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ILCC determines trade practice policy regarding Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Filter

DATE: September 28, 2005
CONTACT: Ted Penesis (

The following listing captures a large number of trade practice issues, which have been submitted to the Commission for determination.


A Manufacturer, Importing Distributor, or Distributor may sell, supply, furnish, give or pay for, or otherwise provide to and install for a licensee authorized to sell alcoholic beverages at retail, carbon dioxide filters provided that the following applies:

  1. The cost to the manufacturer importing distributor or distributor for such filters, including labor and installation costs, does not exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00).
  2. The filters are installed in such a manner that it protects and cleans the CO2 supply for all the draft beer in the retailer’sdelivery system and not just the products carried by the manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor supplying the filter.
  3. The filters must be made available to all retailers that sell draft beer.
  4. The manufacturer, importing distributor, or distributor may not limit the availability of the filter to only the retailers that carry the brands of the supplying manufacturer, importing distributor or distributor.

It is the determination of the Commission that CO2 filters may provide consumer protection and aid in providing a safe and healthy product delivered to consumers. Therefore, the Commission has determined that providing such items under the above standards, would not constitute a “thing of value” or otherwise be prohibited within the meaning of Sections 5/6-4, 5/6-5 o5 5/6-6, of the Illinois Liquor Control Act (235 ILCS 5/1 et seq.)

This Trade Practice Policy shall expire and be repealed on October 1, 2006 unless readopted by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

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