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Shipping Instructions

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1. Labeling and Documents

Clearly, label each box of wine using the shipping label. Official (Sommeliers Choice Awards) SCA shipping labels are on the 'My shipping labels' section of 'My account'. You can download and print your shipping label. Please note that your reference number is on the shipping label and it is very important for SCA team to see your shipping label on your box and one copy inside your box. Failure to include these labels may result in your samples not being accepted at the SCA warehouse.

Sommeliers Choice Awards is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your wines, please ensure everything is in order before sending your wines. Sommeliers Choice Awards takes no responsibility in delays caused by FedEx, USPS, UPS and other carriers and customs. It is advisable to ship all the samples in advance to avoid delays.

2. Shipping Address and No of Bottles Per Entry

Please send your samples (3 bottles per entry) to SWA at the below address between 1 October 2018 and 30 April 2019 to the following address:

Sommeliers Choice Awards - MHW LTD
c/o Northwest Distribution and Storage, Inc.
1745 Oxford St. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

*Wines that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

*Official SCA shipping labels MUST BE USED and are on the 'My shipping labels' section of 'My account'. You can download and print your shipping label. Please note that your reference number is on the shipping label and it is very important for SCA team to see your shipping label on your box and one copy inside your box. Clearly, label each box of wine using the shipping label. Official SCA shipping labels must be used to send samples

3. Import License, Declaration & Duty

All duty, shipping costs, and taxes must be prepaid by the submitter of the samples. Wines must be Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), therefore instruction to complete the import declaration should be given to your forwarder/courier company, please choose ‘shipper accept all charges’ on the documentation provided by your courier company. Submitters should also be responsible for any fees related to the import declaration. Wines cannot be accepted by our logistic partner if the charges associated with shipping have not been paid. Any penalty and additional cost incurred from the non-compliance of declaration requirement in USA will be borne by the Submitters.

4. Do I Need To Insure My Wine?

SCA and its logistic partner will not take responsibility for wine damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of SCA, it is necessary or advisable for the SCA to be canceled, SCA cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss of profit, damage or expense of any kind incurred as the result of such a cancellation.

Sommeliers Choice Awards is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your wines, please ensure everything is in order before sending your wines. Sommeliers Choice Awards takes no responsibility in delays caused by FedEx, USPS, UPS and other carriers and customs. It is advisable to ship all the samples in advance to avoid delays.