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Parliament passed amendments to the Alcohol Act on Wednesday, banning the "renting" or "loaning" of alcohol.

The change means any form of handing alcohol to consumers for a financial gain is defined as a retail sale.

The Consumer Protection Board has opened a number of investigations into the renting of alcohol, which usually takes place during the national alcohol sale ban hours, from 22:00 to 10:00 in the morning.

After the ban on alcohol sales during the night was enforced, schemes to rent alcohol for free or at low cost, but with a later return fee or deposit popped up.

The amendments will take effect from July 1.

Editor: J.M. Laats



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