Bulk distilled spirits on which the internal revenue tax has not been paid or determined as authorized by law may, under such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe, be transferred in bond between bonded premises in any approved container. For the purposes of this chapter, the removal of bulk distilled spirits for transfer in bond between bonded premises shall not be construed to be a withdrawal from bonded premises. The provisions of this section restricting transfers to bulk distilled spirits shall not apply to alcohol bottled under the provisions of section 5235 which is to be withdrawn for industrial purposes. In the case of distilled spirits transferred in bond after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2020, this section shall be applied without regard to whether distilled spirits are bulk distilled spirits.
PRIOR PROVISIONS A prior section 5212, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 639, related to the prevention and detection of fraud and contained a cross reference to provisions for gauging and marking of spirits, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859. See section 5204(b) of this title. Provisions similar to those comprising this section were contained in prior sections 5194(a), (e) to (g), 5217(a), 5246, 5308, act Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 634 to 636, 641, 647, 657, prior to the general revision of this chapter by Pub. L. 85–859.AMENDMENTS 2017—Pub. L. 115–97 inserted at end "In the case of distilled spirits transferred in bond after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2020, this section shall be applied without regard to whether distilled spirits are bulk distilled spirits." 1980—Pub. L. 96–598 inserted provision that restriction on transfers to bulk distilled spirits not apply to alcohol bottled under section 5235 of this title which is to be withdrawn for industrial purposes. 1979—Pub. L. 96–39 substituted "Bulk distilled spirits" for "Distilled spirits" and "bulk distilled spirits" for "distilled spirits". 1976—Pub. L. 94–455 struck out "or his delegate" after "Secretary".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2017 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 115–97, title I, §13808(b), Dec. 22, 2017, 131 Stat. 2178, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply distilled spirits transferred in bond after December 31, 2017." EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1979 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 96–39 effective Jan. 1, 1980, see section 810 of Pub. L. 96–39, set out as a note under section 5001 of this title.
26 U.S.C. § 5212 (2018)
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