Subject: Revised Selling Prices of Imported Spirits and Wines ( SFI S) in Hotels


All approved and Classified
1,2,3,4,5 and 5 D Hotel Members
and Approved Restaurant Members of FHRAI

CC: All Members of the Executive Committee
All Regional Associations

Sub: Revised Selling Prices of Imported Spirits and Wines
( SFI S) in Hotels

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry had received complaints that the benefits derived by Hotels/Restaurants on import of duty free wines and liquor under the Served from India Scheme (SFIS) were not being passed on to the consumers. It was also pointed out that the Hotels/Restaurants mark up was to the tune of 1000% of the landed cost hence SFIS should be discontinued

A meeting was held among senior hoteliers and a joint proposal was submitted by FHRAI and HAI on 13.3. 2008 to the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. In this it was committed that the revised selling prices of imported spirits and wines in the hotels would be applicable with effect from 01.04.2008.

As per the above commitment the revised selling prices are to be restrained in Bars and Restaurants with a mark up upto 400% for imported spirits and 250% for imported wines on landed costs plus taxes including excise duties and gratis items as detailed in the statement of costs submitted to the Ministry of Commerce (copy enclosed).

You are therefore requested to implement the above said commitment w.e.f 01.04.2008 and a confirmation to this effect may please be sent to us by email.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Asha Juneja
Assistant Secretary General

Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India
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