Here is all the information you need to get the distribution permit, mandatory to distribute soft drink containers in Quebec :
This permit is free with a delay of two weeks. You cannot sell soft drink in the Province of Quebec before receiving the permit and the approval by BGE of the label on containers.
Note that a Registrant shall also collect from any person to whom it sells, delivers or donates outside Quebec soft drinks in non-refillable containers, a deposit of $0.05 for each container that bears an inscription identical to or similar to that provided for in Schedule D, or any other inscription which could lead someone to believe that the container is returnable in Quebec for refund of the deposit under the terms of the Agreement unless the total deposit amount and any other refundable amount upon return of such container (or similar container), at the location where it is thus sold, delivered or given, is equal to or greater than the amount of deposit that should be collected in accordance with this Agreement. The deposit cannot be charged separately on invoices to your customers in that province but must still be declared and remitted to BGE. Information on the sale outside of Quebec can be found in Article 4.1 of the Agreement.
Beverage container programs in Canada
Being compliant with the regulatory requirements in a province does not mean that you are allowed to distribute similar containers in other provinces. If you wish to distribute similar containers in other provinces, you must contact the appointed managers for these provinces. The following table provides contact information.
Deposit systems in Canada
|PROVINCE||STEWARDSHIP||DEPOSIT ON SOFT DRINK||WEBSITE|
|Prince Edward Island||DEEF||YES||www.beveragecontainers.pe.ca|
|New Brunswick||Encorp Atlantic||YES||www.encorpatl.ca|
|British Columbia||Encorp Pacific||YES||www.return-it.ca|