Rules on selling
Systemoblaget's monopoly on the retailing of alcoholic beverages serves a socio-political purpose. The monopoly is intended to limit the availability of alcohol through control of the establishment of stores, their opening hours and through rules on selling.
Our rules on selling require that alcohol should be sold only to:
- customers aged more than 20 years
- customers not obviously under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant
- customers who are not suspected of intending to supply it unlawfully to a third party.
To be able to verify that alcohol is not being sold to anyone less than 20 years of age, Systembolaget is entitled to request the customer to show evidence of his/her identity: