No beer importer shall purchase any beer not manufactured
within the state or cause any beer to be transported into the state
for sale in the state, unless the out-of-state vendor making shipment
of the beer into the state holds a certificate of compliance issued
by the department. A certificate of compliance shall be granted when
the out-of-state vendor makes a written agreement with the department
to furnish to the board, on or before the 10th day of each month, a
report on a form prescribed by the board, showing the quantity of
beer shipped by the out-of-state vendor to each licensed beer
importer in this state during the preceding month. The out-of-state
vendor shall further agree that it and its agents and all agencies
within this state controlled by it will comply with all laws of this
state and all rules of the department with respect to the sale of
alcoholic beverages, including, but not limited to, Chapter 12
(commencing with Section 25000) of Division 9, and Section 25509, to
the same extent as licensees.
   If any out-of-state vendor, after obtaining the certificate, fails
to submit the report or to comply with Section 14575 of the Public
Resources Code, the department may suspend or revoke the certificate
of compliance in the manner provided for the suspension or revocation
of licenses, and after a hearing which shall be held in the City of
Sacramento or in any other county seat in this state which the
department determines to be convenient to the holder of the
certificate. No fee shall be charged for the certificate of
compliance which shall remain in effect until revoked by the