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US Customs Ruling: Country of Origin Markings on Kegs

The Brewers Association has changed its “Performance Guidelines for Refillable Kegs“ and is now reflecting the ruling from United States Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP).

The legal requirement to put country of origin on kegs imported into the United States will be noted in both Purchasing and Procurement, section 4 and Regulatory and Safety, section 6 of the Performance Guidelines.

In addition, all vendors displaying kegs at any Brewers Association event will be required to sign an agreement that the country of origin is permanently marked on any and all kegs.

Rest assured that all kegs from Blefa (and former FRANKE) have complied with this legal requirement since 1974.

You can find the "country of origin" included within the manufacturer details, either engraved on the top chimb or lasered onto the keg body. “Made in Germany” guarantees also that ethical, working, energy, efficiency and environmental standards are performed on the highest level.

As you also care for extraordinary quality we assure to deliver high and reliable quality stainless steel kegs for your product. If you have any questions about Blefa Kegs or this ruling, please send an email:[at]



The business focus of BLEFA Kegs is not only on the large commercial brewers but the support of the craft, micro and regional breweries are of equal importance. Regardless of your keg needs, BLEFA Kegs has a solution. Stainless steel kegs can be personalized with embossed brewery name, two-colored silk screening at highest quality, laser etching and keg tracking for total identification.

All kegs are equipped with D-type valves and are readily available from stock in North America. For more information about BLEFA Kegs, please visit or send a mail to[at] 

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