Is there currently a limit or maximum allowance of declared number or measurement of alcohol (whether wine, liquor, beer) bottles/containers when traveling into the United States for American Citizens?

This question arose as I recently returned from a (Jamaican) cruise (from the Port of New Orleans) and brought back four 1 liter bottles of rum.

Or does this differ from state to state as well? As alcohol regulation is a deferred state right?

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    I'm removing the tsa tag since this seems to have nothing to do with the TSA. If I've missed something, please advise. – phoog Dec 26 '15 at 4:31

You can bring back as many as you want, however, you will only get the first liter free from duties. "The other will be dutiable at 3 percent, plus any Internal Revenue Service tax."

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

  • This might be a stupid question, but do I show them the receipt so that they can calculate 3% of what I paid for the wine? – sodiumnitrate Jan 18 '17 at 17:26

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