At a glance


Verband der Ausfuhrbrauereien Nord-, West- und Suedwestdeutschlands e.V.
Sonninstrasse 28
20097 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 - 236016 - 0
Fax: +49 40 - 236016 - 10


Managing Director:
Dr. Rodger Wegner

VAB – Membership


Membership of the association is voluntary. All members enjoy equal rights under the statutes. Membership is open to companies operating in the brewing industry which are based anywhere in Germany (with the exception of Bavaria) or the European Union and are interested in exporting beer.


Admission fee

In accordance with § 2 para. 4 of our statutes (the most recent version of 23 May 2005 which comprises all previous statutory changes), application for membership incurs a (one-off) application fee amounting to the relevant basic contribution unless the board decides to waiver the application fee either wholly or in part.


Annual subscription

The subscription, which is reviewed each year at the annual general meeting, comprises two elements, i.e.:

  • the basic subscription, which currently amounts to € 750.-- for exports of up to 50,000 hl or € 2,000.-- for exports of more than 50,000 hl
  • the subscription levy which is based on beer exports (in hl) for each preceding financial year. The 2016 levy is broken down as follows based on the 2015 financial year:
    - Beer exports up to 200,000 hl: 0.051 EUR/hl
    - Beer exports over 200,000 hl and up to 600,000 hl: 0.040 EUR/hl
    - Beer exports over 600,000 hl and up to 1 million hl: 0.020 EUR/hl