CBMA Foreign Producer Module Survey

Posted 05/02/2022

WSSA has been working directly with TTB (USA Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) to provide input and assistance on the development of the new CBMA process for USA importers which will take effect January 1, 2023. While the general process has been outlined, the developers are working on the modules. Our intention is to work with TTB to provide input from the beverage alcohol community in order to make the new process user friendly for all parties involved. The first step of the process has been the development of the foreign producer module. Part of the new CBMA process involves a step whereby the foreign producer (or potentially a designated third party) providing CBMA allocation registers with the TTB using the “foreign producer module” and supplies all key information currently provided via the allocation letter and controlled group spreadsheets. While TTB is close to completion on this step they are requesting additional input from foreign producers to ensure all needed aspects are included in the foreign producer module. Below is a note from TTB regarding a brand new survey that they are putting out, along with the link to the survey. Please feel free to  share this with your CBMA eligible foreign producers, or let us know if you would like us to provide to them directly. The more information that TTB receives, the better the module should work. If you are a producer providing CBMA allocation to your USA importer and need more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

As part of TTB’s ongoing CBMA efforts, TTB is seeking your assistance with distributing a survey to foreign companies that export alcohol to the United States. Beginning January 1, 2023, importers will be required to pay the full tax rate at entry and submit refund claims to TTB to receive the lower CBMA tax rates based on annual foreign producer assignments of their tax benefits. Foreign producers seeking to assign tax benefits for their products will provide information directly to TTB through an online system.

To prepare for these changes, and to assist with TTB’s development of the online system, TTB would like to learn more about the foreign companies that export alcohol to the United States to help ensure our digital services are responsive to the needs of these companies. If you could please share this survey with your foreign suppliers that export alcohol to the United States, TTB would greatly appreciate it:


This anonymous survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete, is currently open, and closes on May 25, 2022.  

We appreciate your willingness to assist. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at info@wssa.com.