Government & Regulations

As a result of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 signed into law November 25, 2002, the functions previously performed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) will now be handled by the newly named Tax and Trade Bureau.

TTB falls under the jurisdiction of the:

     U.S. Department of the Treasury
     Washington, DC 20226

This government agency handles import permits, label requirements/approvals and other alcoholic beverage-related matters dealing with importing and selling alcoholic beverages in the US.

The TTB requires retailers of beverage alcohol products to register, pay special tax and maintain certain records.

Wholesalers and importers of beverage alcohol products must also register, pay special tax and maintain certain records.  In addition, wholesalers and importers must obtain a permit and follow more requirements.

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