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Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (COLA)

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) implements and enforces a broad range of statutory and compliance provisions to ensure that alcohol products are created, labeled, and marketed in accordance with Federal laws and regulations.

Alcohol producers must apply for a Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (COLA) and follow the labeling and advertising regulations found below.

Regulations

Forms

  • TTB F 5100.31, Application for Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (COLA)
  • TTB F 5013.2, COLAs Online Access Request form

Apply Using COLAs Online

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Formulation

Please visit the labeling and formulation FAQs for further information.

Page last reviewed/updated: 04/07/2017

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