Getting Started in the Tobacco Industry

Before engaging in most businesses relating to the tobacco industry, you must submit an application to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and receive approval prior to beginning operations.  The type of application will depend on the activities you intend to conduct, and we will determine your eligibility after we review your application.  If you are eligible and provide the necessary information, we will authorize you to begin the requested operations.  Let’s walk through the general steps to apply. 


DECIDE who the applicant is …

  • Your legal business structure


DETERMINE the type of business …

  • Type of tobacco operations


APPLY for approval or permit ...

  • Permits Online
  • Application Packets


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