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Industry Circulars

This page contains a list of Industry Circulars related to labeling issued by TTB, ATF, and their predecessor agencies, addressed to members of the alcohol beverage industries, since the first Industry Circular was issued in 1954. You may also find Industry Circulars related to Advertising and Trade Practices. Please note that information in Industry Circulars may have been modified, superseded, or made obsolete by changes in Federal law or our regulations. If you need to verify the current validity of any Industry Circular, e-mail TTB at National Revenue Center or contact the Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12 Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202-453-2265.

Note for visually impaired users: Currently, the documents in the Industry Circular Archive are not machine-readable. If you require assistance to read an Industry Circular, please contact the Regulations and Rulings Division at 202-453-2265 to obtain a copy in a format to accommodate your needs.

  • 2018-2 - Expansion of Allowable Changes to Approved Alcohol Beverage Labels
  • 2014-1 - New Argentine Wine Labeling Rules and Certificate of Label Approval Requirements
  • 2011-4 - Streamlining the Certificate of Label Approval Review Process
  • 2010-8 - Alcohol Beverages Containing Added Caffeine
  • 2006-1 - Impact of the U.S. / EU Wine Agreement on Certificates of Label Approval for Wine Labels with a Semi-generic Name or Retsina
  • 2003-6 - COLAs Online
  • 1993-12 - Exemption from Mandatory Age Statements for Grappa Brandy (27 C.F.R. 5.40 (b)) - NOTE: Industry Circular was mistakenly labeled "93-9" when issued.
  • 1987-8 - Label Disclosure for Brandy Treated with Wood (27 C.F.R. 5.39(c))
  • 1987-6 - Label Disclosure for Brandy Treated with Wood (27 C.F.R. 5.39(c))
  • 1987-8 - Label Disclosure for Brandy Treated with Wood (27 C.F.R. 5.39(c))
  • 1986-14 - Procedure for Obtaining Label Approvals for Imported Liqueurs, Cordials, Flavored Spirits and Distilled Gins
  • 1985-4 - Labeling and Advertising Alcohol Beverages as "Natural"
  • 1979-7 - Distilled Spirits Labels: Labeling Requirements with Respect to Metric Standards of Fill
  • 1978-8 - Wine Labels: Labeling Requirements with Respect to Both Metric Standards of Fill and Statements of Sugar Content for Late Harvest-Type Wines
  • 1977-8 - Use of Descriptive Terms on Wine Labels
  • 1975-2 - Approval of Distinctive Liquor Bottles


Page last reviewed/updated: 04/02/2018

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