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August 4, 2017


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Greetings! This week's top news includes the call for applications for the Fall 2017 round of chemist certification for export analysis program, and a guilty plea in a criminal case that TTB participated in.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2017 ROUND OF CHEMIST CERTIFICATION FOR EXPORT ANALYSIS PROGRAM

TTB offers a Chemist Certification Program for the export of beverage alcohol to foreign markets. Many countries accept a report of analysis from a TTB-certified chemist accompanying the export shipment as a condition of entry.

TTB is accepting applications for the fall 2017 round of the Chemist Certification Program until October 1, 2017.

To apply, applicants must submit a request to participate in the certification program on company letterhead, signed by the applicant, to chemistcertification@ttb.gov. The request should include the following:

1. The commodity or commodities the applicant is requesting to become certified in.

2. The shipping address to where the samples are to be shipped, and the mailing address to where the certificate is to be delivered.

3. The verification of information statements endorsed by a laboratory manager.

These statements can be found in section 9 of TTB Procedure 2010-10: Certification for the Analysis of Wine or Distilled Spirits for Export or in the "Verification of Information" section of Certification for the Analysis of Beer for Export.

4. For new applicants, a copy of his or her diploma and transcripts (unofficial are accepted) to verify educational qualifications.

For more information on this program, including eligibility requirements and certification timelines, please refer to the Chemist Certification Program page at TTB.gov.

NAVAL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO ACCEPTING MORE THAN $250,000 IN CASH BRIBES FROM UNAUTHORIZED LIQUOR BUYER

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Eric Jex, 29, of Uniondale, New York, pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in cash bribes from three people, including a New York State Liquor Licensee, making unauthorized liquor purchases from the Navy Exchange Service Command where he worked.

The Naval Criminal Investgative Service; U.S. Treasury Department, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Criminal Investigations Division investigated this case.

A copy of the press release may be found at the United States Department of Justice website:  Naval Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting More Than $250,000 in Cash Bribes From Unauthorized Liquor Buyers.

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