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February 8, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes that registration is now open for 2019 trade practice seminars, Nick Colucci and Marc Young have joined the TTB leadership team, and an announcement about alcohol trade continuity agreements signed by the US and UK in preparation for Brexit.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2019 TRADE PRACTICE SEMINARS

Have you ever wondered why we keep mentioning inducement when we're talking about trade practices? Are you concerned that you may be operating in violation of the tied-house rules? Should you be? What exactly are consignment sales anyway?

Come learn all this and more as we present half-day Trade Practice Seminars geared towards alcohol beverage industry members or their representatives.

Officials from the applicable state regulatory agencies will also be there to talk about trade practice enforcement from their state's perspective.

To register, click on the appropriate link below and follow the instructions on the registration page. Registration will close when we reach capacity, or one week prior to the seminar, whichever comes first. Space will be limited, so be sure to register soon!

NOTE: The morning and afternoon sessions are identical. Please only register for one

Location

Date

Time

Registration Link

New York, NY

Ted Weiss Federal Building

April 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

San Diego, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley

June 4, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

Seattle, WA

Location TBD

June 6, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

St. Louis, MO

Robert A Young Federal Building

August 1, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

NICHOLAS COLUCCI JOINS TTB AS THE NEW ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR FIELD OPERATIONS

We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Colucci is the new TTB Assistant Administrator, Field Operations. Mr. Colucci started at TTB on February 4, 2019.

As the senior executive over the Office of Field Operations, Mr. Colucci is responsible for oversight, direction, and coordination of all TTB field functions including tax audits and investigations at regulated industry member’s premises, as well as our trade practice enforcement activities.

Mr. Colucci most recently worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he served as the Deputy Associate Director for the Service Center Operations Directorate within DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

See Mr. Colucci’s full bio for additional details about his background and experience, which includes more than 21 years at the Department of the Treasury with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

MARC YOUNG IS TTB’S NEW DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

On February 4, 2019, Marc Young joined TTB as the new Director of the Office of Communications (OC), which is part of our Office of External Affairs. In this role Mr. Young supports our mission by overseeing our internal and external communications activities including our web site.

Mr. Young became a federal employee in 2014 after a 20-year distinguished career as a combat arms and public affairs officer in the U.S. Army. In his new role as OC Director, Mr. Young brings many years of communications, leadership, and management experience in communications planning, digital strategies, and internal and external communications.

Learn more about Mr. Young on his bio page.

UNITED STATES SIGNS WINE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS CONTINUITY AGREEMENTS WITH THE UK

On January 31, 2019, the United States and the United Kingdom (UK) signed two agreements covering wine and distilled spirits to ensure there is no disruption in trade of these products when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) and is no longer covered by the existing agreements between the United States and the EU on those commodities. TTB worked with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the negotiation of these agreements, and will continue to work with USTR on any further negotiations with the UK.

See the USTR press release for additional details.

 

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