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2024 Newsletters

May 2024

May 24, 2024

  • myTTB Banking Coming for CBMA Imports! 
  • What is a Consignment Sale? 
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Label Applications – Providing Translations of Label Text 
  • Memorial Day Observance

May 17, 2024

  • TTB Establishes the Upper Cumberland American Viticultural Area 
  • TTB Accepts Offers in Compromise 
  • TTB Job Opportunity: Investigator

May 10, 2024

  • Transferring Unlabeled Bottled Wine (Shiners) Between 2 Winery Premises 
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Your Labels – Government Health Warning Statement 
  • Food and Drug Administration: Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Notices

May 3, 2024

  • TTB.gov Resources for Brewers
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • USDA: National Organic Standards Board: Call for Nominations

April 2024

April 26, 2024

  • TTB Establishes the Yucaipa Valley American Viticultural Area 
  • Frappato Approved as Grape Variety Name 
  • USDA Strengthening Organic Enforcement 
  • Due Date for Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax is Coming Soon 
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Publishes 2 Final Rules

April 19, 2024

  • Visit Us at Craft Brewers Conference! 
  • TTB.gov Has a New Look and Feel! 
  • Reminder: Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership 
  • Treasury Department: Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations

April 12, 2024

  • TTB Establishes the Comptche American Viticultural Area 
  • TTB Resources for Alcohol Labeling Compliance 
  • Reminder: New Look and Feel for TTB.gov Coming Soon! 
  • Department of Agriculture: U.S. Codex Office Public Meeting

April 5, 2024

  • Coming Soon! New Look and Feel for TTB.gov
  • CBMA Imports: First Quarter Claims Can Now Be Filed
  • TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinar Series: Videos Now Available
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Additional Hearings and Extension of Post-Hearing Comment Period: Request for Comments on Promoting Supply Chain Resilience

March 2024

March 29, 2024

  • Due Today - Written Comments on Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages with Alcohol Content, Nutritional Information, Major Food Allergens, and Ingredients
  • Colorino and Trincadeira Approved as Grape Variety Names
  • Michael Warren Appointed Deputy Director, Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

March 22, 2024

  • Reminder: Written Comments Due March 29 on Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages with Alcohol Content, Nutritional Information, Major Food Allergens, and Ingredients
  • Visit Us at WiVi Central Coast!
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Investigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • Reminder: Attorney-Advisor Position Closes March 25

March 15, 2024

  • Virtual Public Listening Sessions Transcripts Now Available; Written Comments Due March 29
  • TTB Establishes Contra Costa AVA and Expands Central Coast and San Francisco Bay AVAs
  • Administrative Approval of Wine Treating Material
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor

March 8, 2024

  • Customs and Border Protection and Treasury Issue Final CBMA Rule
  • TTB to Present at National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Legal Symposium
  • Visit Us at Eastern Winery Exposition!
  • Visit Us at California Craft Beer Summit!

March 1, 2024

  • Virtual Public Listening Sessions Concluded; Docket No. TTB-2024-0002 Open for Written Comments
  • FY23 TTB Annual Report Now Available!
  • Frequently Asked Question: How Does TTB View Social Media Influencers in the Context of Alcohol Beverage Advertising?

February 2024

February 23, 2024

  • Reminder: Virtual Public Listening Sessions Next Week
  • TTB Permit Modernization
  • TTB Publishes New Strategic Plan
  • Visit Us at ACSA Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show!
  • TTB Accepts Offers in Compromise

February 16, 2024

  • Update: Virtual Public Listening Sessions
  • Frequently Asked Question: Can I Add a Website or QR Code to My Label Without Applying for a New COLA?
  • Department of Agriculture: U.S. Codex Office Public Meetings
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

February 9, 2024

  • TTB Expands the Red Hills Lake County Viticultural Area
  • Frequently Asked Question: Can I Add Bottle Deposit Information to My Label Without Applying for a New COLA?
  • Visit Us at Oregon Wine Symposium!
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Organic Standards Board Meeting

February 2, 2024

  • Virtual Public Listening Sessions on Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages with Alcohol Content, Nutritional Information, Major Food Allergens, and Ingredients
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • Department of Commerce: Procedures and Rules for Article 10.12 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

January 2024

January 30, 2024 Special Edition

  • TTB Announces 2 Virtual Listening Sessions for Public Input

January 26, 2024

  • Visit Us at WSWA Access Live!
  • Reminder: Avoiding ACE Data Errors that May Delay Payment of CBMA Importer Refund Claims
  • Are Commercial Vinegar Producers Regulated by TTB?

January 19, 2024

  • Visit Us at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium!
  • Visit Us at SHOT Show!
  • Provide Feedback on our Chemist Certification Program
  • ABLA Civil Penalty Adjusted for Inflation
  • Federal Trade Commission to Hold Hearing on Use of Consumer Reviews and Testimonials

January 12, 2024

  • Visit Us at CiderCon!
  • TTB Announces Selection of New Director of Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division
  • International Trade Commission: Glass Wine Bottles

January 5, 2024

  • TTB Announces 4 AVA Proposed Rules
  • Reminder: 2024 Tax Return and Report Due Dates Now Available
  • Update: New Date for Enhanced Security of Zix Secure Email Message Center

2023 Newsletters

December 2023

December 22, 2023

  • 2024 Tax Return and Report Due Dates Now Available
  • TTB Enhances Security of Zix Secure Email Message Center
  • TTB Personnel Changes
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Statistician (Operations and Administration) for Recent Graduates and Public
  • Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2023

  • Reminder: Upcoming CBMA Importer Claims Webinar
  • Food and Drug Administration: Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Clerk (Office Automation)

December 13, 2023 Special Edition

  • Elisabeth C. Kann Named TTB’s 4th Deputy Administrator

December 8, 2023 

  • TTB Leadership Update
  • CBMA: Upcoming Importer Claims Webinar
  • Semiannual Unified Regulatory Agenda Now Available
  • TTB Issues TTB G 2023-14, an update to TTB G 2018-2, Eligibility Requirements to File Excise Tax Returns and Wine Operations Reports Annually
  • Formulas Online Update 2.21.0 Adds Fields for Colors and Limited Ingredients
  • TTB Accepts Offers in Compromise

December 1, 2023 

  • Export Certificate System in myTTB - Second Webinar Scheduled!
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting

November 2023

November 24, 2023 

  • Register for Upcoming TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinars
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor
  • We Hope You Had a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2023 

  • TTB Updates Industry Circular on Single Taxpayer Rules for Certain CBMA Benefits
  • What Domestic Activities Constitute 'Processing' for the Purpose of Determining Eligibility for the Reduced Distilled Spirits Tax Rates?
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit 2024
  • TTB Career Opportunity for Recent Graduates: Au

November 9, 2023 

  • New Electronic Export Certificate System
  • FAQ on Wine Tax
  • Veterans Day Observation
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Supervisory Regulations Specialist and Alcohol and Tobacco Regulations Specialist

November 3, 2023 

  • Frequently Asked Question (FAQ): I understand that I may be eligible for a reduced rate of tax on beer that I "produce." What activity counts as "produced"?
  • Permits Online: What Happens After You Submit?
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Management and Program Analyst

October 2023

October 27, 2023 

  • TTB Applications System Maintenance October 28
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • Due Date for Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax is Coming Soon
  • Reminder: Register for Upcoming TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinars
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Supervisory Chemist (Deputy Director)

October 20, 2023 

  • TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinar Series: Register for Upcoming Webinars and Watch Past Sessions
  • Grenache Gris and Garnacha Roja Approved as Grape Variety Names
  • Amy Greenberg Appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Headquarters Operations
  • Food and Drug Administration: Agency Information Collection Activities; Color Additive Certification
  • Food and Drug Administration: Guidance Documents Referencing Pre-Existing Tobacco Products
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

October 13, 2023 

  • New Cider Resources Fact Sheet!
  • TTB Accepts Offers in Compromise
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Regulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise

October 6, 2023 

 

  • TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinar Series: Register for Upcoming Modules!
  • TTB Seeks Comment on Changing the Name of the Proposed ‘Wanapum Village’ AVA to ‘Beverly, Washington’
  • CBMA Imports: New FAQ for Foreign Producer Registration
  • TTB Applications System Maintenance October 6-7
  • Due Date for Quarterly Filers is Coming Soon
  • Holiday Observances
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Assistant Administrator Management/CFO

September 2023

September 29, 2023 

  • CBMA Imports Update: Deadline for 2023 Assignments and Opening of 2024 Assignments
  • CBMA Imports: 3rd Quarter Claims May be Filed Monday, October 2
  • Farewell Andrew Malone, Director of Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division

September 22, 2023 

  • Introducing TTB Boot Camp for Brewers Webinar Series
  • TTB Proposes Nine Lakes of East Tennessee AVA
  • Visit Us at MeadCon East!
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • Department of Agriculture: U.S. Codex Office

September 15, 2023 

  • Changes Coming to Pay.gov Next Week
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Comments on Significant Foreign Trade Barriers
  • Food and Drug Administration: Request for Nominations on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

September 8, 2023 

  • Reminder: Log into myTTB for CBMA Importer Claims System
  • Reminder: 3 Excise Tax Return Periods in September
  • TTB Applications System Maintenance September 13-14

September 1, 2023 

  • TTB Establishes Winters Highlands Viticultural Area; Proposes Two New AVAs
  • TTB Annual Satisfaction Survey Closing Soon
  • Labor Day Observance
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration

August 2023

August 25, 2023 

  • Planning for Fiscal Year 2024 Outreach is Underway!
  • Open Data at TTB
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Alleged Failure to Pay Taxes

August 18, 2023 

  • Malt Beverage Labeling Tips
  • TTB.gov System Maintenance August 18-19
  • Food and Drug Administration: Request for Nominations on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

August 11, 2023 

  • Garanoir Grape Variety Name Approved
  • Visit Us at ADI 2023 Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo
  • Department of Agriculture: U.S. Codex Office
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Investigator and Auditor

August 4, 2023 

  • Anatomy of a Malt Beverage Label Tool is Here!
  • Approval of Wine Treating Materials
  • TTB Career Opportunity for Recent Graduates: Auditor (Financial)
  • Federal Trade Commission: Proposed Rule on the Use of Consumer Reviews and Testimonials; Comments Sought

July 2023

July 28, 2023 

  • Frequently Asked Question: Can I Buy and Use a Small Still for Home Distilling?
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • Federal Trade Commission: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Statistician and Auditor
  • Food and Drug Administration: Public Meeting for Developing Tobacco Products’ Strategic Plan

July 21, 2023 

  • We Want to Hear From You! Please Tell Us What You Think of TTB
  • TTB Issues Procedure on Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership
  • When Disaster Strikes

July 14, 2023 

  • 6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Applying for a Wine Label COLA
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Alleged Failure to Pay Taxes
  • Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration: Request for Comments
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

July 7, 2023 

  • TTB Establishes the Long Valley–Lake County Viticultural Area; Modifies the High Valley and North Coast Viticultural Areas
  • Assistance for New Industry Members
  • TTB Career Opportunity for Recent Graduates: Statistician

June 2023

June 30, 2023 

  • Reminder: Trade Practices ANPRM Comment Period Closes on July 7
  • CBMA Imports: Second Quarter Claims May be Filed Monday, July 3
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Alleged Failure to Deposit Taxes
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Deputy Director and Attorney-Advisor

June 23, 2023 

  • Reminder: Cannabidiol (CBD) is not Authorized for Use in Alcohol Beverages
  • Frequently Asked Question: Do I need a COLA or Certificate of Exemption for Malt Beverages Sold Exclusively in Intrastate Commerce?
  • TTB Joins White House in Celebrating Pride Month
  • Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration: President’s Export Council

June 16, 2023 

  • Semiannual Unified Regulatory Agenda Now Available
  • In Commemoration of Juneteenth
  • Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Marketing Service
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Investigator

June 09, 2023 

  • Making Wine for Commercial Sale from a Kit? You Might Need Formula Approval and a Statement of Composition
  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: Videos Now Available
  • Personal Importation of Beverage Alcohol Products

June 01, 2023 Special Edition

  • TTB To Extend Comment Period for the Trade Practices Regulations ANPRM Until July 7

May 2023

May 26, 2023

  • New Malt Beverage Labeling Guidance at TTB.gov
  • Common Errors on Alcohol Beverage Formulas: Missing Supporting Documentation
  • Memorial Day Observance
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Physical Science Technician

May 19, 2023

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Upcoming Importer Claims Webinar and New Import Claims System Walkthrough Video
  • Boot Camp for Brewers 2023 Slides Available
  • Frequently Asked Question: 'The person who used to file our COLAs left the company. How do I cancel their account so they can no longer access COLAs Online?'

May 17, 2023 Special Edition

  • CBMA Updates: Register for Upcoming Webinar and Tour Importer Claims System in Walkthrough Video

May 12, 2023

  • Greco Bianco Grape Variety Name Approved
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee Meeting
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

May 5, 2023

  • Reminder – Consideration of Updates to Trade Practices Regulations Comment Period Closes on June 7
  • Clarion Grape Variety Name Approved
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Alleged Failure to Pay Taxes

April 2023

April 28, 2023

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: New FAQs for Importer Claims and Foreign Producer Registration
  • TTB Extends Comment Period for Proposed Crystal Springs of Napa Valley Viticultural Area
  • Visit Us at Craft Brewers Conference!
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Auditor (Financial) and Investigator

April 21, 2023

  • CBMA Import Resources
  • Muscardin Grape Variety Name Approved
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Permit Violations
  • Department of Agriculture: National Organic Program: 2023 and 2024 Sunset Review and Substance Renewals
  • Food and Drug Administration: Proposed Collection of Information; Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Information Collection; Entry Summary

April 14, 2023

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Overview on Getting Started with Importer Claims Webinar Recording Now Available
  • Catarratto Grape Variety Name Approved
  • Greg Greeley Appointed as TTB’s Chief Information Officer
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Trade Practice Violations
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Alcohol and Tobacco Regulations Specialist

April 7, 2023

  • TTB’s CBMA Importer Claims System is Live
  • Cinsault Grape Variety Name Approved
  • TTB Requests Comments on 6 Existing Information Collections and New Pilot Test Collection
  • TTB Announces Selection of New Director of Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division
  • TTB Announces Selection of New Field Operations District Director
  • Treasury Department Announces Belarus Sanctions Rules - Includes Tobacco Sector
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Labeling Specialist

April 3, 2023 Special Edition

  • TTB’s CBMA Importer Claims System is Now Available

March 2023

March 31, 2023

  • CBMA Spotlight: Importer Claims System Coming Monday, April 3
  • Distilled Spirits Specialty Products: Label Must be Consistent with TTB-Approved Formula
  • TTB Proposes 2 New American Viticultural Areas
  • Visit Us at WSWA 2023 Access Live!
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit 2023
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Chemist, Statistician, and Tax and Trade Formula Specialist

March 24, 2023

  • CBMA Import Claims System is Almost Here: Create Your Account
  • Industrial Alcohol Presentation Now Available
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration

March 17, 2023

  • Upcoming Webinar ‘CBMA Imports Update: Preparing for Importer Claims’
  • Formulas and COLAs Online: A New Option Available to Receive Verification Code
  • Visit Us at the California Craft Beer Summit!
  • Difficulty Paying Your Taxes? Check Out Our Taxpayer Relief Payment Options
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Management and Program Analyst

March 10, 2023

  • Reminder: TTB Encourages Updating Key Contact Information by March 17 to Prepare for CBMA Import Claims
  • Want to Get Your Product to Market Faster? Double-Check that the Ingredients are Allowed for Use in Alcohol Beverages
  • TTB to Present at National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Legal Symposium
  • Visit Us at Eastern Winery Exposition!
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Specialist and Auditor (Financial)

March 03, 2023

  • Action Needed: Update Key Contact Information to Prepare for CBMA Import Claims
  • FY22 TTB Annual Report Now Available
  • TTB Proposes Crystal Springs of Napa Valley AVA
  • Gouais Blanc Grape Variety Name Approved
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

February 2023

February 24, 2023
 

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Foreign Producer System Walkthrough Webinar Video
  • Avoiding Common Errors On Label Applications – Providing Translations of Foreign Text
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration

February 17, 2023
 

  • Visit Our Presentations Page at TTB.gov
  • Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Marketing Service
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Clerk and Investigator

February 10, 2023
 

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Translations and New FAQs on the Importer Claims Process Now Available
  • Problem with Inbound Messages to TTB Identified and Corrected
  • Visit Us at ACSA Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show!
  • Visit Us at Oregon Wine Symposium!
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor

February 3, 2023
 

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Foreign Producer System Update Allows Flexibility to Increase Existing Assignment to Importer
  • TTB Laboratory Services
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise
  • Department of Agriculture: U.S. Codex Office
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

January 2023

January 27, 2023
 

  • Visit Us at CiderCon!
  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Avoiding Errors in ACE Entries and Foreign Producer Registrations
  • TTB’s Compliance Lab Closes its Doors on January 31
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Failure to Pay Taxes
  • Department of Agriculture: National Organic Program; Strengthening Organic Enforcement
  • Scheduled Maintenance to TTB Systems

January 23, 2023 Special Edition

  • New CBMA Training Opportunities

January 20, 2023

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Foreign Producers Registration Webinar and New FAQs
  • Visit Us at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium
  • 2022 Year in Review: Best of TTB.gov
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor

January 13, 2023

  • TTB Extends Time to Submit Comments on Updating Trade Practice Regulations
  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Foreign Producers Registration Webinar and Important Information for Importers
  • 2023 Tax Return and Report Due Dates Now Available
  • ABLA Civil Penalty Adjusted for Inflation
  • TTB Adds ‘Singani’ to the Distilled Spirits Standards of Identity as a Product of Bolivia
  • Upcoming FAET Presentation at SHOT Show
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

January 6, 2023

  • Semiannual Unified Regulatory Agenda Now Available
  • CBMA Spotlight Series: TTB Now Has Responsibility for CBMA Tax Provisions for Imported Alcohol
  • Upcoming FAET Presentation at SHOT Show
  • Scheduled Maintenance to TTB Systems
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Investigator

2022 Newsletters

  December 2022

December 30, 2022

  • TTB Issues Industry Circular on Calculating Tax Rates for Distilled Spirits
  • CBMA Spotlight Series: New FAQs Added
  • Goodbye 2022. Hello 2023!

December 23, 2022

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: 'May a foreign producer reduce the quantity of CBMA tax benefits assigned to an importer or reassign CBMA tax benefits to a different importer?'
  • Announcing TTB Retirements
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing
  • Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2022

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: CBMA Import Provisions Webinar Slides Available
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Failure to Pay Taxes
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Intelligence Research Specialist

December 9, 2022

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Training Opportunities and ACE CBMA Tax Rates Table
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration
  • International Trade Commission: White Grape Juice Concentrate from Argentina
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Computer)

December 7, 2022 Special Edition

  • New CBMA Training Opportunities

December 2, 2022

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: ‘What does a person acting on behalf of a foreign producer need to have as proof of their authorization?’
  • TTB Proposes 2 New AVAs and Expansion of Existing AVA
  • TTB Accepts 2 Offers in Compromise
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration
  • Department of Commerce and Library of Congress: Study on Non-Fungible Tokens
  • Food and Drug Administration: Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements; Delayed Effective Date

November 2022

November 25, 2022

  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Foreign Producers Should Register Now to Make Importer Assignments
  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: What to Expect in a Distilled Spirits Plant Excise Tax Audit
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Supervisory International Affairs Specialist (Director, International Affairs Division)
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

November 18, 2022

  • TTB Issues Industry Circular on the Use of Social Media in the Advertising of Alcohol Beverages
  • CBMA Spotlight Series: Comment Period Closing for Temporary Regulations to Implement CBMA Import Refund
  • Federal Trade Commission: Trade Regulation Rule on the Use of Reviews and Endorsements
  • Federal Trade Commission: Unfair or Deceptive Fees Trade Regulation Rule Commission

November 10, 2022

  • TTB Wants Your Input on Trade Practices
  • Reminder: Statutory Requirements for Industry Members
  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: What to Expect in a Distilled Spirits Plant Product Integrity Investigation
  • Veterans Day Observance
  • Food and Drug Administration: Proposed Collection of Information; Tobacco Retailer Training Programs
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Management Analyst

November 9, 2022 Special Edition

  • TTB Wants Your Input on Trade Practices

November 4, 2022

  • Frequently Asked Question: How Do I Obtain an Export Certificate for Wines, Malt Beverages, or Distilled Spirits Being Shipped to a Foreign Country?
  • TTB Accepts Offer in Compromise for Failure to Pay Taxes
  • Passing of Retired TTB Employee Charlie Bacon
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Chemist and Auditor (Financial/Excise Tax Auditor)

 October 2022

October 28, 2022

  • TTB Launches myTTB System for CBMA Foreign Producer Registrations
  • Frequently Asked Question: When are Frozen Dessert Products Containing Spirits Regulated as Alcohol Beverages?
  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: Labeling

October 25, 2022  CBMA Special Edition

  • TTB Launches myTTB System for CBMA Foreign Producer Registrations

October 21, 2022

  • Frequently Asked Question: Boot Camp Series Schedule
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Comments
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Auditor (Financial—Excise Tax Auditor) and Investigator

October 14, 2022

  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: Formulas
  • Planning for Fiscal Year 2023 Outreach is Underway!
  • Understanding the Label and Formula Application Processing Times Pages

October 7, 2022

  • Visit Us at the NBWA Annual Convention!
  • Department of Health and Human Services: FDA Request for Nominations
  • Department of Health and Human Services: FDA Food Labeling Proposed Rule
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

 September 2022

September 30, 2022

  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series: Records, Reports, & Returns
  • Disaster Relief
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Investigators

September 23, 2022 Special Edition 
 

  • TTB Publishes Temporary Regulations to Implement CBMA Import Refunds

September 23, 2022 
 

  • TTB Publishes Temporary Regulations to Implement CBMA Import Refund
  • Comment Period closing for ‘American Single Malt Whisky’ Standard of Identity
  • Proposed Establishment of the Yucaipa Valley AVA
  • Introducing Enhanced Security Measures to Formulas and COLAs Online
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Comments

September 16, 2022
 

  • TTB Updates Regulations and Guidance on Authorized Wine Treating Materials
  • Introducing TTB Boot Camp for Distillers Webinar Series
  • Reminder: Enhanced Security Measures Coming to Formulas and COLAs Online
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

September 9, 2022
 

  • Visit Us at ADI 2022 Craft Spirits Conference & Vendor Expo
  • Introducing Enhanced Security for Permits Online with New Sign-in Process
  • Department of Agriculture: Inert Ingredients in Pesticides for Organic Production
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Regulations Specialist (Project Coordinator)

September 2, 2022
 

  • Reminder: Enhanced Security Measures Coming to Permits Online
  • Does Your Malt Beverage Require TTB Formula Approval?
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial)

 August 2022

August 26, 2022
 

  • TTB Updates Its Wine Treating Materials and Related Regulations
  • TTB Enhances Security of Formulas and COLAs Online with New Login Process
  • We Want to Hear From You! Please Tell Us What You Think of TTB
  • TTB Employees Win United States Attorney’s Awards

August 19, 2022
 

  • New Login Process Coming to Permits Online Sept. 8
  • TTB Establishes the Gabilan Mountains Viticultural Area
  • Visit Us at MeadCon!
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Chemist

August 12, 2022
 

  • TTB Enhances Security of Permits Online with New Login Process
  • Scheduled Maintenance to Upgrade TTB’s Call Center Systems
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Investigator

August 5, 2022
 

  • Comment Period Closing for Modernization of Qualification Requirements for Brewer’s Notices
  • Comment Period Closing for Labeling Wines Containing Added Distilled Spirits
  • TTB Announces Selection of New Field Operations District Directors and Audit Director
  • TTB Presents on Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) 

 July 2022

July 29, 2022

  • TTB Proposes ‘American Single Malt Whisky’ Standard of Identity
  • TTB Boot Camp for Distillers: Formulas and Labels
  • What to Include to Get Your Formula Approved Faster
  • Federal Trade Commission Request for Comments

July 22, 2022

  • TTB Issues Chemist Certifications for Spring 2022
  • Spanish-Language Presentation Available on Requirements for Importing Distilled Spirits into the United States
  • Open Data at TTB: Public COLA Registry

July 15, 2022

  • Frequently Asked Question: Can I Buy and Use a Small Still for Home Distilling?
  • Department of Health and Human Services: Food and Drug Administration
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Tax and Trade Formula Specialist

July 8, 2022

  • TTB Resources for Alcohol Labeling Compliance
  • Transferring Unlabeled Bottled Wine (Shiners) Between Two Winery Premises
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Auditor (Financial/Forensic)

July 1, 2022

  • Visit Our Presentations Page at TTB.gov
  • Contract Brewing & Alternating Proprietors: Who Gets the COLA?
  • USDA: National Organic Standards Board Meeting

 June 2022

June 24, 2022

  • Announcing New Appointments at TTB
  • TTB’s Regulatory Agenda Update Now Available

June 17, 2022

  • TTB Proposes Modernization of Qualification Requirements for Brewer’s Notices
  • Tobacco Industry: Special Occupational Tax Due July 1
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Organic Standards Board Call for Nominations

June 10, 2022

  • TTB Proposes Modernization of Qualification Requirements for Brewer’s Notices
  • Tobacco Industry: Special Occupational Tax Due July 1
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Organic Standards Board Call for Nominations

June 3, 2022

  • TTB Establishes 4 American Viticultural Areas
  • TTB Joins White House in Celebrating Pride Month
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Attorney-Advisors and Supervisory Investigator

 May 2022

May 27, 2022

  • TTB Proposes Changes to Standards of Fill for Wine and Distilled Spirits
  • TTB Establishes West Sonoma Coast American Viticultural Area
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Alcohol and Tobacco Regulations Specialist

May 20, 2022

  • Access All TTB’s Online Services at MyTTB.gov
  • Koshu Grape Variety Name Approved
  • Help Improve Our Formula Approval Tool: Volunteer for User Experience Testing!
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Attorney-Advisor

May 13, 2022

  • Another Step Towards the New myTTB Experience
  • Schioppettino Grape Variety Name Approved
  • Trade Practices Video Series

May 6, 2022

  • Recent Changes to Pay.gov
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Physical Science Technician

 April 2022

April 29, 2022

  • Changes Coming for TTB Forms on Pay.gov
  • Visit Us at Craft Brewers Conference!
  • Dobricic Grape Variety Name Approved
  • New Deputy Assistant Administrator for Permitting and Taxation
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Rulemaking: Definition of Frame or Receiver and Identification of Firearms

April 22, 2022

  • Health Claims in Advertising - Advertising Compliance
  • Presentation Now Available: Requirements for Importing Wine into the United States (Requisitos Para Importar Vino a los Estados Unidos)
  • Food and Drug Administration: Evaluating the Public Health Importance of Food Allergens Other Than Major Food Allergens
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Industry Outreach Program Manager

April 15, 2022

  • Health Claims in Advertising – Regulations
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Label Applications – Providing Translations of Foreign Text
  • Request for Nominations for the Industry Trade Advisory Committees

April 8, 2022

  • Use of the Word ‘Clean’ in Alcohol Beverage Labeling and Advertising
  • TTB Presents at KombuchaKon

April 1, 2022

  • Health Claims in Advertising - Suggesting Health Benefits
  • TTB Participates in Panel at National Alcohol Beverage Control Association Legal Conference
  • Due Date for Quarterly Filers is Coming Soon

March 2022

March 25, 2022

  • Taxpayer Relief Payment Options: Are You Eligible?
  • Health Claims in Advertising – Mitigating Health Consequences
  • 2 New Wine Treating Materials Approved

March 18, 2022

  • Importation of Alcohol Beverages of Russian Federation Origin and Export of Alcohol Beverages and Tobacco to Russia and Belarus
  • Visit Us at Eastern Winery Exposition
  • Expanded List of Devices for Proofing Spirits
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting
  • TTB Career Opportunities: Supervisory Investigator and Technical Assistant Specialist

March 11, 2022

  • Establishment of San Luis Obispo Coast and Expansion of Clarksburg AVAs
  • Proposed Establishment of Long Valley-Lake County AVA and Modification of High Valley and North Coast AVAs
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Investigator

March 4, 2022

  • TTB Issues Additional Guidance on Trade Practices
  • Visit Us at Oregon Wine Symposium LIVE!
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
  • Food and Drug Administration: Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements; Delayed Effective Date

February 2022

February 25, 2022
 

  • New Grape Variety Names Approved
  • Proposed Information Collections: Time to Comment
  • System Outage Notice

February 18, 2022

  • ABLA Civil Penalty Adjusted for Inflation
  • Avoiding Common Errors on Your Labels – Government Health Warning Statement

February 11, 2022
 

  • Treasury Releases Competition Report for Alcohol Market
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture: Public Meeting & Comment Request National Organic Program Standards
  • TTB Career Opportunity: Formula Specialist

Febuary 9, 2022 Special Edition 
 

  • Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverage Labeling and Advertising Regulations Final Rule

February 4, 2022 

  • New Guidance on ‘Ethiopian Hops’
  • Do I Need a Formula? Speed Up Label Approval by Knowing the Answer
  • TTB Career Opportunity

January 2022

January 28, 2022 

  • Visit Us at CiderCon!
  • FY21 TTB Annual Report Now Available
  • Reminder – Comment Period for DSP Permit Modernization Proposal Set To Close

January 25, 2022  Special Edition 
 

  • Updates on Permitting and Taxation Leadership

January 24, 2022 

  • Visit Us at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium!
  • New Deputy Director, Application Services Division Joining TTB!
  • TTB Trade Practice Investigations into Sponsorship Results in a $305,000 Offer in Compromise

January 14, 2022 

  • TTB to Present on Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax at SHOT Show
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: Request for Nominations to Trade Advisory Committee on Africa
  • TTB Trade Practice Investigations into Sponsorships Result in Two $225,000 Offers in Compromise

January 7, 2022 

  • Janelle Christian Selected as Outreach Director
  • Submitting Claim Forms to TTB Online
  • TTB Accepts 3 Offers in Compromise for Failure to Pay Taxes
  • System Outage Notice
 

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Last reviewed: February 16, 2018
Last updated: May 10, 2024
Maintained by: Office of Industry and State Outreach