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Applying for a Permit

If you plan to purchase and sell alcohol at wholesale, or if you plan to import alcohol beverages, you must first obtain a Basic Permit from TTB. Further, alcohol wholesalers must apply for a Basic Permit if they plan to export alcohol beverage products. You must have a permit approved by TTB in hand before commencing business.

Filing for a TTB Permit

All alcohol beverage wholesalers, importers, and exporters must file a permit application and necessary documents with TTB and receive approval before engaging in business. For a link to information on filing your permit application, visit our Informational and Application Packets page.


If you have questions regarding wholesaling and/or importing wine, beer, or distilled spirits, you may contact the National Revenue Center toll-free at 1-877-882-3277 or via e-mail at ttbimport@ttb.treas.gov.

Additional information can be found on our Importers/Wholesalers page.

Last updated: January 22, 2020