TTB Regulated Industry – Tobacco

On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. The FD&C Act is administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Questions about the new minimum age of sale of tobacco products can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Our regulations require that anyone who intends to manufacture, importer, or export tobacco products obtain a permit from TTB. Certain tobacco-related businesses, including those listed below, must file an application with and receive approval from TTB before engaging in business.








Businesses that manufacture
tobacco products








Businesses that import
tobacco products








Businesses that store non-taxpaid tobacco products

Getting Help

Need help getting started? Have questions about qualifying or about TTB’s approval process? See the information below.   

tob-reg-ind Qualify as an Industry Member
Learn the steps for qualifying as an industry member and how to apply for approval to operate an alcohol-related business.
tob-reg-ind Business Central
Resources for getting started and keeping you on course to a successful business venture.
tob-reg-ind TTB Learning Center 
Get online training and assistance.

 

Green icon with a white phone. CONTACT US

Questions?  If you have general questions regarding tobacco permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., please contact the National Revenue Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free) or see more tobacco contacts.

 

 

Page last reviewed: April 15, 2019
Page last updated: April 15, 2019
Maintained by: Office of Communications