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TTB Regulated Industry – Tobacco

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

Businesses that import tobacco

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.   

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.
Business Central
Resources for getting started and keeping you on course to a successful business venture.
TTB Learning Center 
Get online training and assistance.


Description: CONTACT US

Questions?  If you have general questions regarding tobacco permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free) or see more tobacco contacts.  If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: April 6, 2017
Page last updated: November 30, 2017
Maintained by: National Revenue Center

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