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Notices Issued in 2016

Notice No. 159, Proposed Amendments to Streamline Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Malt Beverages, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes and Facilitate Use of the International Trade Data System.   In this document, TTB proposes to amend its regulations governing the importation of distilled spirits, wine, beer and malt beverages, tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes.  With these amendments, we intend to streamline import procedures and to facilitate the electronic filing of import information in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s International Trade Data System.  To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB–2016–0004 on the Regulations.gov website.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 159.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.  Comments on this proposal are due by August 22, 2016.  (06/21/16)

Notices Issued in 2015

TTB Announces ITDS Pilot Test; Seeks Comments on Import Filing Instructions:  In Notice No. 156, TTB announces a pilot program in which importers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and TTB will test, as part of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) initiative, the electronic collection of import data required by TTB and the transfer of that data through CBP to TTB.  TTB is also requesting comments on a draft set of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filing Instructions that describes how importers of distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, processed tobacco, or cigarette papers and tubes may file information electronically to meet TTB requirements at the importation of those commodities.  To view all documents and comments related to this proposal, go to Docket No. TTB-2015-0012 on the Regulations.gov website.  To submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov comment form for Notice No. 156.  To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.  Comments on the draft ACE Filing Instructions are due by October 6, 2015.  (08/07/15)

Notices Issued in 2013

Notice No. 137:  Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes.  You may submit comments, and view this notice, the related temporary rule (T.D. TTB-115), and any comments TTB receives, at the "Regulations.gov" website within Docket No. TTB-2013-0006.  Please see the notice for information on alternative methods of submitting comments.  Comments must be received on or before August 26, 2013.  (06/27/13)

Notices Issued in 2011

Notice No. 115, Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes and Quarterly Excise Tax Payment for Small Alcohol Producers
This notice solicits comments on the temporary rules issued in T.D. TTB-89.  Comments are due on or before March 21, 2011.  To electronically submit comments, use the Regulations.gov comment form for this notice.  To submit comments via postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions within the notice.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2011-0001 at Regulations.gov.  (01/20/11)

Notices Issued in 2010

Notice No. 106, Standards for Pipe Tobacco and Roll-Your-Own Tobacco; Request for Public Comment.  The comment period for Notice No. 106 has been reopened until October 24, 2011 (see Notice No. 120).  Notice No. 106, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, requested public comments on standards to distinguish between pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco for Federal excise tax purposes based on certain physical characteristics of the two products.  The comment period reopening solicits public comments on certain issues raised in comments received in response to Notice No. 106 and also sets forth for comment the results of preliminary laboratory analyses conducted by TTB.  To electronically submit comments, use the comment form for Notice No. 106; to submit comments via postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions within that notice.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2010-0004 at Regulations.gov.

Notices Issued in 2009

Notice No. 99, Extension of Package Use-Up Rule for Roll-Your-Own Tobacco and Pipe Tobacco.  The comment period for this notice closed on November 23, 2009.  To view all comments and documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2009-0002 at Regulations.gov.  (12/07/09)

Notice No. 98, Comment Period Reopening for Notice No. 95.  This notice extended the comment period for Notice No. 95 until October 20, 2009; see Notice No. 95 below for links to view the comments and other documents related to this rulemaking.

Notice No. 95, Implementation of Statutory Amendments Requiring the Qualification of Manufacturers and Importers of Processed Tobacco and Other Amendments Related to Permit Requirements, and the Expanded Definition of Roll-Your-Own Tobacco.  The comment period for this notice was extended to and closed on October 20, 2009 by Notice No. 98.  To view the comments and other documents associated with this rulemaking, go to Docket No. TTB-2009-0002 at Regulations.gov.  Also see the related package use-up period extension proposed in Notice No. 99 above.

Notice No. 93, Increase in Tax Rates on Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes; and Changes to Basis for Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Permits To view all comments received, go to Docket No. TTB-2009-0001 at Regulations.gov.  Comments period closed on June 1, 2009.

Notices Issued in 2006

Notice No. 65, Tax Classification of Cigars and Cigarettes.  (Comment period closed March 26, 2007; see Notice No. 69 for Details.)  View Comments.  (Also see the related general notice, Notice No. 66, Total Reducing Sugars Analytical Method.)

Notices Issued in 2005

T.D. TTB-26, Removal of Tobacco Products for United States Use in Law Enforcement Activities. (Comment period closed June 14, 2005). View Comments.

Notices Issued in 2004

There were no Notices issued in 2004

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