TTB Trade Practices

Sections 105(a) through (d) of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) (27 U.S.C. 205(a)–(d)) prohibit certain marketing practices that are deemed to cause unfair competition.  These sections, titled "Exclusive outlet," "Tied house," "Commercial bribery," and "Consignment sales," respectively, delineate and proscribe unfair trade practices in the alcohol beverage industry.

Key Trade Practices Topics

Laws and Regulations

Laws and Regulations

Regulatory information relating to trade practices
Rulings

Rulings

Rulings related to trade practices issued by TTB and its predecessor agencies

Industry Circulars

Industry Circulars

Industry Circulars related to trade practices issued by TTB and its predecessor agencies

Liquor Laws and Regulations for Retail Dealers

Liquor Laws and Regulations for Retail Dealers

Regulatory information relating to trade practices

Trade Practices Presentations

2019 TTB Trade Practice Seminars (April – August)

Trade practice seminars are intended to help educate industry on the basic tenets of trade practice laws and regulations.  To register, click on the appropriate link below and follow the instructions on the registration page. Registration will close when we reach capacity, or one week prior to the seminar, whichever comes first. Space will be limited, so be sure to register soon!

NOTE: The morning and afternoon sessions are identical. Please only register for one.

Location

Date

Time

Registration Link

St. Louis, MO

Robert A. Young Federal Building

August 1, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

 

You can find the presentation that TTB uses here:

Report Trade Practice Violations

Report potential trade practice violations to TTB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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For more information about Trade Practices, contact our Market Compliance Office at 202-453-2251, (option 2), or by fax at 202-453-2873, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit our Trade Investigations Division (TID) page for more information about TID's mission and responsibilities.

 

Page last reviewed: June 28, 2017
Page last updated: April 15, 2019
Maintained by: Trade Investigation Division