Blue Banner

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

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.




Registration Link

New York, NY

Ted Weiss Federal Building

April 24, 2019

8:30 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

San Diego, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley

June 4, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

Seattle, WA

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

June 6, 2019

8 a.m. - noon

Register Online

1 - 5 p.m.

Register Online

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


Description: CONTACT US

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

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 22, 2019
Maintained by: Trade Investigation Division

AccessibilityPrivacy PolicyNo FEAR ActReport Fraud
Contact WebmasterSite Feedback 

Stay Connected with TTB:

TTB Newsletter RSS Feeds Email Updates Events System Maintenance