Tobacco – TTB Regulated Industry

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.   


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.


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 or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free) or see more tobacco contacts.



Page last reviewed: April 15, 2019
Page last updated: July 2, 2021
Maintained by: Office of Communications