If you plan to purchase and sell alcohol at wholesale, or if you plan to import alcohol beverages, you must first obtain a Basic Permit from TTB. Further, alcohol wholesalers must apply for a Basic Permit if they plan to export alcohol beverage products. You must have a permit approved by TTB in hand before commencing business.
Filing for a TTB Permit
All alcohol beverage wholesalers, importers, and exporters must file a permit application and necessary documents with TTB and receive approval before engaging in business. For a link to information on filing your permit application, visit our Informational and Application Packets page.
If you have questions regarding wholesaling and/or importing wine, beer, or distilled spirits, you may contact the National Revenue Center toll-free at 1-877-882-3277 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information can be found on our Importers/Wholesalers page.