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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is part of the U.S. Treasury Department.


What they do:

  • Regulates the qualification and operation of distilleries, wineries, and breweries
  • Regulates importers and wholesalers
  • Regulates labeling of products containing alcohol
  • Examines and approves all label applications for misleading information and adherence to regulatory mandates


  • Scientific Services Division (SSD): operates four laboratories: the Beverage Alcohol Laboratory, the Nonbeverage Alcohol Laboratory, the Compliance Laboratory, and the Tobacco Laboratory. The Compliance Laboratory provides support to TTB through routine product integrity testing and by monitoring the regulatory compliance of both beverage and nonbeverage alcohol products.
    • Compliance monitoring of beverage and nonbeverage alcohol products submitted as the result of product integrity inspections of wineries, breweries, distilleries, and manufacturers of nonbeverage products to ensure regulatory compliance
    • Alcohol Beverage Sampling Program to check products in the retail market for regulatory compliance
    • Sulfur dioxide waiver requests for wines
    • Special testing for the evaluation of new wine making processes
    • Mycotoxin contamination in wine and malt beverages
    • On-site technical assistance to the regulated industries and to TTB investigators


Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
1310 G Street, NW., Box 12
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-453-2000