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Government Shutdown Stops TTB Permit and Label Approvals

By October 7, 2013Top News

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has suspended activities as of October 1, 20123 including label approvals for alcohol beverage companies and permit approvals for production facilities such as breweries and distilleries due to “the lapse in government funding.”TTB logo

The website posted a notice saying: “The TTB web site,, will be available during this shutdown period and will continue to accept filed electronic payments and returns for federal excise taxes and operational reports. There will be no access to TTB’s eGovernment applications including, but not limited to, Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs online.  Other information on the web site may not be up to date, and TTB will not be able to respond to questions or comments submitted via the web site until appropriations are enacted.

TTB will suspend all non-excepted TTB operations, and no personnel will be available to respond to any inquiries, including emails, telephone calls, facsimiles, or other communications. The web site and operations will fully resume when appropriations are reenacted. Once funding has been restored, and the government shutdown is over, TTB will work to restore regular service as soon as possible.”

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