BA Seeks Comments from Breweries on new TTB Notice

The Brewers Association recently sent out a note to member breweries and Allied Trade Members to inform them on the Tax and Trade Bureau’s Notice 176, which deals with the Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.’
The TTB is proposing to comprehensively amend its regulations governing the labeling and advertising of alcohol beverage products in order to improve understanding of the regulatory requirements and to make compliance easier.
The two relevant parts for craft brewers include: Part 7 – Labeling of Malt Beverages and Part 14 – Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages. The BA sent out a PDF file that included both the 132-page notice and a condensed notes version, highlighting the important parts that brewery owners could have a say on.
“The Brewers Association cannot effectively track or predict the wide-ranging effects the TTB proposal may have on individual breweries/companies,” the email states. “We strongly encourage members to review the proposed changes and participate in the rulemaking process. While you are free to comment on any section, we hope this resource will be helpful in focusing your comment submissions.”
The deadline to make comments on the notice is March 26, 2019. At this time, Paul Gatza, Senior Vice President of the BA, noted that the organization has asked to extend the commentary deadline an additional 90 days, but that has not been granted at presstime.
All information and availability to comment is available here.

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