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Category: Wine Law

Ask Cari: What is the Wine Label Approval Requirements and Process by the Food and Drug Administration?

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate labeling for wine containing over 7% of alcohol.  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) regulates labeling.  However, foreign alcohol manufacturers must register with the FDA per the FDA Food …

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Ask Cari: What Licenses/Permits are Required at the New York State and Federal Levels to Import and Wholesale Wine?

New York requires the “Federal Wholesaler’s Permit” and “Federal Importer’s Permit” in order to be a wholesaler or importer.  These two distinctions are obtained via the Federal “Basic Permit,” guided under the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”).  …

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Ask Cari: What is the United States Customs and Border Patrol’s role in Wine Importation?

United States Customs and Border Patrol requires Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) permits and compliance with labeling and certificate of origin documentation requirements.  Upon one’s first import, entry for the goods should be filed for under the …

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