Goodbye ATF, Hello TTB
May 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
In January, the former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) was split into two separate agencies, under two different cabinet departments, as part of the new Homeland Security initiative. The ATF functions concerning firearms, explosives and arson, as well as smuggling of tobacco and alcohol, were kept in ATF, which was transferred to the Justice Department and renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF&E). Federal regulatory and tax oversight of the wine i...
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