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Public Service Announcement: The TTB is stepping up enforcement

April 29, 2019

Starting in fiscal year 2017, Congress gave the TTB (the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) $5 million per year specifically for enforcement. At the beginning the agency mostly used that money for educational seminars, to try to warn industry members against breaking the law. But lately the TTB is cooperating with state law enforcement agencies in an aggressive manner that the industry is not accustomed to.