Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing and Distribution
The manufacture and distribution of beer, wine, and distilled spirits is heavily regulated at multiple levels of government. At the federal level, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (the TTB), issues and enforces permitting, labeling, and excise-tax rules on manufacturers. For example, every distilling facility needs a TTB distilled spirits plant permit; every brewery needs a “brewer’s notice”; and every winery needs a winery permit. Other licensing and paperwork requirements apply as well. Mooney Wieland’s attorneys are among the best in the nation at guiding manufacturers through every step of the TTB application process, from obtaining and designing the facility location, to ensuring compliance with tax reporting, and everything in between. Our clients include businesses in every part of the country.
At the state level, every U.S. state has a law enforcement agency that also issues licenses and enforces regulations. Mooney Wieland’s attorneys have extensive experience guiding manufacturers through the state-level permitting process as well.
As with manufacturing, alcoholic beverage distribution is subjected to its own body of federal and state regulation. These rules govern, for example, distribution from one state to another as well as the importation and exportation of alcohol into and out of the United States. Mooney Wieland attorneys are highly capable at advising business owners looking to enter the distribution and import/export industry. Our clients include U.S. and international companies doing business in the U.S.
Because the firm’s practice in the alcoholic beverage industry is so advanced, the firm maintains a separate website. Please visit www.ttblawyers.com more information.