Advocacy

TTB Issues Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverage Labeling and Advertising Regulations Final Rule

Washington, DC – Today, TTB published a final rule that will implement Phase 2 of its rulemaking on modernization of the labeling and advertising regulations for alcohol beverages. In 2018, TTB proposed labeling and advertising amendments in Notice No. 176, Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and...

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ACSA Joins With Alcohol Beverage Trade Groups To Advocate for TTB Funding

ACSA Joins With Alcohol Beverage Trade Groups To Advocate for TTB Funding

January 12, 2022 Dear Chairwoman DeLauro, Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Granger, and Vice Chairman Shelby: As Congress negotiates final fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding levels, we want to highlight the significant new duties that Congress imposed and the importance of appropriately funding the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade...

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ACSA Comments Regarding Significant Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports

ACSA Comments Regarding Significant Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports

October 26, 2021  Mr. Edward Gresser Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20508  RE: USTR-2021-0016: Comments Regarding Significant Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports – Submission by the American Craft Spirits Association (86 Fed. Reg. 51436 (September 15,...

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Amended Beverage Alcohol FY22 TTB Industry Funding

Amended Beverage Alcohol FY22 TTB Industry Funding

September 10, 2021 The Honorable Patrick Leahy Chairman, Appropriations Committee 437 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard ShelbyVice Chairman, Appropriations Committee 304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Leahy and Vice Chairman Shelby: We are writing in follow-up to the industry letter...

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Alcohol Associations Urge Congress to Fully Fund TTB

The American Craft Spirits Association is among a dozen beverage alcohol associations that are urging Congress to fully fund the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for the fiscal year ahead at the administration’s requested funding level of $131,330,000. Representatives from the associations made the request...

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Statement by the Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition on President Biden Securing 5- Year Tariff Suspensions with UK and EU Leaders in WTO Boeing-Airbus Dispute

“We commend the administration’s tremendous progress in resetting the important trading relationships between the U.S., EU and UK, which have been instrumental for the growth of the hospitality sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. “Securing a long-term tariff suspension in this dispute provides U.S., EU and UK producers,...

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Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Sends Letter to President Biden in Advance of G-7

Urging Tariff Resolution as Part of U.S.-UK Bilateral Meeting WASHINGTON – The Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition, 50 associations representing the entire three-tier chain of the U.S. alcohol industry, sent a letter today to President Biden urging that he and Prime Minister Boris Johnson hammer out a deal to permanently remove U.S. and...

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Toasts Not Tariffs Letter to President Biden

Toasts Not Tariffs Letter to President Biden

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: June 9, 2021 On behalf of the Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition, we are writing in advance of your upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the G-7...

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Immediate Past-President testifies on behalf of craft spirits industry before the House Committee on Small Business

You can watch Chris Montana’s testimony here. Madame Chair and Members of the committee, I am honored today to represent craft distillers nationwide in addition to my own company Du Nord Craft Spirits. Who are the American Craft Distillers? At the outset it is worth defining exactly what a...

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