American Craft Spirits

April 27, 2020

Dear Chairwoman Lowey, Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Granger and Vice Chairman Leahy:

We are writing to urge Congress to fully fund the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill at $145 million. This requested level of funding includes the Administration’s requested funding level for FY2021 and adds additional advanced funding of formula and Certificates of Label Applications (COLA) processing and approvals, which is necessary to provide the beverage alcohol industry continuity of business operations in this current time period of incredible growth. The funding level also maintains the strict enforcement of trade practices as required by law.

As you know, the COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected businesses across the United States and the beverage alcohol industry is no exception. We are deeply appreciative of TTB’s efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the industry by postponing due dates for federal excise tax (FET) payments on domestic products and several other filings, as well as for providing critical, timely guidance during the crisis.

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The Monthly Mash: February 2020

The Monthly Mash: February 2020

The Monthly Mash Volume 5.2 Member-Owned, Industry-Driven ACSA Mission: To elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers. From the Desk of Margie A.S. Lehrman, Chief Executive Officer Dear Friends in Our Craft Spirits Industry: Lots of things in life are uncertain regardless of best-laid plans. Having...

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The Monthly Mash: December 2019 Part II

Subscribe to Craft Spirits TV on YouTube   We recently launched Craft Spirits TV on ACSA’s YouTube channel. If you haven’t already watched, click here to see the latest video, hosted by Jeff Cioletti, the editor in chief of Craft Spirits magazine. And be sure to subscribe so you...

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The Monthly Mash: December 2019 Part I

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December 5 Day of Action Planned to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Before Year-End Deadline

WASHINGTON – Leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the nation to participate in a national Day of Action on December 5 by contacting their members of Congress to urge passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA). “With less than four...

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The Monthly Mash: November 2019 Part II

The Monthly Mash: November 2019 Part II

CRAFT SPIRITS CLASSROOM: Quenching Your Thirst for Knowledge Upcoming Webinar: December 17 Spirits Category Trends: What’s Happening Now & What to Look Out for in 2020 and Beyond Presented by: As the year and the decade come to a close, Danny Brager, senior vice president of Nielsen Beverage Alcohol Practice, and...

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