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Potential TTB Closure with Government Shutdown

Disagreement Remains over Federal Government Funding as Nov. 17 Deadline Approaches

Wineries are advised that in the event of a government shutdown, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) would be closed except for very limited activities related to the protection of life and property. For the duration of any shutdown, TTB would not process or work on any Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) applications, formula approvals, permit applications or laboratory service requests. At this point, it is not possible to predict the duration or exact time of a shutdown if one happens. The last government shutdown took place from December 2018 to January 2019 and TTB was closed for 35 days. Significant backlogs and delays in certain approval processes occurred after TTB reopened.

Wine Institute continues to communicate regularly with Congressional offices to advocate against any government shutdown and highlight the potential negative consequences it could have on our sector. We will continue to share updates with members as warranted.


Contact Wine Institute’s Federal team