Importing Bottled Alcohol Beverages Into the United States
Alcoholic beverage imports, distribution, storage and wholesaling is regulated in the U.S. primarily by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF).
An agency of that bureau, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), primarily issues permits for companies to operate as alcoholic beverage businesses in the U.S.
TTB also strictly regulates the labels that appear on all alcoholic beverages, whether the alcohol is produced domestically or in foreign processors.
The various states and localities (counties and cities) also regulate alcoholic beverage distribution, importation, storage, wholesale and retail operations and issue permits that allow businesses to perform these business operations
“We will guide you through the complex US Alcohol Beverage Tax and Trade regulations”
ALN clients include:
ALN assists with all processes involving TTB and other federal agencies (such as Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All imported articles are subject to Customs requirements and alcoholic beverages are also “foods” under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). As a result, importing alcoholic beverages occurs under the watchful eyes of several different federal agencies.
We support the movement of your brands.
We can process your COLA label approvals for your beer wine and spirit imports if you do not have a registered importer in the US. This invaluable service is designed for any foreign alcohol producer trying to get a foothold in the US market.
ALN has developed an in-house solution whereby we arrange transport from your cellar and cycle your brand all the way to the retail buyers shelves utilizing our partner network.
We provide the necessary licenses and permits to allow for the import of your beer wine and spirits into the USA arranging local warehousing and distribution in our market