I. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) announced it will publish a final rule in the Federal Register amending the regulations in 27 CFR part 73 to allow industry members to submit certain forms electronically rather than submitting originals. Original forms and other records must still be retained by the industry member. This amendment now allows applying for permits to be done completely electronically.
II. TTB is also amending its regulations in 27 CFR part 19 governing the records that DSPs must keep of finished products. Specifically, TTB is removing the requirement that DSP proprietors keep a daily summary record of the kind of distilled spirits bottled or packaged.
III. TTB is also amending the regulations in 27 CFR parts 26 and 27 regarding closures that must be affixed to containers of imported distilled spirits products and those brought in from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. The amendments remove a requirement that a part of the closure remain attached to the container when opened. This amendment aligns the regulations for these products with those applicable to domestic distilled spirits products.
Enter Docket No. TTB-2014-0004 at the “Regulations.gov” website (http://www.regulations.gov) to view the changes in their entirety.
The changes take effect April 28, 2014.