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Regulations

The regulations issued by Federal agencies are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which consists of 50 "titles" covering broad subject areas.  The alcohol, tobacco, and other regulations administered by TTB are contained in Title 27, Chapter I, of the Code of Federal Regulations (27 CFR Chapter I).  Each title of the CFR is divided into "chapters," then "parts," which cover a more particular subject.  Each part is further divided into "sections" containing specific regulations.

You may search, view, and print each part of 27 CFR Chapter I, or a single section of a part, free of charge using the online "e-CFR"* which is updated continually and contains the most current version of the TTB regulations.

* While the e-CFR contains an accurate version of all Federal regulations, the e-CFR is not considered to be the official version of the Code of Federal Regulations.  The official paper version of the TTB regulations in 27 CFR Chapter I is updated annually on April 1st.  Through the Federal Digital System (FDsys), you may search, view, and print the official annual edition of 27 CFR Chapter I online at no charge, or you may purchase paper copies of the annual edition from the United States Government Printing Office.  Regulatory changes made during the year after April 1st are published in the daily Federal Register, viewable and searchable here and here.


Alcohol Regulations
  • Part 1 Basic Permit Requirements under the FAA Act
  • Part 4 Labeling and Advertising of Wine
  • Part 5 Labeling and Advertising of Distilled Spirits
  • Part 6 Tied House
  • Part 7 Labeling and Advertising of Malt Beverages
  • Part 8 Exclusive Outlets
  • Part 9 Approved American Viticultural Areas
  • Part 10 Commercial Bribery
  • Part 11 Consignment Sales
  • Part 12 Foreign Nongeneric Names of Geographical Significance Use in the Designation of Wine
  • Part 13 Labeling Proceedings
  • Part 16 Alcoholic Beverage Health Warning Statement
  • Part 17 Drawback on Taxpaid Distilled Spirits Used in Manufacturing Nonbeverage Products
  • Part 18 Production of Volatile Fruit-Flavor Concentrate
  • Part 19 Distilled Spirits Plants
  • Part 20 Distribution and Use of Denatured Alcohol and Rum
  • Part 21 Formulas for Denatured Alcohol and Rum
  • Part 22 Distribution and Use of Tax-free Alcohol
  • Part 24 Wine
  • Part 25 Beer
  • Part 26 Liquors and Products from Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
  • Part 27 Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wines and Beer
  • Part 28 Exportation of Alcohol
  • Part 29 Stills and Miscellaneous Regulations
  • Part 30 Gauging Manual
  • Part 31 Alcohol Beverage Dealers

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Tobacco Regulations

  • Part 40 Manufacture of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes
  • Part 41 Importation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes
  • Part 44 Exportation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes , without Payment of Tax, or with Drawback of Tax
  • Part 45 Removal of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, without Payment of Tax for use in the United States
  • Part 46 Miscellaneous Regulations Relating to Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes

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Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Regulations

  • Part 53 Manufacturers Excise Taxes -- Firearms and Ammunition

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Other Regulations

These regulations, although developed and implemented by other Federal agencies, help support TTB's mission of protecting the public and collecting the revenue.

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Page last reviewed/updated: 04/28/2014

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