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March 22, 2013

Greetings! We hope you are having an enthusiastic and kindhearted week! This edition includes updates about the acting directors for two of our divisions, an announcement about our FY 2012 annual report, contact information for our Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division, and links to TTB.gov pages that we've translated into Spanish, French, and Chinese.

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UPDATE ON ACTING DIRECTORS FOR THE ADVERTISING, LABELING AND FORMULATION DIVISION AND THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVISION

Both Teresa Knapp and Gracie Joy were selected for a temporary promotion to Advertising, Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) acting director:

  • Teresa Knapp - ALFD acting director from April 1, 2013 - end of July 2013
  • Gracie Joy - ALFD acting director from August 1, 2013 - end of November 2013

Karen Welch was selected for a temporary promotion to International Trade Division (ITD) acting director, for up to 120 days, starting April 1, 2013.

TTB RELEASES FY 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

We present an annual report to communicate relevant performance and financial information about our programs and operations to our customers and stakeholders.

The annual report highlights our program accomplishments for the fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) and offers a comparative look at our actual performance versus our target levels as set out in our annual performance budget. The report also provides financial information on the Bureau operations for that fiscal year. This combination of the Bureau's program performance and financial information in a single document lends accountability and transparency to how we at TTB use our funding to return value to American taxpayers.

HOW DO I CONTACT TTB ABOUT ALCOHOL ADVERTISING, LABELING OR FORMULATION REQUIREMENTS?

Our ALFD customer service desk representatives are available 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F except for federal holidays. You may contact ALFD directly:

  • By email (alfd@ttb.gov)
  • By phone at 202-453-2250 or toll-free at 866-927-2533:
    • Option 1: Address, fax and hours of operation
    • Option 2: Technical questions about COLAs Online and COLAs Online password resets
    • Option 3: COLAs Online registration
    • Option 4: Malt beverage or distilled spirit labeling, including status calls for both commodities
    • Option 5: Alcohol advertising
    • Option 6: Technical questions about wine labeling or status of wine applications
    • Option 7: Formulas Online, the status of your beverage formula, pre-import letter or laboratory analysis, and/or the production or classification of your alcohol beverage product

TTB.GOV CONTENT AVAILABLE IN SPANISH, FRENCH, AND CHINESE

We have translated some of our TTB.gov pages and brochures into Spanish, French, and Chinese to help reduce possible barriers to understanding many of our primary rules on imported alcohol beverages, including labeling information and frequently asked questions: