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December 20, 2013


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a memorable and brilliant week! This week's top stories information about our consolidated wine export certificate for exporting U.S wine to China, TTB's ten year mark as an agency, and a list of the past week's most popular Beer pages at TTB.gov/.

TTB PUBLISHES INSTRUCTIONS FOR 'CONSOLIDATED' WINE EXPORT CERTIFICATE (U.S. TO CHINA)

Beginning March 1, 2014, the People's Republic of China (PRC) will accept a one-page Wine Export Certificate (consolidated certificate) from U.S. industry members for U.S. wine products exported from the United States.  

This consolidated certificate is a multi-purpose document, which can be used as a certificate of origin, certificate of health/sanitation, and certificate of authenticity/free sale.

"For some time the PRC required U.S. wine exporters to file several certificates as a condition of entry," John Lom, TTB's International Trade Division Director stated. "The one-page, consolidated certificate will replace the number of certificates that currently need to be filed to export wine to China."

On December 17, we published a guidance document with instructions for how to use the consolidated Wine Export Certificate when exporting U.S. wine products from the United States to the PRC.

The guidance document also includes a link to download a template of the Consolidated Certificate, a section listing specific instructions for filling out the certificate, and contact information if you have questions about the certificate.

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS AT THE ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU 2003-2013

This year marked our 10th year as a federal agency under the Department of the Treasury.

Formed by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, TTB is now a decade older, and has distinguished itself as an innovative agency in the federal government.

Looking back, one hallmark of our first generation as a bureau was our effective implementation of technology and responsive service. With TTBOnline, which includes COLAs Online, Permits Online, and Formulas Online, we brought our industry members online alternatives to paper applications, significantly increasing electronic ("paperless") transactions with the public we serve, and supporting Treasury's paperless initiative.

Now we are building on our established foundation to create TTB 2.0 - a bureau with a leaner, smarter business model that is driven by data, informed by risk, and focused on improving mission results in both its revenue and trade facilitation roles.

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