Trade Practices

Trade Practices Industry Circulars

This page contains a list of Industry Circulars related to Trade Practices issued by TTB, ATF, and their predecessor agencies, addressed to members of the alcohol beverage industries, since the first Industry Circular was issued in 1954. You may also find Industry Circulars related to Labeling and Advertising. Please note that information in Industry Circulars may have been modified, superseded, or made obsolete by changes in Federal law or our regulations. If you need to verify the current validity of any Industry Circular, e-mail TTB at TTBInternetQuestions@ttb.gov or contact the Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202-453-2265.

Note for visually impaired users: Currently, the documents in the Industry Circular Archive are not machine-readable. If you require assistance to read an Industry Circular, please contact the Regulations and Procedures Division at 202-453-2265 to obtain a copy in a format to accommodate your needs.

Trade Practices

  • 2012-2 - Tie-In Sales - An Unlawful Trade Practice
  • 2012-1 - Guidance Regarding Industry Members' Participation in Retail Programs
  • 2004-5 - Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • 2003-3 - Tie-In Sales - An Unlawful Trade Practice NOTE: Superseded by Industry Circular 2012-2
  • 2002-3 - Elimination of Bond Requirement for Users and Dealers of Specially Denatured Spirits
  • 1993-6 - Trade Practice Enforcement
  • 1989-4 - Trade Practice Enforcement
  • 1987-7 - The Penultimate Paragraph Does Not Apply to Wine Transactions
  • 1982-12 - Questions and Answers on Unlawful Trade Practices Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act
  • 1982-1 - Dollar Limitation for Display and Retailer Advertising Specialties Increase
  • 1979-3 - Wine Lists and Wine Menus
  • 1979-9 - Participation of Industry Members in Retailer Associations and Trade-Buyer Employee Association Activities
  • 1977-9 - Commercial Bribery
  • 1976-15 - Free Goods, Discounts, Rebates, Refunds, and Price Reductions
  • 1976-23 - Participation by Industry Members in Retailer Associations and Trade-Buyer Employee Association Activities
  • 1975-5 - Free Goods, Discounts, Rebates, Refunds and Price Reductions
  • 1975-16 - Unlawful Trade Practices at Ballparks, Racetracks and Stadiums
  • 1975-20 - Contracts to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages
  • 1974-1 - Free Warehousing Furnished Retailers as Inducements to Make Volume Purchase
  • 1974-2 - Free Goods, Discounts, Rebates, Refunds and Price Reductions
  • 1973-8 - Rotation of Wines at Retail Premises
  • 1970-3 - Trade Practices
  • 1970-24 - Illegality of Sales Promotion Contests
Page last reviewed/updated: 09/04/2012

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