The US government has been partially shutdown due to a political gridlock since the 22nd of
December is showing no progress toward a solution. Meanwhile, our “non-essential” government
agencies as still shut down. If they are truly “non-essential” why do we have them in the first place?
Once funding has been restored and the government shutdown is over, we will work to restore
regular service as soon as possible.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau (TTB) Has Been Forced to Cease Operating as the U.S. Federal Government’s Shutdown Continues.
This is something that you don’t see everyday, but the Alcohol Feds are shut down until The agency, which is responsible for licensing and label approval of alcohol products in the US, including spirits, has created a temporary landing page on its website stating alcohol companies can still access the TTB site to make payments, submit labels or formulas, and to file other operational reports.Congress gets its act together and puts an end to the government ”shut down”. “Once funding has been restored and the government shutdown is over, we will work to restore regular service as soon as possible.”
TTB has directed employees NOT to report to work and they are prohibited by federal law from volunteering their services during a lapse in appropriations. “TTB has suspended all non-excepted TTB operations, and no personnel will be available to respond to any inquiries, including emails, telephone calls, facsimiles, or other communications.