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Government Documents - Department of the Treasury: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Overview of our holdings of the publications of the Treasury Department and its subsidiary agencies, covering topics such as the economy, public revenue and debt, currency, banking, and national security.

About the agency

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) enforces the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) to ensure that only qualified persons engage in the alcohol beverage industry; enforces the laws regulating alcohol production, importation, and wholesale businesses; regulates tobacco manufacturing and importing businesses; and regulates alcohol labeling and advertising. TTB was formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (1972-2003), which split into TTB and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the Department of Justice in 2003. ATF was created in 1972 and its functions were formerly handled by the Internal Revenue Service (1940-1972) and the Federal Alcohol Administration (1935-1940).

Our holdings

Government Documents provides access to online TTB publications, including the following:

Annual reports of the Secretary of the Treasury (T 1.1:) are also available in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set database (UHM login required). Annual reports contain administrative reports about the operations of all of the offices and divisions within the Treasury Department as well as statistics, regulations, and legislation. 

We also have Congressional reports, documents, committee hearings, and prints related to TTB and its predecessors. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required). Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.

Viticulture areas and wine labels

Did you know that TTB regulates wine and spirits labeling and approves viticultural areas? 

Required elements of a wine label

Subject Guide

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