Tobacco | Permits
If your company is planning to conduct wholesale, distribution, packaging or importing operations involving tobacco or tobacco products, you must first obtain a permit from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), an agency of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). The different permits enable businesses to manufacture cigarettes and other tobacco-related products or to store or distribute them in the U.S. marketplace. A special importerís permit must be issued by TTB before a company can import cigarettes or other tobacco products into the U.S. (including smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff or snus).
States, counties and municipalities (cities) also have permitting and licensing restrictions governing tobacco-related businesses, and both the federal and state regulatory requirements must be met prior to entering the business. Companies that obtain TTB tobacco product permits must also maintain certain records and file reports with TTB and various state and local agencies regulating their businesses. Failure to file the required reports or maintain the required records can result in suspension or revocation of the permits or licenses.
FDAImports.com, LLC can assist your company in obtaining the required federal and state permits enabling you to conduct business in the U.S. related to tobacco products.
Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and FDA requirements, you must also register your facility with FDA prior to importing tobacco or tobacco products.
FDAImports.com, LLC ensures your business is in compliance with all federal and state registration, permitting and licensing requirements, including all labeling, record keeping, and advertising regulations.