Alcohol & Tobacco


The goal of ATF's Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Programs in order to target, identify, and dismantle criminal enterprises with ties to violent crime, that traffic illicit liquor or contraband tobacco in interstate commerce; seize and deny their access to assets and funds; and prevent their encroachment into the legitimate alcohol or tobacco industry.

As of January 24, 2003, The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), is responsible for all inquiries in regards to the manufacture, wholesale and importation of alcohol and tobacco, regulating the alcohol and tobacco industries and Special Occupational Tax (SOT) and the collection of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Ammunition Excise Taxes imposed on manufactures and importers of these products. Visit TTB's Contact Us page for details on how to contact the TTB.

Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

What is Alcohol and Tobacco Diversion: This is the trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products in avoidance of Federal, State, or foreign taxes or in violation of Federal, State or foregin laws.

Contraband Cigarette Trafficking (CCTA)

It is unlawful for any person to ship, transport, receive, possess, sell, distribute, or purchase more than 10,000 cigarettes without evidence of State cigarette tax payment.

Contact Information

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
99 New York Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20226
Telephone Number: 202-648-7130
Fax Number: 202-648-9640

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