Authentic Beverages Company has a basic importer’s permit through the TTB. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is a bureau under the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which protects the public by enforcing the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) to ensure that only qualified persons engage in the alcohol beverage industry. We assist our client’s through every aspect of regulatory compliance on the federal level, including TTB product formula submissions, laboratory analysis, obtaining COLA waivers for market samples and Certificate of Label Approval (COLAS) for each brand, and act as a registered agent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for necessary compliance. We also assist clients in TTB Distilled Spirits Plant and Brewer’s Notice permitting for manufacturing within the United States.
Each state has an alcoholic beverage regulatory agency which regulates every phase of the business relating to alcoholic beverages, including labeling and licensing. A certificate of label approval is required for all alcoholic beverages marketed in the US. The manufacturer, winery, distiller, or owner of the product when it becomes a marketable product is responsible for completing the label approval process. The label approval process at the state level, may only be completed after the appropriate state regulatory agency license or permit has been issued.
We streamline all state compliance needs for our clients and suppliers and make the process of obtaining all necessary brand registrations and required permitting as easy as possible. We also manage monthly gallonage reporting, based on individual state requirements. Authentic deals with the red tape so that our clients can focus on what they do best, creating their artisanal products!
Our team also provides additional legal services including drafting importation agreements, distribution agreements, notary services, registering agents for the Secretary of State’s Office, compliance with the state’s Comptroller’s Office, business filings for entities, and various corporate documents. We also work with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain and register trademarks for entities, brand names, marketing slogans, and brand logos. In addition to assisting non-resident clients, Authentic helps Texas based businesses obtain wholesaler’s, manufacturer’s, brewer’s, brewpub, mixed beverage, and other various permits through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Authentic works closely with a full-service transportation company, specializing in international freight forwarding, which offers complete air, ocean, ground, warehousing and distribution services tailored to each client’s individual needs. Our Freight Forwarder is licensed and regulated by the Federal Maritime Commission. From all required documentation, including providing commercial invoices and packing lists to filing the Importer Security Filing (ISF) with U.S. Customs, our freight forwarder has you covered. Tracking cargo from start to finish ensures a smooth transition. Authentic holds a continuous importer’s bond with the United States Department of Homeland Security.