Wine; Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09 (HS 2204); Alcoholic beverages (ICS 67.160.10)
Elimination of Certain Standards of Fill for Wine (8 page(s), in English)
In this document, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) addresses numerous petitions requesting that TTB amend the regulations that govern wine containers to provide for additional authorized standards of fill. TTB is proposing to eliminate all but a minimum standard of fill for wine containers and thus eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements and provide consumers broader purchasing options. TTB welcomes comments on this proposed deregulation, and it also seeks comments on the relative merits of alternatives, such as adding new authorized standards of fill and developing an expedited process for adding additional standards in the future. All of these approaches would eliminate restrictions that inhibit competition and the movement of goods in domestic and international commerce.