The Brewers Association joined the American Craft Spirits Association, the American Distilled Spirits Alliance, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., the National Association of Beverage Importers, and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America in responding to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request for information on Improving and/or Reforming Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication. Specifically with respect to the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the comments outline recommendations to the enforcement process that will assist TTB in managing its resources and priorities, while also strengthening due process for industry members through procedures that will provide the transparency and predictability necessary for a business to operate effectively.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles