TTB Adjusts Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act Penalty for Inflation

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The Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act of 1988 (ABLA) requires a government health warning statement to appear on all containers of alcoholic beverages sold or distributed in the United States. ABLA provides that any person who violates the provisions of the ABLA is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000, with each day constituting a separate offense. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 requires agencies to make periodic cost-of-living adjustments to civil monetary penalties and as such, TTB published the latest civil monetary penalty adjustment notification, adjusting the maximum penalty for ABLA violations from $19,787 to $20,111, per offense.

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