In response to the President’s Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy and the subsequent Treasury Department report Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits, the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register and is seeking public comment on TTB’s trade practice regulations related to the Federal Alcohol Administration Act’s exclusive outlet, tied house, commercial bribery, and consignment sales prohibitions. Complete information, including the ability to submit comments (due March 9, 2023), can be found on Regulations.gov.
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