U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Tobacco Distribution

The federal government includes cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, roll-your-own and smokeless tobacco in its definition of tobacco products. All U.S. manufacturers of tobacco products must obtain a manufacturing permit through the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. However, distributors of tobacco products are monitored through state government offices and are required to obtain a business license, a sales tax permit and follow state laws about what brands they sell.

As experienced franchise lawyers, Mulcahy LLP can help determine whether becoming a tobacco distributor is the right fit for you. We have the knowledge needed to help clients identify the risks involved in buying a franchise. We can also provide clients with comprehensive legal guidance throughout their business endeavor. When franchisees are ready to sell their business or want to get out of a franchise contract, we can facilitate the sale or initiate discussions with the franchiser.

The Tobacco Control Act established:

  • Pe-market review
  • Ingredient disclosure
  • Labeling
  • Manufacture
  • Distribution
  • Advertising
  • Modified risk
  • Safety data requirements

Tobacco distributors are a profitable and stable business. You will provide consumers with a convenient and sought-after service. If you interested in learning more about operating as a tobacco distributor, contact us to schedule a consultation.












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