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Beginning January 1, 2015, qualifying smaller breweries will benefit from new rules implemented by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) that should streamline the breweries’ operations. Specifically, the new rules require fewer excise tax filings and implement a standardized lower bond requirement. On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, TTB published in the Federal … read more

Dan Harris
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (“APHIS”) implemented new regulations permitting imports of pineapple, jackfruit, and starfruit from Malaysia. Under the new APHIS regulations, these fruits can be imported from Malaysia in commercial consignments. To be allowed to import these fruits, U.S. importers must demonstrate that the imported fruit was … read more

Hilary Bricken
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Despite the fact that the possession, distribution, and use of cannabis remain Federal crimes, investors across the nation are purchasing stock in publicly traded auxiliary cannabis businesses. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the industry at the moment and that hype has permeated the trading world where people continue to try to find (and invest … read more