As you know, TTB requires COLA approval for every alcoholic beverage being brought into the US for resale. TEI maintains its protocol and requires valid TTB ID numbers for any product imported into the US. TTB just migrated their software with the US Customs’ software, making the requirements to clear entries more stringent. We need your help making sure that your TTB COLAs are valid and that when setting up new items, you enter VALID TTB ID references.
Any number provided to TEI that comes back as invalid or does not appropriately represent the item shipped will be flagged and could result in delayed clearance.
TEI will not be responsible for any costs associated with intervention of US Customs. We kindly ask that all partners are diligent in filing for, and double-checking, their TTB ID numbers at the time of order submission. Any order missing a valid TTB ID number will not be booked.
|“Summer Slowdown” in Europe:
While there is a fairly accurate belief that “Europe Goes on Vacation in August”, it is important to note that TEI does not. Due to reduced trucking capacity from carriers, coupled with an increased sense of urgency of export markets rushing to get wines collected before August, pickup lead times take a bit longer during the months of July/August. Please note on all PO submissions if there are any closure dates that we need to be aware of prior to collection. It would be prudent to plan for an extra week of lead time for orders placed over the next four weeks; however, we hope to achieve our average projected lead times throughout the summer months.