Normally I check the TTB website for new labels that are being approved for use in the USA. But these past weeks have seen something weird. No new labels have been approved after the 21st of December 2018. What the!!?

The Macallan Classic Cut 2019 seems to be the last one that got approved.

I think this is due to the USA governmental shutdown? That makes the most “sense” right? So nobody is working at this department of the TTB?

If nothing is getting approved from the USA internal market nor the global external market, how does that affect the global drinks industries?

Getting your label approved is something of a “hold-point” that probably nobody took into account for the release planning of their new products?

I’m not making a political statement here but I do hope this wall of blockage of labels stops sooner rather then later!