5.55 Certificates of label approval 5.56 Certificates of age and origin §5.55 Certificates of label approval (a) Requirement Distilled spirits shall not be bottled or removed from a plant, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, unless the proprietor possesses a certificate of label approval, TTB Form 5100.31, covering the labels on the bottle, issued by the appropriate TTB officer pursuant to application on such form. Applications for certificates of approval covering labels for imported gin bearing the word “distilled” as a part of the designation shall be accompanied by a statement prepared by the manufacturer setting forth a step-by-step description of the manufacturing process. (b) Exemption Any bottler of distilled spirits shall be exempt from the requirements[…]