As part of the revision of the Alcohol Act the SAB will be incorporated into the Federal Customs Administration (FCA). The successor organisation of the SAB, the Alcohol and Tobacco Division (ATD), will be initiated at the start of 2018 and will be headquartered in Délémont.
As of 1 January 2017, the former SAB profit centre Alcosuisse was transformed into the company limited by shares alcosuisse ag in the first step towards the liberalisation of the ethanol market and the privatisation of Alcosuisse.
The SAB is responsible for the implementation of the Alcohol Act, which governs issues concerning spirits and ethanol (high-grade alcohol). Fermented alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, cider and perry are not affected by the Alcohol Act.