Motor Spirits: Excise and Levy changes on 1 July 2015

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Increase in excise duties of 3 cents

The excise and excise-equivalent duties on motor spirits will increase by 3 cents from 56.524 cents to 59.524 cents on 1 July 2015.

The Customs and Excise (Budget Measures – Motor Spirits) Amendment Act 2013 provides for this increase in 2015 and is the last of the three increases.

Motor spirits removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2014 will be subject to the new rates.

Revenue from the excise on motor spirits goes to the National Land Transport Fund. 

More information is available from the Ministry of Transport, or by calling Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

Decrease in the ACC levy of 3 cents

The ACC levy on motor spirits will decrease by 3 cents from 9.9 cents to 6.9 cents on 1 July 2015.

The Accident Compensation (Motor Vehicle Account Levies) Regulations 2015 provides for this 3 cents decrease.

Motor spirits removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2014 will be subject to the new rate.

More information is available from ACC, or by calling Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

Issue: 
05 June 2015

Regulars

The Customs rates of exchange for entries lodged on 17/07/2017 to 30/07/2017 (inclusive) to 31/07/2017 to 13/08/2017 (inclusive) are now available here.

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You may find the following links useful:

www.CBAFF.org.nz The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation provides industry sector training, including courses offered through an arrangement with an accredited IATA training provider.

International Transchem Management (ITM), an IATA accredited training provider, also provides dangerous goods training to the freight forwarding industry. Email enrol@itmtraining.co.nz or call 09 489 5275 for further information on the courses on offer.

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