New Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Levy rates for alcohol from 1 July 2017

The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2017.

The new rates are contained in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Health Promotion Agency Levy) Order 2017.

The new HPA rates are:


Current HPA rates to 30 June 2017

New HPA rates from 1 July 2017

A – 1.15–2.5 % alcohol

0.5707 cents per litre

0.5409 cents per litre

B – 2.5–6 % alcohol

1.6945 cents per litre

1.6152 cents per litre

C – 6–9% alcohol

3.0435 cents per litre

2.8847 cents per litre

D – 9–14% alcohol

3.8043 cents per litre

3.6059 cents per litre

E – 13-23% alcohol

6.8014 cents per litre

6.4281 cents per litre

F – more than 23% alcohol

14.5799 cents per litre

12.4064 cents per litre

Alcoholic beverages removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2017 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information see the Duties & charges section, or contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

9 June 2017

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