Reminder of Alcohol Excise and Levy changes

Increase in excise duties        

The annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on alcoholic beverages has taken place from 1 July 2015.

The annual adjustment is based on movements in the consumer prices index less credit services subgroup over the 12-month period to 31 March 2015.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Alcoholic Beverages Indexation) Amendment Order 2015.  

The rates are summarised as:

Current excise rate to 30 June 2015

New excise rate from 1 July 2015

42.401 cents per litre

42.472 cents per litre

$28.273 per litre of alcohol

$28.320 per litre of alcohol

$2.2617 per litre

$2.2655 per litre

$2.8273 per litre

$2.8320 per litre

$51.493 per litre of alcohol

$51.579 per litre of alcohol

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2015 are subject to the new rates.

For further information see the Types of duties, fees & charges section, or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).

Changes to the HPA levy rates

The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages has now taken place.

The new rates are those set out in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Health Promotion Agency Levy) Order 2015.

The new HPA rates are:

Current HPA rates to 30 June 2015

New HPA rates from 1 July 2015

0.5658 cents per litre

0.5628 cents per litre

1.6553 cents per litre

1.6590 cents per litre

3.0177 cents per litre

3.0015 cents per litre

3.7721 cents per litre

3.7519 cents per litre

6.8297 cents per litre

6.9674 cents per litre

14.5258 cents per litre

14.4058 cents per litre

(Note: some rates increase while others decrease)

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2015 are subject to the new rates.

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

Issue: 
3 July 2015

Regulars

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