On 1 June 2018, the New Zealand Customs Service announced The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2018.
The current and new HPA rates are:
|Current HPA rates to 30 June 2018|| |
New HPA rates from 1 July 2018
|A – 1.15–2.5 % alcohol||0.5409 cents per litre||0.5308 cents per litre|
|B – 2.5–6 % alcohol||1.6152 cents per litre||1.6111 cents per litre|
|C – 6–9% alcohol||2.8847 cents per litre||2.8308 cents per litre|
|D – 9–14% alcohol||3.6059 cents per litre||3.5385 cents per litre|
|E – 13-23% alcohol||6.4281 cents per litre||6.4722 cents per litre|
|F – more than 23% alcohol||12.4064 cents per litre||13.6100 cents per litre|
The Legislative Instrument that provides for these new rates is the New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Health Promotion Agency Levy) Order 2018.
Alcoholic beverages removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2018 will be subject to the new rates.