Refer to glossary definition – HPA Levies.
Health Promotion Agency (HPA) is a Crown agent that has taken over the work of the former Alcohol Liquor Advisory Council (ALAC). This means from 1 July 2013, the ALAC levy will be known as the HPA levy.
These are levies imposed under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. Customs collects them on behalf of HPA, a Government agency whose aim is to encourage responsible attitudes to alcohol. Levies are based on alcohol content. Drinks with a higher volume of alcohol contribute a higher proportion to the levy. New rates come into effect every 1 July. Find out more on the HPA website.
Thursday, 06 June 2013