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COVID-19 update 2 April: Temporary entry restrictions are in place at the NZ border. ONLY New Zealand residents and citizens (and their children and partners) are permitted to enter New Zealand – this includes the Realm countries (the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau), Australian citizens and permanent residents ordinarily resident in New Zealand, airline and marine crew. There will be some exceptions to the entry restrictions, on a case by case basis. For more information on the temporary entry restrictions, please refer to either the Immigration NZ website or the Ministry of Health website. More Customs’ information in relation to COVID-19, including how Customs is continuing to ensure that imports/exports clear the NZ border, is available on this website. For more information about the NZ Government’s COVID-19 response, please refer to the official COVID-19 website.
New Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Levy rates for alcohol from 1 July 2018
The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2018.
The new HPA rates are:
|Class||Current HPA rates to 30 June 2018 (per litre)||New HPA rates from 1 July 2018 (per litre)|
|A – 1.15–2.5 % alcohol||0.5409 cents per litre||0.5308 cents per litren|
|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.
For further information see the Other charges section, or contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).