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New excise duty rates for motor spirits from 30 September 2018

07.57am 17 August 2018

An increase of 3.5 cents per litre of motor spirit in the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on motor spirits will take place on 30 September 2018.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Motor Spirits) Amendment Order 2018. 

Motor spirit products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 29 September 2018 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, see What is excise sections, the Ministry of Transport website or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).