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New excise duty rates for motor spirits from 1 July 2020

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 1 July 2020.


From 1 July 2020, the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on motor spirits will be 70.024 cents per litre.

The new rates are those set out in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Budget Measures - Motor Spirits) Amendment Act 2019.

Motor spirit products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported on or after 1 July 2020 will be subject to these new rates. Excise and excise-equivalent duty should be calculated at the current rates up to midnight on 30 June 2020.

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