New excise duty rates for motor spirits

From 1 July 2019 the excise and excise-equivalent duty rates on motor spirits will be 66.524 cents per litre.


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 2019 and on 1 July 2020. 

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 after midnight on 1 July 2019 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).