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New Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Levy rates for alcohol from 1 July 2021

The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2021.


Class Current HPA rates to 30 June 2021 New HPA rates from 1 July 2021
A – 1.15–2.5 % alcohol 0.5112 cents per litre 0.5116 cents per litre
B – 2.5–6 % alcohol 1.5780 cents per litre 1.5058 cents per litre
C – 6–9% alcohol 2.7262 cents per litre 2.7283 cents per litre
D – 9–14% alcohol 3.4078 cents per litre 3.4104 cents per litre
E – 14-23% alcohol 5.9638 cents per litre 5.9181 cents per litre
F – more than 23% alcohol 12.9984 cents per litre 12.7876 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 2021

Alcohol products removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2021 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information, see the Health Promotion Agency website or please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).