New HPA Levy rates for alcohol

The annual adjustment to the levy rates on alcoholic beverages will take place on 1 July 2017.


The new HPA rates are:

Class Current HPA rates to
30 June 2017
New HPA rates from
1 July 2017
A - 1.15-2.5% alcohol 0.5707 cents per litre 0.5409 cents per litre
B - 2.5%-6% alcohol 1.6945 cents per litre 1.6152 cents per litre
C - 6-9% alcohol 3.0435 cents per litre 2.8847 cents per litre
D - 9-14% alcohol 3.8043 cents per litre 3.6059 cents per litre
E - 13-23% alcohol 6.8014 cents per litre 6.4281 cents per litre
F - more than 23% alcohol 14.5799 cents per litre 12.4064 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 2017.

Alcoholic beverages removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2017 will be subject to the new rates.

For further information see the Duties & charges section, or contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).