New Excise Duty Band from 1st October

26th July 2019

Importers, warehouse keepers and retailers will be required to affix a new excise duty band for alcoholic beverages with alcoholic content between 10% up to 24% as from the 1st October.

Importers, warehouse keepers and retailers will be required to affix a new excise duty band for alcoholic beverages with alcoholic content between 10% up to 24% as from the 1st October.

These guidelines were the result of extensive discussions held between Customs and the Malta Chamber, and ensured that the new requirements would not inflict unnecessary burdens on its members’ operations.

Represented by its Wines, Spirits, Beverages & Tobacco Executive Committee the Chamber agreed to a set of principles, based on which the new guidelines were set.

The regulation informs importers about changes in the ordering, paying and receiving excise tax bands, with the new scheme of excise duty band production and distribution being managed by OpSec Security Malta.

The Chamber’s proposals to the guidelines were adopted by Customs. The Malta Chamber retained their excellent rapport with Customs and worked with the department to iron out any challenges which might arise prior to its introduction on the 1st October.

The Chamber wishes to thank Customs for its cooperation which was conducive to the favourable outcome of the discussions.

For more information, please refer to the below documents:

Excise Registered Consignees

Hospitality & Retail Outlets

Tax Warehouse Keepers


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