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Ethiopia: Excise Tax on Beer, Tobacco & Plastic Bags Increased

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Ethiopia: Excise tax on beer, tobacco and plastic bags has been increased. The new directive issued to increase taxes is titled “Directive No. 1007/2016 on Adjustments to Fixed Excise Tax Rates”.

Excise tax on alcoholic beverages and plastic bags:

  • Brewed beer – The adjusted excise tax rate is 40% or 28 Birr per liter whichever is higher.
  • 100% domestically grown barley beer – Adjusted 35% or 23 Birr per night whichever is greater.
  • At least 75% of its weight excluding water is domestically produced beer – the adjusted excise tax rate is 30% or 21 Birr per liter, whichever is greater.
  • Alcoholic beverages (Cedar, Perry, Opaque beer; Rice liquor), Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Stout; Other beverages similar to beer, powdered beer, of an alcoholic strength of not more than 7% – adjusted 40% or 28 Birr per liter whichever is greater
  •  Blended drinks with an alcohol content not exceeding 7% – adjusted 40% or 28 Birr per liter, whichever is greater
  • Plastic bag (festal) – fixed 103 Birr per kilogram

Excise tax on tobacco and tobacco products :

  • Cigars containing tobacco; Cheruts and cigarillos – adjusted 30% + 644 Birr per kilogram
  • Cigarettes containing tobacco – adjusted 30% + 20 Birr per packet (20 pieces)
  • Prepared cigars, cheroots and cigarillos and cigarettes used as tobacco – Adjusted 30% + 20 Birr per packet (20 pieces)
  • Smoking tobacco, whether or not it contains substances used as tobacco in any quantity (excluding tobacco containing a mixture of tobacco and glycerol, whether or not flavored with fruit, pipe smoking flavoring oil and whether or not added with sugar, molasses or sugar) – adjusted 30% + 644 kilograms
  • “Combined” or “repackaged” tobacco – adjusted 30% + 644 Birr per kilogram
  • Suit; Tobacco seeds and essences – Adjusted 30% + 644 Birr per kilogram

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