Azerbaijan increases excise-duties on imports of alcohol, tobacco (UPDATE)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2

By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:

Table added (first version posted on 17:03)

The Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers approved the new rates of excise duties on alcoholic beverages, tobacco and oil products imported into the country. The new rates will come into force from March 1, 2015, the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, published in the official press, said.

According to the decision, the excise rate on malt beer imported to Azerbaijan will be one AZN per liter (previously - $1); wines from fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must - two AZN per liter (previously - $2.5); sparkling wines - 2.5 AZN per liter; whiskey, vodka, liqueur, rum and other beverages - six AZN per liter (previously - $6).

The excise rate on imported cigarettes, cigarillos will be four AZN per 1,000 pieces; cigars - 10 AZN per 1,000 pieces (previously - $1.8 per 1,000 pieces).

Under the decision, the excise tax on the aviation fuel imported to the country will be 1 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $1); motor gasoline, (except aviation fuel) with a lead content of no more than 0.013 g/l and an octane rating of up to 95 - 200 AZN per metric ton (previously $250); motor gasoline (except aviation fuel) with a lead content of no more than 0.013 g/l and octane rating of 98 and more - 120 AZN per metric ton (earlier $250); middle distillates for specific refining processes - 80 AZN per metric ton (earlier $100).

Moreover, under the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, the excise rate on the aviation fuel will be 1 AZN per one metric ton; special gasoline types, white spirit - 1 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $1); natural gas - 1 AZN per one metric ton; lubricants - 1 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $1); petroleum jelly - 10 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $10); gasoil - 80 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $100); petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other products from refining of oil and petroleum products, as well as those produced from bituminous minerals - 24 AZN per one metric ton (earlier $30); liquid fuel - 1 AZN per one metric ton, other petroleum products - 50 AZN per one metric ton.

Commodity item

Products

Excise rates

1

2

3

2203 00

Malt beer

1 AZN per liter

2204 (excluding 2204 10 110 0 и 2204 30 100 0)

Natural wines, including fortified wines; grape must

2 AZN per liter

2204 10 110 0

Champagne wine

2.5 AZN per liter

2205

Vermouth

2 AZN per liter

2207 10 000 0

Denatured alcohol

2 AZN per liter

2208 30

Whiskey

6 AZN per liter

2208 40

Rum

6 AZN per liter

2208 50

Gin

6 AZN per liter

2208 60

Vodka

6 AZN per liter

2208 70

Liqueurs

6 AZN per liter

2208 90 110 0 -
2208 90 780 0

Other alcoholic beverages

6 AZN per liter

2402 10 000 0

Cigars

10 AZN per 1,000 pieces

2402 20

Cigarettes

4 AZN per 1,000 pieces

2402 90 000 0

Cigarillos

4 AZN per 1000 pieces

2710 12 210 0

Special gasolines; white spirit

1 AZN per metric ton

2710 12 310 0

Aviation fuel

1 AZN per metric ton

2710 12 410 0

Motor gasoline, (except aviation fuel) with a lead content of no more than 0.013 g / l and an octane rating of up to 95

200 AZN per metric ton

2710 12 450 0

Motor gasoline (except aviation fuel) with a lead content of no more than 0.013 g/l and octane rating of 95 and more, but less than 98

80 AZN per metric ton

2710 12 490 0

Motor gasoline (except aviation fuel) with a lead content of no more than 0.013 g/l and octane rating of 98 and more

120 AZN per metric ton

2710 12 700 0

Jet fuel

1 AZN per metric ton

2710 19 110 0

middle distillates for specific refining processes

80 AZN per metric ton

2710 19 310 0 -

2710 19 480 0

Gasoil

80 AZN per metric ton

2710 19 510 0 -

2710 19 680 0

Liquid fuel

1 AZN per metric ton

2710 19 710 0

Lubricants

1 AZN per metric ton

2710 20 900 0

Other petroleum products

50 AZN per metric ton

2712 10

Petroleum jelly

10 AZN per metric ton

2713

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues from processing petroleum and petroleum products, including those produced from bituminous minerals

24 AZN per metric ton

The official exchange rate is 0.7844 AZN/USD.

Edited by SI

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