Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Motor Spirits) Amendment Order 2018

2018/136

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Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Motor Spirits) Amendment Order 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of August 2018

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 79A of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (Motor Spirits) Amendment Order 2018.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 30 September 2018.

3 Principal order

This order amends the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (the Table) as defined in section 76A of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.

4 Rates of excise duty and excise-equivalent duty on motor spirits amended

In the Table, fourth column, replace “59.524¢ plus 8¢ per g of Pb” with “63.024¢ plus 8¢ per g of Pb” in each place.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 30 September 2018, amends the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table (the Table). As at the date on which this order is made, the Table is made under the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (the 1996 Act). However, it is anticipated that a commencement order under the Customs and Excise Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) will bring relevant provisions of the 2018 Act into force on 1 October 2018. To facilitate this, an order will be made under clause 16(1) of Schedule 3 of the 2018 Act that sets out the Table as in force immediately before 1 October 2018, and on and from the date the Table will be made under the 2018 Act.

The effect of this order is to increase the excise and excise-equivalent duties on motor spirits by 3.5 cents per litre on and from 30 September 2018.

This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 31 December 2019, unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(b) of that Act.

Regulatory impact assessment

The Ministry of Transport produced a regulatory impact assessment on 14 June 2018 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 August 2018.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Customs Service.