The Mauritius Cane Industry Act (MCIA) has been amended to provide for the introduction of an excise levy of RS 40 for each litre of absolute alcohol on imported potable alcohol made from cane products.
As from Wednesday 3rd January 2018, all importers of potable alcohol made from cane products will need to declare the amount of the excise levy payable through their Customs Declaration lodged on the Mauritius TradeNet System. Potable alcohol made from cane products include Agricultural and Island Rum, Gin, Vodka, Liqueurs, Eau de Vie, Spirits Cooler, and Admixed Spirits, amongst others. The excise levy which will be collected by MRA Customs will be imposed only on imports of potable alcohol made from cane products meant for local consumption.
A presentation made by MRA Customs on the procedures involved can be accessed by clicking here.
For more information, Members are requested to contact Mr. Gupta Ramnarain, Section Head, Excise Department, MRA Customs, Tel: 202-0500, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org