Uzbekistan raises duty on domestic alcohol
10th January, 2017 by Natalie Wang
Uzbekistan has raised excise duties for domestically produced alcoholic beverages, but will maintain excise duties for imported products, the Times of Central Asia has reported.
Wines made from Uzbekistan (photo credit: Dvantour)
Starting from 1 January, 2017, excise duty on “natural wine” has been adjusted and increased by 5% to 6,358 soums (about US$2), while for Cognac, it has been raised by 27% to 58,265 soums ($18.2).
Excise duty on vodka was up by 25% to 43,246 soums ($13.5); and on beer by 25% to 5,133 soums ($2) per one deciliter.
For imported wine, spirits and beer, excise duty will remain the same as 2016, which is $3 per deciliter for beer, $6 for wine, $7 for vodka and $14.5 for Cognac respectively.
Main grapes in the country include Kishmish, Muskat, Saperavi and Rkaciteli.