Starting from January 1, 2018 Uzbekistan has increased excise duty for alcoholic beverages. The new rates were set by the President's Forecasts of main macroeconomic figures and parameters of Uzbekistan's State Budget for 2018 Decree.
According to the document, from January 1, 2018, the excise duty for ethyl alcohol for 1 decalitre is set at 7844 soums (+ 25%) and for natural wines - 6994 soums (+ 10%).
The excise duty for other wines for 1 decaliter increased up to 12,000 soums (+ 20%), for cognac - 73,997 soums (+ 27%), vodka and other strong alcohol products - 67,571 soums (+ 25%), beer - 7699 soums (+ 20%).
For cognac with over 40% alcohol by volume, the excise duty is set at 121,928 soums per 1 decalitre (+ 27%), and for vodka and other alcoholic beverages with over 40% alcohol by volume - 111,339 soums per 1 decilitre (25 %).
The government has also increased the excise duty for tobacco products manufactured in Uzbekistan. The excise tax on cigarettes with filter and on cigarettes without filter increased from 37,432 soums to 84,222 soums per 1,000 units (2.2 times increase).
The duty on cigarettes from tobacco and its substitutes imported to Uzbekistan (HS code 2402-20) is set at $ 18.2 per 1,000 units.
Also, the excise tax on cigarettes from tobacco and its substitutes (HS code 2402 20 900 0) is kept at $ 90 per 1,000 units.
And the rate for cigars and cigars with cut ends, cigarillos containing tobacco, remained at $ 0.42 per 1 unit.