February 24, 2019

In 2017, the federal government increased the excise duty tax on alcohol products by 2 percent. The Liberal Budget also included an annual automatic rate increase every year thereafter, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

The federal government has announced the next excise duty rate change that will take effect April 1, 2019. The LDB has asked we share with members theĀ attached Federal Excise Duty Rate Change notice. The notice includes a list of the new excise rates effective April 1.

Download the full notice and rates listĀ here.

Information for wholesale customers

  • BC’s wholesale prices will be effective April 1, 2019 to reflect the excise duty increase
  • The new wholesale prices will be available March 8

Information for hospitality customers

  • On March 21, the retail price list for Period 1 will be released. This date has been postponed from March 18 to allow time for vendors to react to the excise duty increase.
  • The retail price list for Period 1 will come into effect on April 1

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