Since July, vodka and beer will be cheaper, but not wine. Why?
According to the government’s plan, the excise tax on both weak and strong alcohol would fall by 25% from July 1, but this will not affect wine, because it does not affect cross-border trade.
According to the spokesman for the Ministry of Finance, Siyri Suutre, the main goal of reducing the alcohol excise is to curb border trade, but wine does not form a part of it.
“First of all, people buy beer and spirits at the border – the government returned the purchases of these purchases to Estonia and supported a 25% reduction in the excise tax on these commodity groups. “She explained.
Finance Minister Martin Helme expressed his hope last week that the reduction in excise duty from July 1 will immediately affect consumers.