Slovenia Cuts Excises Taxes for Small Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers

By Branislav Pekic
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Slovenia Cuts Excises Taxes for Small Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers

The Slovenian government has significantly reduced excise duties for small producers of beer, wine, and spirits with the goal of boosting competition, as well as exports.

The taxes for the estimated 50 small and micro breweries in Slovenia have dropped by 50%, in an attempt to stem their migration to neighbouring Austria, due to high levies- a phenomenon that has been observed in recent years.

The new regulations also apply to small producers of brandy and wine, while Slovenes will no longer have to report brandy boilers, used for their own production, but will instead pay a flat-rate fee, based on the quantity produced.

In addition, small winemakers are now allowed to sell wine in other EU member countries, simply by presenting their winemaking or excise documents in paper or electronic form.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Branislav Pekic. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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