Removal of the Moratorium on Alcoholic Drinks Production

September 20, 2021

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Trade is informing the general public that, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved for the removal of the moratorium on Alcoholic Drinks Production as per the Alcoholic Drinks Act, 2019 (Act 13 of 2019).

This review goes in line with the Government’s regular activity to assess and where necessary review the currently applicable policies and legislative frameworks.

The removal is expected to be effective as at 1st October 2021.

It is to be noted that the manufacturing of alcohol continues to be regulated by the provisions of the Excise Tax Act, in order to ensure that set standards are adhered to and applicable tax liabilities are paid accordingly.

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