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What is Excise Duties

Excise duties consist of special taxes levied on specific kinds of goods, typically alcoholic beverages, tobacco and fuels. They may be imposed at any stage of production or distribution, and are usually assessed by reference to the weight, strength or quantity of the product.

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Term created / updated 2007-01-19 15:00:46

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