Changing in Liquor License Fees under the Excise Law
The Cabinet has approved a draft Ministerial Regulation intended to pave the way for small scale local liquor producers to produce local liquors.
The essence of this draft Ministerial Regulation is determining the fee rate of permission to produce non-commercial liquor and permission to produce commercial liquor according to the Ministerial Regulation of Liquor Production B.E. 2565 (2022) which are as follows:
- The license fee to produce a non-commercial fermented liquor is 360 baht.
- The license fee to produce a non-commercial distilled beverage is 1,500 baht.
- For a small-sized liquor industrial factory that has combined machines lower than 5 horsepower or has less than 7 workers or both, the license fee is 1,800 baht.
- Under this draft Ministerial Regulation, the definition of medium-sized liquor industrial factory has been added which is specified that using from 7 but less than 50 workers or having combined machines from 5 but less than 50 horsepower or both. The license fee for this category but not including beer production is 3,600 baht.
- For rice whisky that is produced from a small sized liquor industrial factory and has combined machines from 5 but less than 50 horsepower or has workers from 7 but less than 50 or both, the license fee is 15,000 baht.
The government hopes that these changes will help the production of traditional liquors produced by small and medium producers.