Excise Act, 2001 (S.C. 2002, c. 22)

Assented to 2002-06-13

Non-dutiable Uses and Removals of Alcohol

Marginal note:Approved formulations

 The Minister may impose any conditions or restrictions that the Minister considers necessary in respect of the making, importation, packaging, use or sale of, or other dealing with, an approved formulation.

Marginal note:Non-dutiable uses — approved formulations

 Duty is relieved on bulk alcohol and non-duty-paid packaged alcohol used by a licensed user in an approved formulation.

Marginal note:Duty not payable — bulk alcohol
  •  (1) Duty is not payable on bulk alcohol

    • (a) taken for analysis by an alcohol licensee or a licensed user in a manner approved by the Minister;

    • (b) destroyed by an alcohol licensee or a licensed user in a manner approved by the Minister; or

    • (c) used by a licensed user in a process in which the absolute ethyl alcohol is destroyed to the extent approved by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Duty not payable — packaged alcohol

    (2) Duty is not payable on non-duty-paid packaged alcohol

    • (a) taken for analysis by an excise warehouse licensee or a licensed user in a manner approved by the Minister;

    • (b) destroyed by an excise warehouse licensee or a licensed user in a manner approved by the Minister; or

    • (c) used by a licensed user in a process in which the absolute ethyl alcohol is destroyed to the extent approved by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:No duty payable — alcohol taken for analysis or destroyed

    (3) Duty is not payable on bulk alcohol or non-duty-paid packaged alcohol that is taken for analysis or destroyed by the Minister.

Marginal note:Duty not payable — vinegar
  •  (1) Duty is not payable on alcohol that is used by a licensed user to produce vinegar if not less than 0.5 kg of acetic acid is produced from every litre of absolute ethyl alcohol used.

  • Marginal note:Deemed taken for use if deficiency

    (2) If a licensed user uses alcohol to produce vinegar and less than 0.5 kg of acetic acid is produced from every litre of absolute ethyl alcohol used, the licensed user is deemed to have taken for use, at the time the vinegar is produced, the number of litres of that alcohol that is equivalent to the number determined by the formula

    A - (2 × B)

    where

    A 
    is the number of litres of absolute ethyl alcohol used, and
    B 
    is the number of kilograms of acetic acid produced.
Marginal note:Duty not payable — packaged alcohol
  •  (1) Duty is not payable on non-duty-paid packaged alcohol, other than alcohol contained in a marked special container, that is removed from an excise warehouse

    • (a) for delivery

      • (i) to an accredited representative for their personal or official use,

      • (ii) to a duty free shop for sale in accordance with the Customs Act,

      • (iii) to a registered user for use in accordance with their registration, or

      • (iv) as ships’ stores in accordance with the Ships’ Stores Regulations; or

    • (b) for export by the excise warehouse licensee in accordance with this Act.

  • Marginal note:Duty not payable — special container of spirits

    (2) Duty is not payable on spirits contained in a marked special container that is removed from an excise warehouse

    • (a) for delivery to a registered user for use in accordance with their registration, if the container is marked for delivery to and use by a registered user; or

    • (b) for export by the excise warehouse licensee in accordance with this Act, if the container was imported.

  • Marginal note:Duty not payable — special container of wine

    (3) Duty is not payable on wine imported in a marked special container that is removed from an excise warehouse for export by the excise warehouse licensee in accordance with this Act.

Determining Volume of Alcohol

Marginal note:Volume of alcohol
  •  (1) The volume and absolute ethyl alcohol content of alcohol shall be determined in a manner specified by the Minister using approved instruments.

  • Marginal note:Approval of instrument

    (2) The Minister may examine and approve an instrument or a class, type or design of instruments for the measurement of the volume and absolute ethyl alcohol content of alcohol.

  • Marginal note:Re-examination

    (3) The Minister may direct in writing that any instrument previously examined and approved, or of a class, type or design previously examined and approved, by the Minister be submitted to the Minister for re-examination and, if the Minister so directs, the person who has the custody and control of the instrument shall immediately submit it to the Minister for re-examination.

  • Marginal note:Revocation of approval

    (4) After re-examining an instrument, the Minister may, in writing, revoke the Minister’s approval of that instrument or instruments of the same class, type or design as that instrument.

  • Marginal note:Indicating instrument is approved

    (5) Every approved instrument the approval of which has not been revoked shall indicate the approval in a manner acceptable to the Minister.

Excise Warehouses

Marginal note:Restriction — entering into warehouse

 No person shall enter non-duty-paid packaged alcohol into an excise warehouse except in accordance with this Act.

Marginal note:Import by warehouse licensee
  •  (1) If imported packaged alcohol is, without the payment of duty, released under the Customs Act to the excise warehouse licensee who imported it, the licensee shall immediately enter it into the excise warehouse of the licensee.

  • Marginal note:Import by licensed user

    (2) If imported packaged alcohol is, without the payment of duty, released under the Customs Act to the licensed user who imported it, the licensed user shall immediately enter it into the specified premises of the licensed user.

Marginal note:Restriction on removal
  •  (1) No person shall remove non-duty-paid packaged alcohol from an excise warehouse.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subject to the regulations, a person may remove from an excise warehouse

    • (a) non-duty-paid packaged alcohol, other than alcohol in a marked special container, for

      • (i) entry into the duty-paid market,

      • (ii) delivery to another excise warehouse,

      • (iii) delivery to an accredited representative for their personal or official use,

      • (iv) delivery as ships’ stores, in accordance with the Ships’ Stores Regulations,

      • (v) delivery to a duty free shop for sale in accordance with the Customs Act to persons who are about to leave Canada,

      • (vi) delivery to a licensed user,

      • (vii) delivery to a registered user for use in accordance with their registration, or

      • (viii) export;

    • (b) a non-duty-paid marked special container of wine for

      • (i) delivery to another excise warehouse, or

      • (ii) entry into the duty-paid market for delivery to a bottle-your-own premises;

    • (c) a non-duty-paid marked special container of spirits for

      • (i) delivery to another excise warehouse,

      • (ii) if the container is marked for delivery to and use by a registered user, delivery to a registered user for use in accordance with their registration, or

      • (iii) if the container is marked for delivery to and use at a bottle-your-own premises, entry into the duty-paid market for delivery to a bottle-your-own premises; or

    • (d) an imported non-duty-paid marked special container of alcohol, for export.

Marginal note:Return of duty-paid alcohol

 If packaged alcohol that has been removed from an excise warehouse for entry into the duty-paid market is returned to that warehouse under prescribed conditions, the alcohol may be entered into the warehouse as non-duty-paid packaged alcohol.

Marginal note:Return of non-duty-paid alcohol

 If non-duty-paid packaged alcohol that has been removed from an excise warehouse in accordance with section 147 is returned to an excise warehouse under prescribed conditions, the alcohol may be entered into the warehouse as non-duty-paid packaged alcohol.

Marginal note:Supplying packaged alcohol to retail store
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and 155(1), an excise warehouse licensee shall not, during a calendar year, supply from a particular premises specified in the excise warehouse licence of the licensee to a retail store more than 30% of the total volume of packaged alcohol supplied from those premises to all retail stores during the year.

  • Marginal note:Exception for certain retail stores

    (2) An excise warehouse licensee who is an alcohol licensee may supply from the particular premises to a retail store of the licensee more than 30% of that total volume if

    • (a) the store is located at a place at which the licensee produces or packages alcohol; and

    • (b) not less than 90% of the volume of packaged alcohol supplied to the store from the particular premises in the year consists of alcohol that was packaged by, or, if the licensee was responsible for the alcohol immediately before it was packaged, on behalf of, the licensee.

Marginal note:Exception for remote stores
  •  (1) On application in the prescribed form and manner by an excise warehouse licensee who is a liquor authority or a non-retailer of alcohol, the Minister may authorize the licensee to supply during a calendar year from a particular premises specified in their excise warehouse licence to a retail store more than 30% of the total volume of packaged alcohol to be supplied from the premises to all retail stores during the year if the Minister is satisfied that the delivery of packaged alcohol by railway, truck or water vessel to the store is not possible for five consecutive months in every year.

  • Marginal note:Revocation

    (2) The Minister may revoke an authorization under subsection (1) if

    • (a) the licensee makes a written request to the Minister to revoke the authorization;

    • (b) the licensee fails to comply with any condition imposed in respect of the authorization or any provision of this Act;

    • (c) the Minister is no longer satisfied that the requirements of subsection (1) are met; or

    • (d) the Minister considers that the authorization is no longer required.

  • Marginal note:Notice of revocation

    (3) If the Minister revokes an authorization of a licensee, the Minister shall notify the licensee in writing of the revocation and its effective date.

 
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