As announced last week, the federal government has announced the excise duty rate changes that will take effect on April 1, 2018. To allow time for vendors and suppliers to react to these changes, the LDB will be extending the price change deadline for Period 1, which is effective April 1, 2018.
Information for vendors and suppliers:
The price change deadline for Period 1 will be reopened and extended to end-of-day on February 26, 2018. The LDB’s pricing calculators have been updated and are available for use.
Information for wholesale customers:
B.C.’s wholesale prices will be effective on April 1, 2018 to reflect the excise duty increase. The new wholesale price list will be available on March 9, 2018.
Information for hospitality customers:
On March 22, the retail price list for Period 1 will be released. This date has been postponed (from March 16, 2018) to allow time for vendors to react to the excise duty increase. The retail price list for Period 1 will still come into effect on April 1, 2018.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.