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Functions of the Department
Collect Excise Revenue
Supervision and Control of Licensed premises, and collection of revenue there from.
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Detect Excise Crimes
Acting as the law enforcement agency in respect of the Excise Ordinance.
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Detect Tobacco Crimes
Enforcement of the Tobacco Tax Act including supervision and control of Tobacco Manufactories.
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Detect Narcotic Crimes
Acting as a law enforcement agency in respect of the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
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Implementation Of Policies
The Department implements the policies on licences for the distillation, importation, manufacture, bottling, wholesaling and retailing of any product that may be used as an alcoholic beverage. Each type of licence is subjected to terms and conditions designed to safeguard against undeclared production and marketing of alcoholic beverages. The Government has been consistently keen on increasing excise taxes in order to increase the revenue and to confine alcohol industry in a regulatory framework.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:57
 

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