If you’re a seller or distributor of packed goods, manufacturer or importer, it’s important to know the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. Legal Metrology under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs may be a mandatory registration for several businesses. The Legal Metrology Act in India minimizes ill effects of weight & measurement errors and brings transparency and accountability. The act specifies weighing and measuring standards, instruments, units & mandatory requirements with an objective to make sure accuracy and security of weights and measurements. Implemented with effect from 1st April 2011, the Legal Metrology Act was enacted with the objectives to determine and enforce standards of weights and measures, regulate trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Legal Metrology registration are often applied in 3 capacities:

Manufacturer
Importer
Packer

For products which pertains to weight & measurement like weighing balance fall into category of weight & measurement, got to take 5 stage registration from LM department

Model Approval
Packaged Commodity Registration
Import License
Dealership License
Stamping of products

Implementation and Jurisdiction

The Government of India, Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public distribution are liable for defining and implementing Legal Metrology Standards in India.
The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 was introduced under central jurisdiction as a model act, each state in India features a will to adopt the act with or without modifications. Some states in India have modified the act to manage the problems and matters associated with legal metrology.

Registration Process

Model Approval
PACKAGED COMMODITY REGISTRATION
IMPORT LICENCE
DEALERSHIP LICENCE
STAMP OF PRODUCTS

Why Does Your Business Need Legal Metrology?

The Legal Metrology Act defines certain standards and regulations on selling and distribution of grocery . This act also covers import and export goods. To conduct your business operations in an efficient & smooth manner and to determine consumer or buyer right protection, you would like to suits the Act.

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