Legal Metrology Act
Packaged Commodities Rules

Registration for importing/manufacturing/packing of packaged commodities

Every importer, manufacturer or packer of packaged commodities will require registration under Rule 27 of the LM (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. The registration may be made with the Director of Legal Metrology of the GOI (in case of Union Territories)or the Controller of Legal Metrology (in cases of States)where the importing or packing is made.
Wherever the registration is made, it is valid for the entire country for
  • All the premises of import or packing mentioned in the Registration Certificate
  • For the items mentioned in the Registration Certificate.
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Registration for import of weights and measures

For import of any Weight or Measure, Registration with the Director of Legal Metrology, GOI, is required. The details of procedure for such registration is given under Rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011

Legal Requirements Section
No person shall import any weight or measure unless he is registered with the Director in such manner and on payment of such fees, as may be prescribed. 19 read with penal section 38
It is prohibited to import any non-standard weight or measure (non-metric or not in accordance with Indian standards), singly or or as a part or component. 20 read with penal section of 39

Offenses under Section 38 and 39 may be compounded by the Director of Legal Metrology only.

Procedure for Registration

    The application should be submitted in prescribed form, through the State Controller, to the Director of Legal Metrology, along with the prescribed fee (Rs. 100.00) at least one month before the import. The Controller will forward the application along with a report on antecedents and technical capabilities of the importer.
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  • The registration will remain effective for 5 years and is renewable.
  • The importer is entitled to carry on importing, until the registration is refused after a show cause notice is issued and the reply thereto is disposed.