License in India

LEGAL METROLOGY DEALER

What is Legal Metrology Dealer License?

The term “dealer” is defined under Section 2(b) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009. It states that any person dealing directly or otherwise in the business of buying, selling, supplying or distributing of weight or measure for cash / commission / remuneration / deferred payments with a commission agent / importer / a manufacturer who sells, supplies, distributes, or otherwise delivers any weight or measure items manufactured by him to any person other than a dealer.

As per Legal Metrology Laws, every person involved in the trading of weight and measure items shall apply for a dealer license. Also, it is mandatory to obtain both licenses for a manufacturer / importer willing to act as a dealer for a commodity i.e. dealer license and manufacturer / importer license.

Every state has its own timeline of approval of license and application fee structure. Each license is valid from a maximum of one year to a maximum of five years. 

In case a dealer wants to trade or market his/her product in more than one state, it is the duty of the dealer to obtain a separate dealer license from each state.

Why this License is Required?

Registration of a company as a manufacturer, importer, or packer of weighing and measuring instruments and devices needs to be done under Legal Metrology. Government Authorities have devised a systematic procedure for the registration of a respective company under Legal Metrology.

Who can get a Legal Metrology Dealer License?

Manufacture Company

Repairer

Dealer

Importer & Packager

Document Required for Legal Metrology Dealer License

Document Checklist for Legal Metrology Dealer Licence - Maharashtra

Role of Shamkris and Process of Legal Metrology Dealer License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

License issued

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the Legal Metrology Dealer License?

FAQ

Legal Metrology has defined specific licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. These procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing, and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment.

Legal metrology provides regulations for the control of measurements and measuring instruments. Legal metrology also provides protection of public safety, the environment, consumers, traders and is critical to fair trade.
The Controller, Weights & Measures is the competent Authority to grant Licence for Manufacturer/ Dealer/ Repairer in Weights & Measures. Registration as Packer/Manufacturer/Importer of packaged commodities is also done by the controller.

Legal Metrology has defined particular licenses and application procedures related to weighing and measuring instruments and devices. For Legal Metrology Certification, these procedures may include manufacturing, import, marketing, and repair of measuring instruments and related equipment.