LEGAL METROLOGY FOR IMPORTER

What is Legal Metrology for Importer?

According to Section 19 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, any person importing any weight or measure items should not import unless his/her business entity is registered with the Director of Legal Metrology. The application of registration is filed in schedule X under rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, and obtained under Section 19 of the Act.

The importer has to ascertain label of the product should have mandatory declaration as per packaged commodity rules like country of origin, name and address of the manufacturer, address of the importer etc. 

The registration must be applied 30 days before the commencement of the import of goods. The validity of importer registration is for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.

Whoever imports any weighing or measuring instruments to do business in the Indian market without being a registered importer under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 shall be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs. 25,000 and for a subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term up to six months, or with fine, or with both.

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 for Importer?

Manufacture Company

Repairer

Dealer

Importer & Packager

Document Required for Legal Metrology for Importer

Role of Shamkris and Process of Legal Metrology for Importer

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 for Importer?

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.