License in India

LMPC IMPORTER

What is LMPC Importer License?

Any importer that imports any pre-packed commodities commodity to distribute or sell, then needs to apply for the packer/manufacturer registration under rule27 of the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011.

The registration must be applied within 90 days from the date when the import has been commenced.

Compliance with packaging commodity rules has to be done before the goods are imported into India. Under these rules, the importer has to ensure that certain mandatory declarations are made on the pre-packed commodities.

Under the packaged commodity rules, a certain mandatory declaration like country of origin, manufacturer name and address, importer address, month and year of manufacturing, month and year of import, etc. has to be made. The scope of declarations to be made on pre-packed commodities varies from product to product; say declarations to be made on food products will be different from non-food items.

Importers of pre-packed commodities should obtain the LMPC Certificate before making any import, as it happens most often that custom authorities tends to stop the clearance of goods for want of LMPC certificate, this creates panic situation for importer.

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 LMPC Importer License?

Manufacture Company

Food Importer

Cosmetic Importer

Importer & Packager

Document Required for LMPC Importer License

Role of Shamkris and Process of LMPC Importer 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 LMPC Importer 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.