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Legal Metrology Import License
(Weights & Measures)

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LEGAL METROLOGY-WEIGHTS & MEASURES - Importer License - Weights & Measures

Are you Run-Ready for import?

Metrology refers to the science of measurement. It refers to the units and methodologies of weighing and measurement, governed by laws and regulations. Legal metrology provides regulations for the control of measurements and measuring instruments.


The Legal Metrology Act, 2009

The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 (“LM Act”) establishes uniform weights and measures and regulates trade and commerce in weights, measures and other goods which are sold or distributed by weight, measure or number. As per Section 19 of the LM Act, it is mandatory for any person importing any weight or measure to be registered with the Director of Legal Metrology, New Delhi.


The Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011

As per Rule 15 of Legal Metrology (General Rules), 2011, the importers of weights and measures shall apply for import license as per Schedule X of these Rules to the Director, Legal Metrology through the Controller of the State. Every application received by the Controller shall be forwarded to the Director with a report as to the antecedents and technical capabilities of the applicant.


Any person who is a manufacturer, dealer, repairer, or importer dealing in any kind of weight or measure in the Indian market needs a license to sell such product in the market.

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Leveraging its profound industry expertise and up-to-date domain knowledge, Mind Sync has successfully delivered numerous legal metrology services to businesses, guaranteeing adherence to regulations and meticulous precision. Mind Sync caters to businesses across the complete spectrum of Legal Metrology, encompassing registrations, licensing, model approvals, stamping, verification, and ensuring product Label compliances.

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30 days before the date on which the import is proposed to be made.

Valid for a period of 5 years from the date of registration.

During the custom clearance procedure, importers may encounter a situation where the custom authorities demand for Weights and Measures Import license along with the Model Approval copy of the imported weight or measurement. This situation often creates anxiety for the importers as they have to incur heavy demurrage charges at the port until custom clearance. Here is where, Mind Sync will play a role for you.

Central Government- Director- Legal Metrology
Respective State Government- Controller- Legal Metrology

Do you have any queries?

This information is in summary form and is therefore intended for general guidance only. It is not intended to be a substitute for detailed research or the exercise of professional judgment. Mind Sync does not accept any responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any information provided herein. On any specific matter, reference should be made to the appropriate advisor.



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