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Legal Metrology Import Registration (LMPC Rules, 2011)

For Packaged Commodities imported under Rule 27

LEGAL METROLOGY-PACKAGED COMMODITIES - Importer Registration Central / State

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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 Directorate of Legal Metrology is established under the purview of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. It is responsible for overseeing and regulating the manufacturing and import of weighing and measuring instruments and devices. Additionally, it regulates trade and commerce for goods sold by weight, measure, or number, along with related matters.
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.

The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 (LMPC Rules)

The Packaged Commodities (PC) Rules governs the packing and labelling of commodities. Chapter II of the PC Rules contains provision applicable to packages intended to be sold for retail sale. Retail sale means the sale, distribution or delivery of such commodity through retail sales shops, agencies or other instrumentalities for consumption by an individual or a group of individuals or any other consumer.



Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 mandates for registration of manufacturers, packers, brand owners and importers of pre-packaged commodities.

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Section 2(l) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, defines a “pre-packaged commodity” as follows: “Pre-Packaged commodity” means a commodity which without the purchaser being present is placed in a package of whatever nature, whether sealed or not, so that the product contained therein has a pre-determined quality.
You have the option to register with your jurisdictional State – Controller of Legal Metrology or with Director – Legal Metrology, New Delhi. If you have manufacturing, packing and importing facilities in more than one State then it is advisable to register with Director – Legal Metrology, New Delhi.
Within 90 days from the date on which the manufacturer, packer, and importer commence such pre- packing.
Perpetual i.e., life time validity.
Central Government- Director- Legal Metrology
State Government- Controller- Legal Metrology

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