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Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity

Introduction

If you are importing goods, especially pre-packaged commodities or in India, then you must take LMPC Registration Certificate before importing. It's specified under rule 27 of Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity rules of the Department of Consumer Affairs. The LMPC registration must be applied within three months from the date of import.

The mandatory declarations have to be made like country of origin, manufacturer name and address, importer address, month and year of manufacturing, month and year of import etc. The scope of declarations to be made on pre-packed commodities differs with each product.

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Documents Required
Services Covered

  • Application for LMPC License
  • Follow up with Department
  • Allotment of Certificate of LMPC
Who Should Buy

  • Any entity that does import of products from foreign.
How It's Done
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  • Expert Assigned
  • Preparation of documents
  • Filing with Department
Documents Required
  • Photographs, Identity and Address proof of the applicant/partners.
  • Proof of the Date of Birth of applicant/partners.
  • Ownership or tenancy document of the proposed premises.
  • Location map
  • Partnership deed, in case of partnership firms.
  • Model approval certificate, issued by the Director, Legal Metrology, Government of India, if required under Legal Metrology General Rules, 2011 with respect to the proposed weighing and measuring instrument.
  • No objection Certificate from pollution control Board, especially in Taj Trapezium Zone.
  • List of machinery and tools.
  • Affidavit to State that applicant would adhere to the Legal provisions and the directions issued by the Controller.
  • Affidavit to State that applicant had neither been punished by any Court nor is any criminal proceeding pending in any court.
  • Registration document of factory/shop/establishment/municipal trade license, as the case maybe
  • Copy of VAT/CST/GST Registration
  • Copy of PAN

LMPC License Importance and Benefits, explained in this short video!

Overview of legal metrology packaged commodities (LMPC) registration

The legal Metrology Act, 2009 is responsible for establishing and enforcing standards of weights and measures, regulating the trade and commerce in weights, measurements and other goods which are sold or distributed by the medium of weight, measure or numbers. This Act is applicable for whole of the country. The Registration under the Act may be called as Legal Metrology Registration or Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity (LMPC) License.


Any dealer of the commodities, measured by weight, measurement and number is required to get himself registered under the Legal Metrology Act. The business as specified under the law includes buying, selling, supplying or distributing the commodities by any such weight or measure, either in cash or for deferred payment or for commission, remuneration or other valuable consideration. The business may be conducted by a commission agent, an importer, a manufacturer and includes selling, supplying, distributing or otherwise delivery of any weight or measure.


The Act of legal Metrology applies on every pre-packaged commodity. The international units of measurement shall be followed which indicates the following base units:

(i) length - metre;

(ii) mass - kilogram;

(iii) time - second;

(iv) electric current - ampere;

(v) thermodynamic temperature - kelvin;

(vi) luminous intensity - candela; and

(vii) amount of substance - mole.


Prohibitions Under The Legal Metrology Act:


A person shall not manufacture, repair or sell, or offer for repair or sale, of any weight or measure unless he/she holds a valid LMPC Certificate as issued by the Authority. Provided that a manufacturer shall not require any Legal Metrology Licence to repair his own weight or measure in a State other than the State of manufacture of the same.


Legal Metrology Standards in India are defined and implemented by the government of India, Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public distribution. While the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, presented under central jurisdiction, has been established as a model Act. Each individual State in India has the right to implement the Act with or without adjustments. Moreover,  a couple of states have approved their own Act to manage the issues and matters identified with Legal metrology.

Legal Provisions

Section 19 Of The Act

No individual has the authority to import any weight or measure if he is not registered with the Concerned Authority and holds a valid LMPC Certification.


Section 38

If any individual indulges in the activity of importing any weight or measure without being registered under the Act, then a fine shall be imposed on such person, which may extend up to Rs 25000 for the second or subsequent offence, and with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months. 

Registration Procedure

  • Rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, defines the procedure for registration. The structure related to the fee payable is described in the Twelfth Schedule, and the format related to the application is described in the Tenth Schedule of the said Rules.
  • Standard weights and measures or parts thereof might be imported.
  • Producers or vendors will require enlistment as an importer from the Director of Legal Metrology, GOI.
  • The application ought to be submitted in the advised form, through the State Controller, to the Director of Legal Metrology, alongside the prescribed fee of Rs 100, in any event, one month before the import. The Controller will forward the application alongside a report on predecessors and technical capacities of the importer.
  • Registration remains valid for five years and is renewable as well.

Documents Required for LMPC Certification

List Of Documents That Manufacturer Need:

  • Photographs, Identity and Address proof of the applicant/partners.
  • Proof of the Date of Birth of applicant/partners.
  • Ownership or tenancy document of the proposed premises.
  • Location map
  • Partnership deed, in case of partnership firms.
  • Model approval certificate, issued by the Director, Legal Metrology, Government of India, if required under Legal Metrology General Rules, 2011 with respect to the proposed weighing and measuring instrument.
  • No objection Certificate from pollution control Board, especially in Taj Trapezium Zone.
  • List of machinery and tools.
  • Affidavit to State that applicant would adhere to the Legal provisions and the directions issued by the Controller.
  • Affidavit to State that applicant had neither been punished by any Court nor is any criminal proceeding pending in any court.
  • Registration document of factory/shop/establishment/municipal trade license, as the case maybe
  • Copy of VAT/CST/GST Registration
  • Copy of PAN


List Of Documents For Repairer In Weights And Measures:

  • Identity proof.
  • Two Passport size
  • Certificate of Registration of Industry
  • NOC from Competent Authority.
  • Document proof of Ownership / Lease Agreement of Premises.
  • Constitution in case of proprietorship/partnership firm. Registered document in case of Company register Certificate under Companies Act along with a copy of Article of Association and Memorandum of Association.
  • Employee Copies of Appointment Letters with photographs, Qualification and Experience  Certificate, if any;
  • Machinery, Tools and Accessories list with purchase bill.
  • Test weights purchase bill in case of new Verification Certificate.
  • GST Registration Certificate.
  • Professional Tax Registration Certificate
  • Valid Labour Licence.


List Of Documents For Dealer In Weights And Measures:

  • Identity & Residential Proof.
  • Two Passport size.
  • Letter of Consent from the Manufacturer who wishes to appoint  you  as a Dealer
  • Manufacturing Licence if you intend to import weights & measures from outside the State.
  • Model Approval Certificate of weights and measures to be dealt with.
  • Documentary proof of ownership / Lease agreement of Premises.
  • GST Registration / Professional Tax / Labour Licence

Important Guidelines for LMPC Certification

Here are some guidelines that traders have to follow for the registration during the import/export of goods. Guidelines cover measuring of weight under Section 47 of the Standing of Weights and Measures Act, 1976.

  • Application for the underlying registration shall be made along with a fee of Rs. 100/ - in the favour of "Pay and Accounts official" D/o Consumer Affairs, New Delhi.
  • General Rules under the LMPC Act defines the list of items for weight OR measure, and registration shall be done only for those items.
  • In case of incomplete application, the Controller of Legal Metrology shall return the same within seven days of receiving the application.
  • If the application is complete in every respect, then the Controller shall grant the LMPC certificate to the applicant within ten days of receiving the application.

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Benefits of Legal Metrology Act Registration

Measurement plays a crucial role in the trade practices. It is the demand of the effective trade to be transparent and create a balance between the traders and consumers.

Reduces Transaction Costs

Often revising poor measurement practices proves costly and time-consuming. They affect both the businesses and consumers. To Initiate legal action against a trader who breaks the measurement laws needs a lot of audacity. But when measurements are done accurately and correctly following all the norms of the Legal Metrology Act, it certainly reduces cost and time.

Supporting Trade

Legal Metrology Act is responsible for controlling any unlawful and unfair trade practices. The act ensures the measuring instruments are intact and in a working state to serve their intended purpose and meet international standards.

Collecting Government Revenue

Legal Metrology Act ensures full justice to both the government and business in the matter related to tax payment. The government collects its revenue through excise duties imposed on products produced, sold, imported and exported and via taxes levied on measurement. The proportion of mass items can be a massive segment of both export and national pay, especially in articles, for example, timber, rice, coffee, palm oil, coal, iron-mineral, gold, jewels and natural gas.

Reduces Technical Barriers To Trade

Legal Metrology Act reduces the burden of technical barriers and promotes confidence and clarity of measurement. Fewer amounts of barriers increase the morale of the nation and encourage them to participate in the global trading system which in result increases the national economic growth. With the help of Legal Metrology Act a trader can avoid useless barriers in the process of adoption, application of technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the Registration Procedure for LMPC Certifications?

Ans. According to Section 47 of Standing of Weights and Measures Act, 1976. Application for LMPC registration of exporter/importer of weight or measure is to be applied to the controller of Legal Metrology of State/UT in which the exporter/Importer is registered. Remember LMPC is a state wise affair. Each state has its own set of some rules for approval alongside request draft if Rs. 5,000/ - for "Pay and Accounts official" D/o Consumer Affairs, New Delhi.
General Rules define the list of items for weight OR measure and registration shall be done only of those items. If it is incomplete then give it back to the Controller of Legal Metrology within 7 days of receiving application, under intimation to the applicant. If the application is complete in every respect then grant the registration certificate to the applicant within 10 days of receiving the application under Limitation of controller of Legal Metrology.

Q. What is the Registration Procedure?

👉Rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, defines the procedure for registration. The structure related to fee payable is described in the Twelfth Schedule and the format related to application is described in the Tenth Schedule of the said Rules.
👉Standard weights and measures or parts thereof might be imported.
👉 Producers or vendors will require enlistment as an importer from the Director of Legal Metrology, GOI.
👉The application ought to be submitted in the advised form, through the State Controller, to the Director of Legal Metrology, alongside the prescribed fee of Rs 100 in any event one month before the import. The Controller will forward the application alongside a report on predecessors and technical capacities of the importer.
👉 Registration remains valid for 5 years and is renewable as well.

Q. Who needs LMPC Registration?

Ans. Under Legal Metrology Act 2009 registration is done in the following cases:

Case 1: Registration for importing/manufacturing/packing of packaged commodities.
Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology (Packed and Commodities) Rules, 2011, makes registration compulsory for every importer, manufacturer or packer of packaged commodities. The registration might be made with the Director of Legal Metrology of the Central government or the Controller of Legal metrology of the State where the importing in or pressing is finished. No matter where the registration is done, following conditions are valid for the entire country.

Case 2: Registration for importing weights and measures.
Legal Provisions. Section 19 Of The Act, No individual has the authority to import any weight or measure if he is not registered with the Director in such manner and on payment of fees, as prescribed.

Q. What is Section 38?

If any individual indulge in the activity of importing any weight or measure and that is too without being registered under the Act then a fine will be imposed on the person which may extend up to Rs 25,000 for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months