Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity
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.
Build's Customers Trust
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.
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 incomplete in every respect then grant the registration certificate to the applicant within 10 days of receiving the application under imitation of controller of Legal Metrology.
Q. What is the Registration procedure?
Q. Who needs LMPC Registration?
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
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 25000 for the second or subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months