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The Legal Metrology Act establishes and enforces weight and measurement standards and regulations, as well as other issues related to them. Along with the rules pertaining to various subjects such as national standards, model approvals, and numeration, the major enactments regulating packaged goods have a wide impact because it mandates registration and further compliance for packers, dealers and specifically eCommerce businesses dealing with packaged goods.
The Act establishes guidelines for the packaging of goods in order to maintain fair trade practises and protect consumers' rights. It also specifies weight and measurement requirements for packed items. The Act also specifies what disclosures should be put on the box and how it should be done. The Department of Legal Metrology of each state, which is part of the Department of Consumer Affairs, is in charge of the Act.
The fundamental provisions apply to all packaged goods. Certain provisions, however, apply specifically to specific commodities. Chapter 2 of the Act, for example, applies to packaged items intended for retail sale. This chapter does not apply to commodities purchased directly from the manufacturer for institutional and industrial usage, such as a firm purchasing cookies in quantity to distribute among staff. Commodities weighing more than 25kgs or litres (50kgs for fertilisers and cement) are free from retail restrictions.
1. Manufacturer/Importer/Packer Details.
On packaged items, the name of the manufacturing, packaging, or importing entity, as well as the address, must be given. The names and addresses of both the manufacturing and packaging companies must be disclosed separately if they are different. Food products are exempt from this rule because they are covered under the Food Safety and Security Act.
Lastly, the Legal Metrology Act, which covers packaged goods, is complicated and covered by a large number of details. Businesses that deal with packaged goods will find it challenging to comply with the act. A legal metrology consultant like Vakilsearch, who has a lot of expertise and understanding, can assist you with compliance and provide guidance on the same.
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