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IMPORTER REGISTRATION FOR WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENT ITEMS

According to Section 19 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, any person importing any weight or measure items should not import unless his/her business entity is registered with the Director of Legal Metrology. The application of registration is filed in schedule X under rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011, and obtained under Section 19 of the Act.

The importer has to ascertain label of the product should have mandatory declaration as per packaged commodity rules like country of origin, name and address of the manufacturer, address of the importer etc. 

The registration must be applied 30 days before the commencement of the import of goods. The validity of importer registration is for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years.

Whoever imports any weighing or measuring instruments to do business in the Indian market without being a registered importer under the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 shall be punished with a fine which may extend to Rs. 25,000 and for a subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term up to six months, or with fine, or with both.

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