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Importer Registration For Weight & Measurement Items

For the import of weight & measurement item the Importer Registration Certificate is mandatory to have. Without certification, you are not allowed to do business in country boundaries. According to Section 19 of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, any person importing weight or measure items should registered with the Director of Legal Metrology. In the above-stated line, the word “any person” is very important since it leaves no scope for any person to import the weight or measures without valid importer registration certificate.

It means whether the person is importing for commercial use, personal use, reselling, or industrial consumption, everyone is squarely covered under the compliance of Section 19.

What Is Importer Registration Certificate For Weight & Measurement?

Importer Registration license is a mandatory document that is needed for any individual, firm, Hindu undivided family, society, company or corporation. It is necessary for a business who which is willing to import the commodity for sale, distribution or delivery. The certificate of import registration is issued by the controller of legal metrology in the state where the importer is registered.

How Importer Registration Certificate Different From The Import-Export Code (IEC)?

The import and export codes are mandatory registrations under the Foreign Trade Regulation Act. Without this registration, you cannot register on the export-import portal of the DGFT and customs authorities. It is the most essential thing for starting the export – imports. In addition to IEC, export-imports of different products attract different compliances under the other legislations which generally the customs authorities called “Allied Acts”, compliances of which are checked with the main act of Customs Act, 1962.

Accordingly, while customs clearance many kinds of compliances, licenses, approvals, NOCs & registrations are prescribed in addition to getting import-export code. Likewise, the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 has mandated the registration of importers of weight and measurements in addition to their IEC code.

How To Obtain an Importer Registration Certificate?

To get the Importer registration certificate you must apply along with the following documents:-

  • Copy of the Importer’s GST Certificate
  • Copy of the Importer’s IEC Code
  • NOC from the Foreign Supplier of Weight or Measures
  • Letter of Undertaking by the Applicant
  • Details of the Items to be Imported
  • Dealer’s License from the Local State Legal Metrology Department

What information does the Importer Registration Certificate Contain?

When the application is approved and the certificate is granted the following information must be mentioned on the license:-

  • The name and address of the importer
  • The date of issue of the certificate
  • The validity period of the certificate
  • The list of weight and measurement items that the importer is registered to import

Procedure To Get a Weights & Measurement Importer Registration Certificate

The procedure of Importer Registration Certificate is prescribed under Rule 15 of the Legal Metrology (General) Rules, 2011. The application process for the Importer Registration certificate for Weight & measurement contains documentation & application form fill-up. If you find the process difficult just click the button and connect with the experts of legal metrology consultancy:-

  • Prepare the necessary documents that are mandatory to have for the filling and application.
  • Apply to the official website or local department of LM. Of you just connect with the experts.
  • Inspection & verification is done by the Legal metrology officer who will check the product & approve the license.
  • Apply 30 days before the commencement of the import of goods.
  • Once the department is satisfied they will issue the license.

What Is The Validity Of Import Registration For Weight & Measurement?

The license of the importer is valid for 5 years and renewed upon the application. The purpose of the license is to ensure that the imported goods of weight and measures are passed the standards set by the Legal Metrology Act, of 2009. The certificate of the import registration helps to counterfeit or substandard weight and measurement items.

Cancellation of Registration of Importer

The registration or renewal of the Importer Registration Certificate of a person as an importer may be suspended or revoked before the expiry of the period of validity thereof if the Director is satisfied after an inquiry, and after giving to the person concerned one month’s notice of being heard, that any statement made by such person in the application for registration or renewal of registration was false or incorrect in material particulars or that such person has contravened any provision the Act or rules made there under or any term or condition of such registration.

From Where You Can Apply For an Importer Registration Certificate?

If you are willing to apply for this certificate then you can apply it with the help of expert guidance from Legal Metrology India Consultant. They will help you in filing the registration certificate on your behalf. You can apply for the LMPC Certificate, Model Approval, and other registration services.

Problems in Custom Clearance if you don’t obtain weight & measurements certificate

At the time of Customs Clearance, the custom appraiser or examiner may ask you to submit a copy of the weight and measurement certificate along with a copy of the model approval of the weight or measurement item which you have imported. Such a situation generally becomes the most panic event for any importer.

Moreover, the procedure of getting the importer registration is not completely online and it does involve the intervention of both the State and Central Government which makes the process difficult and lengthy for any person. Further, the process of model approval does also take 45-60 days, which again becomes an impractical situation for any importer especially when the goods are lying on the port because in such a situation till the time importer does not get the registrations done the detention demurrages keep on charging on the importer.