A Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities (hereinafter referred to as “LMPC”) certificate is a registration required by every person who imports pre-packaged commodities either to distribute or sell. Additionally, he must apply for registration under the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011. Legal Metrology India issues LMPC certificates to importers who import packaged goods into India
LMPC certificate is the most important step to be complied with when it comes to legal metrology in India. Every manufacturer, packer, or importer must get themselves registered as per the provisions stated in the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 to prevent any future penalties and punishments stated in the Act. Our team at ELT Corporate provides expeditious services and assistance to obtain LMPC all over India.
LMPC is packaging law in India, meant to regulate the packaging requirements of the pre-packaged commodity sale or distribution in India. The food items, pharmaceuticals items or any other items may have specialized requirements in their governing act say pharmaceutical products have to follow additional requirements given under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940.
There are two kinds of LMPC Certificates:-
1. Importer’s Registration Certificate
2. Packers’s / Manufacturer Registration Certificate
Every Packer of the pre-packaged commodities / manufacturer of the pre-packaged commodities has to mandatorily register himself before commencement of the packaging or manufacturing of the pre-packaged commodities, as the case may be.
Any certificate of approval or registration under the provisions of legal metrology Act, 2009 is called a legal metrology certificate. LMPC Certificate is one kind of legal metrology certificate. Any certificate of registration granted under the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodity (LMPC) Rules,2011 is commonly called as LMPC Certificate. Alternatively people also call it a Legal Metrology Certificate or LMPC License or LMPC Registration Certificate etc.
Every Importer of Pre-Package Commodities has to mandatorily undergo Importer Registration under Rule 27 of LMPC Rules.
Every importer has to mandatorily register himself within 90days of the commencement of the import of the pre-packaged commodities.
No, it won’t be correct to say that the entire process of LMPC registration is online! Some state government’s provide facility of LMPC registration online, however the grant of LMPC is not completely online and is a mix-up of online and off-line, as inspections
Every Packer of the pre-packaged commodities / manufacturer of the pre-packaged commodities has to mandatorily register himself as Packers’s / Manufacturer of the pre-package commodity under Rule
The state legal metrology or central legal metrology or both can impose a penalty on each director of the company along with a separate penalty on the company being an artificial person. The amount of penalty varies from Rs.5,000 to Rs.50,000 on each director
Getting registration under LMPC Rules, if applicable to your business, is mandatory in nature. Irrespective of whether you are registered under the LMPC rules or not. Therefore it won’t be appropriate to say that after obtaining any kind of registration under LMPC rules cast any additional burden of making compliances.