Any importer that imports any pre-packed commodities commodity to distribute or sell, then he needs to apply for the packer / manufacturer registration under rule 27 of the Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules, 2011.
The registration must be applied within 90 days from the date when the import has been commenced.
The compliance of packaging commodity rules has to be done before the goods are imported in India. Under these rules, importer has to ensure that certain mandatory declarations are made on the pre-packed commodities.
Under the packaged commodity rules, certain mandatory declaration like country of origin, manufacturer name and address, importer address, month and year of manufacturing, month and year of import etc. has to be made. The scope of declarations to be made on pre-packed commodity varies from product to product; say declarations to be made on food products will be different from the non-food items.
Importers of pre-packed commodities should obtain the LMPC Certificate before making any import, as it happens most often that custom authorities tends to stop the clearance of goods for want of LMPC certificate, this creates panic situation for importer.
REQUIREMENT OF LMPC REGISTRATION BY INDIA CUSTOMS TO CLEAR PACKAGED COMMODITIES IN/TO INDIA- UNDER THE METROLOGY PROVISIONS
All pre-packaged commodities imported into India shall confirm to the requirements of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.
Under the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, the importer of pre-packaged commodity should be registered under Rule 27. The registration will be done by the Director or controller of Legal Metrology of the State and the registration Fees is INR 500 only however the other incidental expenses are additional.
Wherever the requirements of labeling are given in FSSA (Food Safety & standards Act 2006) in respect of food items, the labeling requirements under FSSA shall prevail over labeling requirements of Legal Metrology. Important sections of legal metrology Act 2009. Every unit of weight or measure shall be in accordance with the metric system based on the international system of units.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS FOR REPAIRER IN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:
- Identity proof.
- Two Passport size.
- Certificateof Registration of Industry.
- NOC from Competent Authority.
- Document proof of Ownership/ Lease Agreement of Premises.
- Constitution in case of proprietorship / partnership firm.
MANDATORY DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED
- Licence fortrade / manufacture / Factory / Lal Dora certficate from MCD/NDMC/DDA etc. …
- Residential Address proof of the proprietors/directors/partners like voter ID card, passport etc.
- GST/Sales Tax registration.