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.
Wherever the requirements of labelling are given in FSSA (Food Safety & standards Act 2006) in respect of food items, the labelling requirements under FSSA shall prevail over labelling 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.
Application for Registration Of Importers Under Rule 27 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011
Mandatory Documents to be uploaded
After submitting the complete application by the applicant along with the requisite fee, the concerned LMO of the concerned Zone visits the premises of the applicant and if the functioning of the firm found as per guidelines of the department, he recommends the application for granting the license / registration to the competent authority through the concerned Zonal officer. Thereafter the competent authority after scrutinizing grants its approval / rejection. On grant of license, automatic SMS alert and e-mail is sent to the applicant on registered mobile number. Applicant can print license / registration certificate digitally signed by the competent authority online.
1. Package commodities for importer / manufacturer / packer registration under rule 27
2. Dealer license under section 24
3. Import license under section 19
4. Model approval of the product under section 22