Legal Metrology (Packaging Rules 2011)

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  • May 1, 2021
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Legal Metrology (Packaging Rules 2011)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Importers of medical devices, used particularly for providing oxygen support to Covid-19 patients, are now allowed to import these devices without prior mandatory declaration for the next three months, the said in a notification.

Key takeaways 

  • The importers can make all necessary declarations after the custom clearance, but before they are sold to consumers. 
  • The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, make it mandatory to get the approvals prior to the import.
  • Department of Consumer Affairs administers the Legal Metrology Act 2009. 

Do you know? 

  • The act provides for application of legal requirements to measurements and measuring instruments.
  • The objective of Legal Metrology is to ensure public guarantee from the point of view of security and accuracy of the weighments and measurements.
  • The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 are primarily intended to ensure that the consumers are able to make informed choices by being informed of essential declarations on the pre-packed commodities.

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