1. Retail price of goods: The retail price is mandatory for goods and must include all taxes. 2. Product size: It is important that the sizes of the goods are relevant and, in the case of several goods, the dimensions of each piece must be indicated. 3. Weight of the product: The net quantity of the product shall be indicated in said unit of weight or measure and, if indicated in figures, the number of goods in the packaging must be clearly indicated. In accordance with Rule 11, the weight of the packaging or materials other than the product must be excluded from the total weight. In the event that there is a difference in the weight/quantity that the customer receives due to environmental or other factors, the quantity must not be less than the net weight indicated on the packaging. 4. Common/generic description of goods: Where there are several goods, a manufacturer, packer or importer must indicate the common or generic description of the goods or be used in commercial settings. The situation is similar for wholesale packagings under Chapter III of Rule 24.5.
Manufacturer information: The name and full address (as well as postal code) of the manufacturer, packer or importer must be indicated on the packaging. Where more than one information is provided, the information provided by the alleged manufacturer shall be taken into account for the purpose of taking action. 6. Customer Service Number: The package must include contact information such as address, phone number, and email address for consumer complaints. 7. Date of manufacture / prepackaged / imported: The date of packaging or import of the manufacturer is mandatory on all packaging. Packaging bottled and marketed by public undertakings, such as bidi or incense sticks or domestic gas cylinders, are also excluded from the above-mentioned monthly and annual declaration. 8. Additional declarations required from the point of view of the goods: According to the rules, all other relevant declarations must be indicated on the packaging. Any additional declaration which the goods in question deem necessary. The objective of the Law on Legal Metrology is to streamline the metric system in order to have a uniform system that is unambiguous and thus helps the consumer to understand the dimensions/quantities of the goods bought/sold as part of the transactions. Therefore, it is important for business owners to ensure that (i) the declaration of the weight and quantity of the product on the packaging is clear and complies with the law and regulations; (ii) Each package shall be accompanied by a label indicating the net quantity in units of standard weight or size of the goods or the number of goods in the packaging; (iii) the units should be SI units and the symbols of those units should be standard units of measurement; and finally (iv) it should be in small letters and not in the plural.
In addition, section 11 of the Act prohibits quotation, announcement, production, publication and disclosure in any manner other than in the form of standard units of weight, measure or numbering specified in the Act. This provision provides that no person may indicate or advertise a price or charge relating to goods, things or services (by word of mouth or otherwise); issue or issue a price list, an invoice, a banknote; prepare or publish advertisements, posters; indicate the net quantity of prepackaged goods; with respect to a transaction or protection, express any quantity or measurement in a manner that differs from the standard units of weight, measure or numbering established by law. Some goods that are not expressly defined under the law include “all property” (movable/immovable) that requires any type of measurement/weighing, including prepackaged goods.21 Article 18. (1) of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009 may not manufacture, package, sell, import, distribute, deliver, offer, display or take possession of prepackaged goods unless the packages are in standard quantities or numbers and contain such declarations and information as may be prescribed. It is important to note that, in accordance with Article 5020 of the Act, any decision or order issued by a legal metrology official may be challenged before the Director of Metrology and, from there, before the central government. The time limit for lodging such an appeal is sixty (60) days, which may be extended by the appeal authority for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of adoption of such a decision. After all the above studies, we come to the conclusion that all direct selling companies must comply with the provisions mentioned in the article and make mandatory declarations on prepackaged goods and ensure registration in accordance with Rule 27. Article 18 (1) and Article 36 of the Legal Metrology Act 2009 are reproduced below, which stipulate, inter alia, that prepackaged goods may only be imported if the packaging is in such quantities or standard numbers and carries with it the declarations and information in the prescribed manner and the penalty for its violation. LMPC stands for Legal Metrology packaged commodity certificate. This certificate is required to import your goods in accordance with the Legal Metrology Act 2009 and the legal provisions on metrology (packaged goods).
The term prepackaged goods is defined in section 2(l) of the Legal Metrology Act 2009. It is a commodity that has been placed in packaging of any kind (sealed or not) without the presence of the buyer, so that the product it contains has a predetermined quantity. While the law provides in detail all the regulations and the way in which the declaration of the dimensions / weights of the goods must be made, however, even a small and insignificant deviation from the provisions of the law constitutes a criminal offense under the law and can lead to penalties, as mentioned in Chapter V of the law. Section 11 of the Act prohibits the reporting of units of measure in a manner other than that provided for in the Act. An accumulation of infringements occurs only if the infringement is repeated within three years. It follows that any subsequent offence under the Law on Legal Metrology committed after a period of three years from the first offence is treated as a new offence. *In addition to the above declarations, certain additional declarations must be mentioned on label 36. Penalty for the sale, etc.
of non-standard packages. – (1) Every person who manufactures, packages, imports, sells, distributes, delivers or transfers, offers, delivers or possesses or organizes the sale, sells, distributes, delivers or otherwise has for sale, sells, distributes, delivers or otherwise has transferred a prepackaged product that does not comply with the declarations on packaging under this Act is liable to a fine, which can go up to twenty-five thousand rupees. for the second offence, with a fine, which may be up to fifty thousand rupees, and for the next offence, with a fine which may not be less than fifty thousand rupees, but which may go up to one rupee lakh, or with a term of imprisonment, which may be up to one year, or both.