Registration Of Packer/Importer

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Rule 27 of Legal Metrology Packaged Commodites Rules , 2011 insists that every packer or Importer of packaged commodities should register themselves with this Department on payment of requisite fees. Non Registration as provided here will attract penality as provided in rule 32.”

Standard Operating Procedure for Applicant

Process Packer/Importer Registration
Mandatory supporting documents required 1. Application form

2. Registration Fee payment receipt (Rs 750)

3. Trade Licence issued by Local body

Process description Step 1: Submission of application form along with supporting documents to
Assistant Controller (Flying Squad) of concerned District after the payment of
registration fee within 90 days of starting the packing/importing.
Step2: Verification of application and supporting documents by Assistant
controller and forwarding of application to Controller, Legal Metrology.
Step3: Issue of Registration by Controller, Legal Metrology
Procedure for Fees payment Payment can be done through e-treasury
List of Reference Documents Legal Metrology Act 2009
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011
Rules 27, Rules 32
Time line for completing the process Within 60 working days
Checking of Application Status Online provision currently not available
Key Contact Person from department Assistant Controller (Flying Squad) of concerned District

SOP for Approver

Process Packer/Importer Registration
Mandatory supporting documents required 1. Application form

2. Registration Fee payment receipt (Rs 750)

3. Trade Licence issued by Local body

List of Reference Documents Legal Metrology Act 2009
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011
Rules 27, Rules 32
Time line for completing the process Within 60 working days
Departmental Work Flow Assistant Controller——Controller
Checklist of Documents

Trade Licence issued by Local body

Regulation Of Pre-Packing And Sale Of Commodities In Packaged Form

Kerala, being a consumer state most of the products are sold in packaged form. Nowadays super markets and department stores are more popular in the place of traditional provision stores. The Central Government established the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 to regulate manufacture, packing and sale of commodities in packaged form. The Legal Metrology Department is empowered with the enforcement of these rules. Department conducts regular inspections in trade premises and books cases against those violating these rules.

  •  Registration of packer or importer.
  •  Enforcement of statutory declarations on packages.
  •  Prosecution of offenders altering, smudging or obliterating the price marked on packages.
  •  Prosecution of offenders selling packages at a price higher than the MRP.