Centre amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 for ease of doing business and reducing the compliance burden for the electronic industries

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Source: The post is based on the article Centre amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011 for ease of doing business and reducing the compliance burden for the electronic industriespublished in PIB on 17th July 2022.

What is the News?

The Department of Consumer Affairs has released the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), (Second Amendment) Rules 2022.

What is Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), (Second Amendment) Rules 2022?

It amends the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules,2011.

This amendment allows electronic products to declare certain mandatory declarations through the QR Code for a period of one year, if not declared in the package itself.

It allows important declarations to be declared effective on the label in the package while the other descriptive information can be conveyed to the Consumer through the QR Code.

The information that can be declared on the QR code includes the address of the manufacturer or packer or importer, the common or generic name of the commodity, the size and dimension of the commodity and customer care details except for the telephone number & email address.

Note: Earlier, all the prepackaged commodities including the electronic products are required to declare all the mandatory declarations as per the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 on the package.

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