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Legal Metrology Act, No. 9 of 2014

Long title


To provide for the administration and maintenance of legal metrology technical regulations in order to promote fair trade and to protect public health and safety and the environment; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Definitions
CHAPTER I. APPLICATION, OBJECTS AND ADMINISTRATION OF ACT
2. Application and objects of Act
3. Administration of Act
4. Functions of National Regulator
5. Delegation of functions
6. Appointment of market surveillance inspectors
7. Designation of verification bodies
8. Appointment of verification officers
9. Designation of repair bodies
10. Registration of person responsible for repairs
11. Registration of importers, manufacturers and persons who offer for sale any prescribed measuring instrument, product or service
12. Advisory Forum
13. Funds of National Regulator in respect of legal metrology
14. Fees charged by designated bodies
CHAPTER II. LEGAL METROLOGY TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
15. Legal metrology technical regulations
16. Proposals to introduce or amend legal metrology technical regulations
17. Effect of declaration as legal metrology technical regulation
18. Measuring instrument, product or service not conforming to legal metrology technical regulation
CHAPTER III. MEASUREMENT STANDARDS
19. Measurement standards used by market surveillance inspectors, verification officers and persons responsible for repairs
CHAPTER IV. MARKET SURVEILLANCE INSPECTIONS
20. Powers of market surveillance inspectors
21. Market surveillance inspection offences
CHAPTER V. TYPE APPROVAL AND VERIFICATION OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
22. Type approval of measuring instruments
23. Type approval offences
24. Verification of measuring instruments
25. Powers of verification officers
26. Offences in connection with verification of instruments
CHAPTER VI. REPAIR OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
27. Functions of persons responsible for repairs
28. Offences in respect of repair of measuring instruments
CHAPTER VII. MANNER OF USE, POSSESSION OF OR SALE OF MEASURING INSTRUMENTS AND PRODUCTS
29. Restriction on and prohibition of manufacture, import, use or possession of certain measuring instruments
30. Sale, supply and use of unverified measuring instruments
31. Offences in respect of manufacture or selling of false, defective or inaccurate measuring instruments
32. Measuring instruments to be wholly exposed
33. Prohibition of false statement as to quantity
34. Measurement for prescribed purpose to be effected in terms of certain measurement units and by means of verified measuring instruments
35. Advertisement of measurable products and services
36. Manner of selling products
CHAPTER VIII. COMPLIANCE SCHEMES AND USE OF MARKS
37. Compliance schemes and use of distinctive marks and verification marks
CHAPTER IX. GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS|
38. Regulations
39. Penalties and effect of conviction of an offence
40. Disclosure of certain information
41. Confidentiality of certain information
42. Repeal and amendment of laws and transitional provisions
43. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. LAWS REPEALED (SECTION 42(1)) [s42(1)]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. LAW AMENDED (SECTION 42(3)) [s42(3)]
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