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10/08/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Standards of Weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. XII OF 1982 )

An Ordinance to establish standards of weights and measures based on metric system and units of measurement.

 
 
 

WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the establishment of standards of weights and measures based on metric system and units of measurement and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;

 
 
 
 

NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Martial Law Administrator is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

 
 
 

Short title and commencement
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Standards of Weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982.
 
 
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different-
 
 
(a) provisions of this Ordinance,
 
 
(b) areas,
 
 
(c) classes of goods,
 
 
(d) classes of undertakings,
 
 
(e) classes of weights and measures, or
 
 
(f) classes of users of weights and measures, and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Ordinance shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision in such areas, or in respect of such classes of undertakings, goods, weights and measures or users of weights and measures in relation to which this Ordinance has been brought into force.

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