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24/09/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Standards of Weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. XII OF 1982 )

Chapter II

STANDARD WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND THEIR CUSTODY

Conversion of existing weights and measures into standard measures
9. (1) The value expressed in terms of any unit of weight or measure other than the standard unit of weight or measure may be converted into the value expressed in terms of the appropriate standard of measure at the rate specified in the Schedule.
 
 
 
 
(2) All references in any enactment or in any notification, rule or order made under any enactment for the time being in force, or in any contract, deed or other instrument to a value expressed in terms of any unit of weight, measure or numeration other than that of a standard unit of weight, measure or numeration shall be construed as references to that value expressed in terms of standard units of weight, measure or numeration, as the case may be, converted at the rates specified in the Schedule.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify the rates at which the value expressed in terms of any weight or measure other than those referred to in sub section (1) may be converted into the value expressed in terms of the standard of weights and measures.
 
 
 
 
(4) Where in any transaction the value expressed in terms of any weight or measure is required to be converted into the value expressed in terms of the standard of measure under this section, the calculation, for the purposes of such transaction, shall be made in such manner as may be prescribed.

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