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10/08/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Standards of Weights and Measures Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. XII OF 1982 )

Chapter III

MANUFACTURE, IMPORT AND EXPORT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND COMMODITIES IN PACKAGED FORM

Non metric weight or measure not to be imported
26. (1) Save as otherwise provided in sub section (2), no weight or measure, whether singly or as a part or component of any machine or machinery, shall be imported unless it conforms to the standards of weight or measure established by or under this Ordinance.
 
 
 
 
(2) Where any commodity, machinery or any part or component of any machineries imported from a country in which the metric system of weight or measure is not in force, or in which such system being in force, such commodity, machinery, part or component of any machinery has not been made or manufactured in accordance with such system, the importer shall before making such import, make an endeavour to obtain, on such commodity, machinery, part or component, and also on the drawing thereof, the weight or measurement thereof expressed in terms of the standard unit of weight or measure established by or under this Ordinance:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provided that where any weight or measure has not been expressed in terms of the standard unit of weight or measure established by or under this Ordinance, on any commodity, machinery, part or component or on any drawings thereof, the importer shall, within six months from the date of import, get the weight or measure thereof expressed on such commodity, machinery, part or component and on the drawings thereof in terms of the standard unit of weight or measures established by or under this Ordinance.

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