Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022

The Department of Consumer Affairs vide notification dated 22nd August, 2022 has issued the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022. The amendment provides that Garment or hosiery shall be sold in loose or open at the point of sale in such manner that the consumer can inspect the products before buying and such product shall bear the following details, namely:-

  1. Name and address of the manufacturer or marketer or brand owner or importer with country of origin or manufacture in case of imported products;
  2. Consumer care email id and phone number;
  3. Sizes with internationally recognizable size indicators such as S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL along with details in metric notation in terms of cm or m, as the case may be;
  4. Maximum retail price of the package inclusive of all taxes in Indian currency:

These information shall also be displayed on e-commerce website if such product is sold through e-commerce. The amendment shall come into force on 1st January, 2023. Any manufacturer or packer or importer may, notwithstanding the date of commencement of this clause, declare the above information with immediate effect.