You may be required to comply with the average quantity system if you intend to operate a business that sell goods by measurement or that manufacture, pack, import or sell pre-packaged goods that have a constant nominal content.
The average quantity system is an internationally accepted method of determining the measurement of prepacked articles that are intended to have a constant nominal content. It is intended to be used to help large-scale packaging businesses comply with trade measurement legislation.
Manufacturers, packers and importers can choose:
- to continue with their current system of shortfall calculation based on the uniform trade measurement legislation; or
- adopt the average quantity system.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.