Trade measurement laws regulate retail and wholesale transactions where you determine the price by measurement.
You must comply with these laws if you:
- buy or sell goods or services by measurement (e.g. selling meat, buying gold or transporting freight by weight)
- manufacture, pack, import or sell pre-packaged goods
- supply or maintain measuring instruments used for trade.
The laws apply to both wholesale and retail businesses. Manufacturers, packers, importers and retailers must ensure all batches of pre-packaged articles meet the legislative requirements for correct measurement. This includes requirements for the position, size and format of measurement labels.