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    One weighing machine fails inspection

    Azlan Othman

    An integrated inspection during the current Brunei Salebration has found that business premises have carried out sales in accordance with the regulations for sale price events, such as displaying price tags before and after sales, displaying sale notices, and meeting the requirements for the preparation of price lists before and after sales to be checked.

    However, the Weights and Measures Unit (SDT) at the Industry and Business Ecosystem Division under the Ministry of Finance and Economy has found that one unit, out of 15 measuring and weighing equipment used for business purposes, failed to comply with Chapter 151 of the Weights and Measures Act 1983, which is using measuring equipment with expired registration.

    A seizure notice has been issued on the business and its owner is required to attend the SDT Unit office within seven working days from the date the notice is issued.

    The Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) through the Department of Consumer Affairs together with the SDT conducted the integrated inspection recently at business premises in Kiulap area, Brunei-Muara District.

    The inspection, carried out on a monthly basis, aimed to ensure compliance with Chapter 142 of the Price Control Act and the regulations under it, and Chapter 151 of the Weights and Measures Act 1983, which are each under the supervision of the DEPS and the SDT Unit.

    Enforcement officers during an inspection. PHOTOS: DEPS
    ABOVE & BELOW: Enforcement personnel during the inspection.

    The inspection this month focusses on the participants of the Brunei Salebration 2022 in ensuring that they carry out ethical sales such as not deceiving consumers with false offers and ensuring that any measuring and weighing tools used are valid and legally registered.

    DEPS advised traders to always comply with the Sale Price Event Regulations under Chapter 142 of the Price Control Act by conducting sale activities ethically and not deceiving consumers with false savings such as making false statements about discount prices.

    Participants of bargain sales events are also advised to cooperate with the enforcement authorities by providing information about sales when inspections are carried out at business premises.

    Meanwhile, the SDT Unit advises traders and users to ensure that the measuring and weighing tools used during buying and selling activities that involve reading weight, volume, length and width measurements, have registration stickers containing the validity period of use issued by the SDT Unit.

    For information, the public can contact DEPS via Darussalam Line 123; PenggunaBijak mobile application; or e-mail to aduanpengguna@jpes.gov.bn.

    The SDT unit can be contacted via e-mail at sdt@mofe.gov.bn.

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