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Verification service protects consumers

The Weights and Measures Unit (SDT) of the Industry and Business Ecosystem Division under the Ministry of Finance and Economy registered 56 weight and measures machines during a mobile station verification service as part of an ongoing initiative to protect consumers.

The service was carried out at Pasar Gadong, Pasar Tani Selayun and Tamu Kianggeh on August 22, 24 and 26.

The service encourages local businesses to be more transparent and ensures they comply with Chapter 151 of the Weights and Measures Act 1983 and the stipulated guidelines under the Act.

Traders and users of weights and measures machine are required to comply as stipulated in the Weights and Measures (Verification) Regulations, 1994 under Section 3(2); every person who uses or has in his possession for use of trading of any weight, measure or instrument for weighing not stamped as required by this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

The penalty for such offence is a fine of BND1,000 or imprisonment for three months or both and instrument used for weighing will be forfeited.

Any contract, bargain, sale or dealing made by such weight, measure or instrument for weighing shall be void.

Officials during the inspection. PHOTOS: MoFe
The weighing scale is inspected at a shop