For users of weighing and measuring instruments for trade use
Registration of weighing and measuring instruments
Weighing or measuring instruments used for trade in Singapore need to have their pattern or type registered with the Weights and Measures Office, and verified by an Authorised Verifier to ensure the instrument’s accuracy and fit for trade use. Examples of such instruments may be found in the Singapore Weights and Measures information booklet.
Please refer to Appendix D of the Weights and Measures Information Booklet below for the registration process of weighing and measuring instruments for trade use.
Verification of weighing and measuring instruments
Under the Weights and Measures Act, it is an offence to use unregistered and/or unverified instruments for trade in Singapore. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure the instrument is verified, secured from tampering, and affixed with the Accuracy Label by an Authorised Verifier before using it for trade.
Please refer to Appendix E of the Weights and Measures Information Booklet below for the verification process of weighing and measuring instruments for trade use.
Metric system of units
Traders should also ensure that you use the metric system of units when transacting or advertising goods. For example, Kilogram for goods measured by weight, and Litre for goods measured by volume.
More information on Weights and Measures can be found below.