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Approval for the sale of products by number or linear or area measurement

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Publication Date: 
May 2019

The sale of pre-packaged products by number or linear or area measurement as detailed in the schedule below has been approved under subregulation 4.13(5) of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 in force under the National Measurement Act 1960, for products otherwise not covered by the provisions of the Regulations.

The approval is subject to any conditions stated in the schedule.

Schedule to the Approval by the Secretary for the Sale of Products by Number or Linear or Area Measurement

Part 1 - Vegetables and Herbs

Kind of Measurement - Number

  • Artichokes (globe) 
  • Asparagus bunch
  • Bok choi and similar whole and/or in a bunch
  • Brassica (such as kale, etc.) whole and/or in a bunch
  • Broccolini and purple sprouting broccoli whole and/or in a bunch
  • Cabbage varieties (e.g. cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.) whole or cut in halves/quarters
  • Celery whole bunch or cut into halves
  • Chards (e.g. silver beet etc.) whole or in a bunch
  • Corn on the cob whole with or without husks
  • Cucumbers
  • Eschalots/shallots in a bunch
  • Herbs (e.g. basil, garlic chives, lemongrass, rosemary etc.) in a bunch
  • Garlic bulbs
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce whole
  • Snake beans
  • Squash (e.g. pumpkin, summer squash) whole or cut into halves/quarters 
  • Rhubarb in a bunch
  • Root vegetables (limited to beetroot, carrots (Dutch or true baby), kohlrabi, radish) whole and/or in a bunch

Part 2 - Fruit

Kind of Measurement - Number

  • Avocados
  • Citrus fruits (e.g. limes, lemons, mandarins, oranges, grapefruit etc.)
  • Coconuts
  • Custard apples
  • Exotic fruit (e.g. dragon fruit, mangosteen, star fruit, pomegranates etc.)
  • Figs (fresh)
  • Guavas
  • Kiwi fruits
  • Mangoes
  • Melons (e.g., honey dew, rockmelon, watermelon) whole or cut into halves/quarters
  • Passionfruit
  • Pome fruit (e.g. apples, pears, etc.)
  • Stone fruit (e.g. peach, nectarine, apricot, plum, cherry, etc.)
  • Tropical fruit (e.g. paw paw/papaya, pineapple) whole or cut into halves

Part 3 – Bakery Lines

Kind of Measurement - Number

  • Biscuits and cookies sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Bread Rolls/Croissants/Fancy breads sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Cakes sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Desserts/puddings sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Donuts sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Lamingtons sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Meringues 
  • Pastry/tart shells (e.g. vol-au-vent shells, brandy snap shells, cannoli shells etc.)
  • Pikelets/Crumpets 
  • Rum Balls sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Slices sold on the premises on which they are packed
  • Taco Shells 
  • Tarts sold on the premises on which they are packed

Part 4 - General Food Items

Kind of Measurement – Number

  • Animal trotters or ears sold as pet food
  • Kangaroo tails
  • Kebabs
  • Offal excluding liver and tripe
  • Oysters
  • Pet chews
  • Hot or cold food sold on the premises on which they are packed for immediate consumption
  • Food supplements in tablet or capsule form
  • Live animals for pet food
  • Hot cooked meat products

Part 5 Hardware Goods

Kind of Measurement – Number

  • Sandpaper (sheets)
  • Sandpaper (rolls)

Kind of Measurement – Linear measurement

  • Fencing wire
  • Rope, string, cord, wire, chain, cable (including electrical) and line
  • Sandpaper (sheets)
  • Sandpaper (rolls)
  • Tape
  • Tubing
  • Twines, twists and lashings

Part 6 - General Goods

Kind of Measurement - Linear measurement

  • Baking needs (e.g. cling wrap, aluminium foil, baking paper, etc.)    
  • Dental floss
  • Gift wrap (roll)
  • Gift wrap (sheets)
  • Paper towel (e.g. toilet paper, kitchen paper towel, etc.)

Kind of Measurement - Number

  • Art & Craft equipment (e.g. needles, paint brushes, craft knives)    
  • Audio/Visual equipment (e.g. CDs, cases, etc.)
  • Automotive parts and equipment (including small engines)
  • Bags/luggage
  • Beauty and sanitary products used individually (e.g. feminine hygiene products, nappies, disposable razors, replacement razor blades, cosmetic equipment, sanitary wipes etc.)
  • Camping equipment excluding gas cylinders
  • Cleaning products used individually (e.g. dishwashing tablets, scourers, sponges, etc.)
  • Decorative items for special occasions
  • Electrical, battery and/or fossil fuel powered appliances/equipment
  • Facial tissues and napkins
  • Fitness and sporting equipment
  • Furniture and ornamental items    
  • Gift wrap (roll)
  • Gift wrap (sheets)
  • Health and safety equipment (e.g. signs, dust masks, etc.)
  • Household goods used individually (e.g. garbage disposal bags, batteries, freezer and sandwich bags, pegs etc.)
  • IT equipment, accessories and software (e.g. mobile phones, computers, headphones, etc.)
  • Jewellery
  • Tableware, kitchen utensils and equipment
  • Matches and firelighters
  • Measuring equipment
  • Medical equipment (e.g. bandages, plasters, prophylactics)
  • Medical supplies in tablet/ capsule form or individual use sachets (e.g. headache pills, flu remedies)
  • Novelty gifts
  • Party goods (e.g. straws, plates, cutlery, balloons, cups, etc.)
  • Planting seeds
  • Sea shells
  • Smoking paraphernalia and products that assist in smoking cessation (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, patches, etc.)
  • Stationery (e.g. pens, pencils, paper, etc.)
  • Toys
  • Vermin/insect traps and deterrent equipment (e.g. mosquito coils, etc.)

Part 7 - Textile Goods

Kind of Measurement - Linear measurement

Yarn (e.g. wool, acrylic yarn, thread, etc.)

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