Trade measurement laws apply to all retail and wholesale transactions where measurement determines price.
You must comply with Australia’s trade measurement 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.
Consistency and certainty in measurement supports fair and open competition. It makes all businesses, regardless of their size or financial strength, follow the same rules.