The National Measurement Institute (NMI) employs trade measurement inspectors throughout Australia to:
If an inspector visits your business, it may be a response to consumer feedback or part of our compliance program.
Inspectors can visit a place of business at any reasonable time of day and do not have to give notice of entry. We base the frequency of our visits on our risk assessment of your operations.
Our inspectors have the power to:
In exercising their powers, trade measurement inspectors must:
A controller is a person who apparently is in control of business premises, residential premises or a business vehicle during an NMI inspection.
The controller can:
The controller of a business premises or vehicle must provide the inspector, or any person assisting the inspector, with assistance and reasonable access to all facilities.
Specifically, the controller must:
The only exception is when the controller may be incriminated or exposed to a penalty listed in the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009.
NMI has a range of enforcement options for offences under trade measurement legislation.
These options include:
Last updated: 18 February 2021
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