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Weights and Measures (Quantity Marking and Abbreviations of Units) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Marking with quantity by measurement

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the marking of any container with information as to quantity by measurement shall comprise the numerical value of the unit of measurement expressed in words or figures and a reference to that unit expressed either in words or by means of the relevant symbol or abbreviation which may lawfully be used for trade in relation to that unit under Part III.

(2) Where the numerical value of the unit of measurement is expressed in words, the reference to that unit shall be expressed in words and not by means of a symbol or abbreviation.

(3) Any marking with information as to quantity by gross weight shall include the word “gross” or the words “including container” or other words which indicate that the marked weight includes the weight of the container.

(4) Abbreviation of the word “net” or “gross” shall not be used in the marking.

(5) A metric quantity used in the marking shall not be expressed as a vulgar fraction.

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