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

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regulation 5

Schedule 1Table of Size of Figures in Quantity Marking of Containers

Quantity marking of containerMinimum height of figures

For the purposes of this Schedule, the size of a container shall be treated as equal—


in the case of a rectilinear or approximately rectilinear container, to its height, length or width whichever is the greatest;


in the case of a container with curvilinear or approximately curvilinear cross section, its height or maximum diameter, whichever is the greater.

Mass or weight of goods
Not exceeding 50 g2 mm
Exceeding 50 g but not exceeding 200 g3 mm
Exceeding 200 g but not exceeding 1 kg4 mm
Exceeding 1 kg6 mm
Capacity of goods
Not exceeding 5 cl2 mm
Exceeding 5 cl but not exceeding 20 cl3 mm
Exceeding 20 cl but not exceeding 1 L4 mm
Exceeding 1 L6 mm
Volume of goods
Not exceeding 200 cm33 mm
Exceeding 200 cm3 but not exceeding 1000 cm34 mm
Exceeding 1000 cm36 mm
Not exceeding 5 cl2 mm
Exceeding 5 cl but not exceeding 20 cl3 mm
Exceeding 20 cl but not exceeding 1 L4 mm
Exceeding 1 L6 mm
Area, length and number
Size of container
Not exceeding 12 cm2 mm
Exceeding 12 cm but not exceeding 30 cm3 mm
Exceeding 30 cm but not exceeding 45 cm4 mm
Exceeding 45 cm6 mm

regulation 7

Schedule 2Units of Measurement to be used in Quantity Marking

MeasurementMetric Unit
Areasquare metre
square decimetre
square centimetre
Volumecubic metre
cubic centimetre
Mass or weightkilogram

regulation 10

Schedule 3Symbols for Units of Measurement which may be used for Trade

Unit of MeasurementSymbol
square metrem2
square decimetredm2
square centimetrecm2
cubic metrem3
cubic centimetrecm3
litrel or L
decilitredl or dL
centilitrecl or cL
millilitreml or mL

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