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Hallmarking of gold made mandatory in 256 districts from June 16

Hallmarking of gold has been made mandatory in 256 districts from today. The hallmark will include a six-digit code along with BIS Mark and Purity and delivery voucher to be issued to jewellers for utmost transparency.

Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, Pramod Kumar Tiwari said this today while briefing the media.

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Mandatory hallmarking has initially started with 256 districts of the country, which have assaying and hallmarking centres. Mr Tiwari further added that jewellers with annual turnover upto Rs 40 lakh will be exempted from mandatory hallmarking.

Export and re-import of jewellery as per Trade Policy of the government, jewellery for international exhibitions, jewellery for government approved B2B domestic exhibitions will also be exempted from mandatory Hallmarking. Watches, fountain pens and special types of jewellery including Kundan, Polki and Jadau will be exempted from Hallmarking.

The registration of jewellers will be one-time and no fees will be charged for registration. Any manufacturer, importer, wholesaler, distributor or retailer engaged in selling precious metal articles has to mandatorily get registered with BIS.



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