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Certificate of Approval of Weighing and Measuring (Pattern approval)

  • Agency: Director of Weights & Measures
  • Purpose: Ensure that all weighing and measuring instruments in trade are approved
  • Application Fee: Ksh. 10,000/= Electronic kshs 6,000/= Mechanic
  • License Fee: No Fee
  • Maximum Processing Time: Depends on nature and type of instrument
  • Statutes:
  • Gazetted On: 1993-12-31
  • Related Websites: www.trade.go.ke
  • Validity: Perpetual
  • Enactment: 1993-12-31
  • Contact Office: Director Weights Measures. c/o In-Charge Technical Services
  • Resolution Criteria: All conditions must be met
  • License Type: Certificate/Registration
  • (I) Application letter addressed to the Director and indicating the model number of the equipment being submitted
  • (iI) The equipment being submitted for approval (where possible).
  • (iii) When the equipment is imported, certificate of approval/conformity of the equipment from the country of origin issued to the manufacturer of the equipment
  • (Iv) Original technical user/operation manuals/brochures of the equipment being submitted for approval.
  • (v) Appropriate approval fees in bankers cheque payable to Director, weights and measures. The fees are stipulated by Rule 239 of weights and measures Rules made under section 33 of the weights and measures Act. cap 513, Laws of kenya (L.N.107of 1999)
  • (vi) Any other document that the approving authority may reasonably request
  • Licensing Body: Director of Weights & Measures
    • Head Office

      • Tel: +254-020-600653/604831
      • Physical Address: Weights and Measures comolex,popo Road,W&M off mombasa Road
      • Postal Address: P.O.BOX 071-00100 Nairobi Kenya
      • City: Nairobi City County
      • Email Address: info@trade.go.ke Email this Agency
      • Website: http://www.trade.go.ke
      • Operating Hours: 8.00 am-1.00 pm / 2.00 pm to 5.00pm