Hallmarking Act 1973
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
- Part of:
- Consumer protection
- First published:
- 12 July 2013
- Last updated:
- 26 July 2013, see all updates
The legislation governing hallmarking in the UK.
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The act is affected by European Court of Justice rulings which permit equivalent EU hallmarks to be recognised throughout the EU.
The UK is also a member of the International Convention on Hallmarking meaning that UK assay offices can mark and UK retailers will accept a Common Control Mark that is struck by all convention countries.
The act has been updated several times since 1973 on advice of the British Hallmarking Council.
Published: 12 July 2013
Updated: 26 July 2013
- added Providing better information and protection for consumers policy tag
- First published.