Guidance

Hallmarking Act 1973

The legislation governing hallmarking in the UK.

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Hallmarking Act 1973

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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.