Operation of a Business for Repairing Weights and Measures
In order to act as a principal engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures or repairer of weights and measures in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register at the Weights and Measures Service, of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.
Notably, service providers that are established in another EU member state and licensed by the competent authority of the EU member state as an owner of a business engaged in weights and measures business, either used or intended to be used for trade, are excluded from the obligation to register at the Weights and Measures Service.
Who is Eligible
1) The Controller of Weights and Measures proceeds with the registration of a principal engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures only in cases where natural persons, legal entities and associations:
- Are aware of the provisions of the Weights and Measures Laws of 1974 to 2010 and the Regulations made under the Laws, referred to the types of weights or measures for which registration is requested;
- All repairs in relation to which certificates will be issued under the Weights and Measures Regulations of 1981 to 2018 will be carried out by a person registered as a repairer of Weights and Measures under these Regulations or under the personal supervision of such person;
- Have all the necessary equipment to carry out all the above repairs.
2) The Controller of Weights and Measures proceeds with the registration of a Repairer of Weights and Measures only in cases where the applicant:
- Is aware of the provisions of the Weights and Measures Laws of 1974 to 2010 and the Regulations made under the Laws, referred to the types of weights or measures for which registration is requested;
- Confirm that he/she is a technician committed with a contract and has the necessary education and experience, so that he/she can execute repairs in the above mentioned types of weights and measures according to the Weights and Measures Regulations of 1981-2018.
Where to Apply
The application for 1) Registration of a principal engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures (application TYPE Ε) 2) Repairer of weights and measures (application TYPE ΣΤ) can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority:
Weights and Measures Service
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry
6 Agiou Artemiou str, 2200 Geri, Nicosia
Tel: +357 22369844/+357 22369846
Fax: +357 22369859
Which Certificates must be Submitted
There are is no requirement for accompanying certificates to be submitted with the application.
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the following fees to the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry:
- €100,00 for obtaining the certificate as a Principal engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures (cash, bank transfer);
- €100,00 for obtaining the certificate as a Repairer of weights and measures (cash, bank transfer).
The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within 30 days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.
Licence Validity Period
The above certificates do not expire unless cancelled by the Controller.
Dispute with the Competent Authority's Decision
How to File an Administrative Action
Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision
Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.
Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.
The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action
After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.
How to Appeal
An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such decision was given.
At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated for. However, such revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.
The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.
Legislation & Obligations
Which Laws and Regulations Apply
- Τhe Weights and Measures Law of 1974 (19/1974)
- Τhe Weights and Measures Regulations (see “Applications and Documents” in Greek)
What are my Obligations
The principal engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures has the responsibility to see that within 7 days the registered repairer shall take measures so as to deliver to the Controller of Weights and Measures the initial certificate of repair.
The employer engaged in the business of repairing weights and measures is obliged to see that the employee engaged in the activity issues the relative certificate for repairing according to the Regulation “Κ.Δ.Π. 330/2000″ and afterwards hands over the original certificate to his/her employer. This certificate must be later on submitted to the Controller of Weights and Measures by the employer. Moreover, the principal must ensure that all repairs are carried out by a registered weights and measures repairer or under the supervision of such a repairer.
Any natural person, legal entity or association who wants to object to the above registration can send a written application to the Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry (within 15 days from the day of notification of the decision of the Controller). The procedure followed depends on the Minister’s answer towards the interested party. If the interested party is not satisfied by the decision of the Minister is entitled to resort to the Court.