Consultation item

Proposals to amend the Hallmarking Act 1973 to enable offshore hallmarking by the UK Assay Offices by means of a Legislative Reform Order (NMO) - TSI response - April 2012

TSI response (PDF 54.4KB). TSI wishes to offer robust support for the proposed amendments. The four UK Assay Offices are independent business units which need to remain profitable if they are to continue to provide services to the precious metal trade. Without these services the UK hallmarking regime could not exist and hence a historic and still inherently valuable consumer protection mechanism would be removed from the market place.