Legal For Trade Scales
In most, if not all, U.S. States a buyer is required to use 'Legal For Trade' scales while conducting gold buying or precious gemstone buying business. These scales are certified as 'Legal For Trade' after rigorous testing to conform to the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) requirements. The National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) provides manufacturers the ability to be evaluated and certified one time with acceptance throughout the United States. Only those scales which have a NTEP certificate issued will be accepted for local weights and measures department certification. Only NTEP certified scales can be used for any face to face gold trading or precious gemstone buying business.