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1. Country: Egypt

 

2. Summary of hallmarking system: The hallmark is made up of several elements including: a mark denoting the type of metal, the year of the marking single mark indicating metal and fineness.  

 

3. Ministry responsible:

 

Name and contact details Member IAAO

Ministry of Support and Internal Commerce

Phone: 27948184 التليفون: 27958481- 27948224 – 27944338

Fax: +97444139577

Web site: http://www.msit.gov.eg/mss/

 

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

Name and contact details Member IAAO

Alaa Ashor Mohamed

Phone: 0097450334795

Fax: 0097444139577

E-mail: alaaashor@hotmail.com

Assay and Wights Adminstration

 

7. A legal hallmark in the (country) comprises (how many) marks:

(i)         A sponsor’s mark.

(ii)        A millesimal fineness mark.

(iii)       An assay office mark.

Example:

 

 

9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold
Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
875

21kin Arabic form

21k
750

18 k kin Arabic form

18k
583.3 14k 14k
500 12 12k
375 9 9k
916 22 22k
  • Silver
Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
925

925 in Arabic form

925
900 900 900
800 800 800
600 600 600
  • Platinum
Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
850 850 850

 

  • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials are allowed but technical restrictions apply.

 

10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries

(i)         Convention hallmarks

The Country is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

 (ii)       National hallmarks – requirements

The (country) accepts national hallmarks from other countries as part of the Houtwipper ruling.  The marks must be intelligible and equivalent.  The definition of equivalence essentially follows the guidelines outlined by the Hallmarking Convention.

 

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Nov
11

1. Country: Serbia 

2. Summary of hallmarking system:

Hallmarking is a compulsory state requirement.

 

3. Ministry responsible:

 

Name and contact details Member IAAO
Ministry of Finance and Economy20 Kneza Milosa St.11000 Belgrade

Repablic of Serbia

Phone: + 381 11 364 26 00

Web site: www.mfp.gov.rs

No

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

Name and contact details Member IAAO
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals14 Mike Alasa St.11000 Belgrade

Republic of Serbia

Phone: +381 11 32 82 736

Fax: +381 11 21 81 668

E-mail: office@dmdm.rs

Web Sitewww.dmdm.gov.rs

Yes

 

5. Other representative bodies:

 

Name and contact details Member IAAO

 

6. Assay Offices:

 

Name and contact details Mark Member IAAO
Directorate of Measures and Precious Metals14 Mike Alasa St.11000 Belgrade

Repablic of Serbia

Phone: +381 11 32 82 736

Fax: +381 11 21 81 668

E-mail: office@dmdm.rs

Web Sitewww.dmdm.gov.rs

Yes

 

7. Typical mark formation:

 

A legal hallmark in the Serbia comprises three marks:

(i) A supplier’s mark – compulsory

(ii) A fineness mark – compulsory

(iii) An assay office mark – voluntary, for goods below the limit is compulsory

Example:

This combination is used for domestic goods:

 

supplier’s mark (domestic manufacturer) fineness mark appropriate national hallmark (indicating metal and fineness)

 

This combination is used for imported goods:

supplier’s mark (importer) fineness mark appropriate national hallmark (indicating metal and fineness)

 

8. Sponsor mark details:

The supplier’s/manufacturer’s mark is made in the form of a stamp consisting of two letters in Cyrillic or Latin, placed into one of the 56 prescribed shapes. Used by domestic producers.

The supplier’s/importer’s or manufacturer’s agent’s mark is made in the form of a stamp consisting of one numeral and one letter in Cyrillic or Latin, placed into one of the 56 prescribed shapes.

Assay office keep list of registered supplier’s marks in the central registry.

 

9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold

Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 0,5 g

Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
585
750
840
900
950
999
  • Silver

Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 3.0 g

Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
800
925
950
999
  • Platinum

Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0g

Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
850
900
950
999
  • Palladium
Fineness (ppt) Symbol Traditional symbol
500
950
999

 

  • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials are allowed but technical restrictions apply.

10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

 

(i) Convention hallmarks: Member of International Convention

(ii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

 

None

 

11. Other IAAO observers in country

None.

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Mar
26

1. Country: Slovenia

 

2. Summary of hallmarking system: State. Compulsory.

 

3. Ministry responsible:

 

Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Ministrstvo za visoko šolstvo, znanost in tehnologijo
Kotnikova 38
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000
Slovenia Tel: +386 1478 46 00
E-mail: gp.mvzt@gov.si
Web Site: www.mvzt.gov.si

 

 

4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

 

Name and contact details

Member IAAO

Urad RS za meroslovje
Tkalska ulica 15
Celje, Slovenia 3000
Slovenia

Tel: +386 3 428 07 50

E-mail: gp.mirs@gov.si

Web Site: www.mirs.gov.si

Yes

 

5. Other representative bodies:

 

   

 

6. Assay Offices:

 

Name and contact details

Mark

Member IAAO

Urad RS za meroslovje, Enota Ljubljana
Grudnovo nabrežje 17
Ljubljana, Slovenia 1000
Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 244 27 08
E-mail: gp.mirs@gov.si
Web Site: www.mirs.gov.si

Yes

Urad RS za meroslovje
Tkalska ulica 15
Celje, Slovenia 3000
Slovenia

Tel: +386 3 428 07 61
E-mail: gp.mirs@gov.si
Web Site: www.mirs.gov.si

Yes

 

7. Typical mark formation:

 A legal hallmark in Slovenia comprises three marks:

 

(i) A supplier`s mark

 

(ii) A fineness mark

 

(iii) An assay office mark

 

Example:

 

 

8. Sponsor mark details:

The supplier’s/manufacturer’s mark is made in the form of a stamp consisting of two letters in italic, placed into one of the 25 prescribed shapes.

 

Example:

The supplier’s/importer’s or manufacturer’s agent’s mark is made in the form of a stamp consisting of two numerals in italic, placed into one of the 4 prescribed shapes.

Example:

Both assay offices keep list of registered supplier`s marks in the central registry.

 

 

9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

  • Gold

Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 1 g.

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

333  
375  
417  
500  

585

 

750

 
800  

840

 

900

 

916

 
986  
990  

999

 

 

  • Silver

Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 7 g.

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

800  

835

 

900

 

925

 

999

 

 

  • Platinum

Fineness (ppt)

Symbol

Traditional symbol

850

 

900

 

950

 

999

 

 

  • Palladium

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 1 g.

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    500

     

    950

     

    999

     
    • Other metals

    Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials are allowed but technical restrictions apply.

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks

    The Country is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

    Yes

    Netherlands (NL)

    Yes

    Cyprus (CY)

    Yes

    Norway (NO)

    Yes

    Czech Republic (CZ)

    Yes

    Malta (MA)

    No

    Denmark (DK)

    Yes

    Poland (PL)

    Yes

    Estonia (EE)

    Yes

    Slovakia (SK)

    Yes

    Finland (FI)

    Yes

    Spain (ES)

    Yes

    France (FR)

    Yes

    Sweden (SE)

    Yes

    Hungary (HU)

    Yes

    Switzerland (CH)

    Yes

    Ireland (EI)

    Yes

    Ukraine (UA)

    No

    Latvia (LV)

    Yes

    United Kingdom (UK)

    No

    Lithuania (LT) Yes    

     



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

    None.

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    26

    1. Country: Portugal

     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

    The Portuguese hallmarking system is a compulsory system. The control is performed by the Lisbon and Oporto Assay Offices, which are official independent services integrated in INCM, the Portuguese Mint and Print.

     

    3. Ministry responsible:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

     

     

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Bárbara Vasconcelos
    Portuguese Assay Offices
    Av. António Jose de Almeida

    1000-042 Lisboa

    Tel: +351 217810700

    Fax: +351 217810726

    E-mail: barbara.vasconcelos@incm.pt

     

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Name and contact details:
    Isabel Maria Correia de Morais
    Head of Oporto Assay Office
    Rua Visconde de Bobeda

    4000-109 Porto

    Tel: +351 225198100

    Fax: + 351 215198147

    E-mail: Isabel.morais@incm.pt

    Web Site: www.incm.pt/site_en/area_act_contrastarias.html

     

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Armanda Petrucci
    Lisbon Assay Office
    Av. António Jose de Almeida 1000-042 Lisboa
    Tel: +351 217810710

    Fax: +351 217810726

    E-mail: armanda.petrucci@incm.pt

    Web Site: www.incm.pt/site_en/area_act_contrastarias.html

     

     

    Isabel Maria Correia de Morais
    Head of Oporto Assay Office
    Rua Visconde de Bobeda

    4000-109 Porto

    Tel: +351 225198100

    Fax: + 351 215198147

    E-mail: Isabel.morais@incm.pt Web Site: www.incm.pt/site_en/area_act_contrastarias.html

     

     

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

     

    A legal hallmark in the Portugal comprises three marks:

     

    (i) A sponsor’s mark – one (1)

     

    (ii) A millesimal fineness mark – one (1) together with the Assay Office Mark

     

    (iii) An assay office mark.

     

    Example:

    Voluntary marks are NOT in addition to the compulsory marks above.

     

     

    8. Sponsor mark details: The design of the responsibility mark must have the following characteristics: an initial letter of the name of the entity, an exclusive symbol that cannot be confused with others that already exist and not sourced from the animal kingdom, surrounded by a shield. After the punch design has been approved, the punch and a stamp bearing the design must be ordered and handed over to the assay office until possession is taken.

     

    Example:

     

     

    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    Hallmarking is required for ALL gold articles.

    Fineness (ppt)

    Lisbon’s symbol

    Porto’s symbol

    375

    585

    750

    800

    916

    999

     

    • Silver

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 1 g.

    Fineness (ppt)

    Lisbon’s symbol

    Porto’s symbol

    800

    830

    835

    925

    999

     

    • Platinum

    Hallmarking is required for ALL platinum articles.

    Fineness (ppt)

    Lisbon’s symbol

    Porto’s symbol

    850

    900

    950

    999

     

    • Palladium

    Hallmarking is not required for palladium articles in Portugal at the moment. 

    • Other metals

    Not allowed in Portugal.

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks

    The Country is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – requirements

    The Portugal accepts national hallmarks from other countries as part of the Houtwipper ruling. The marks must be intelligible and equivalent. The definition of equivalence essentially follows the guidelines outlined by the Hallmarking Convention.

     

    (iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

    No

    Netherlands (NL)

    Yes*

    Cyprus (CY)

    No

    Norway (NO)

    No

    Czech Republic (CZ)

    No

    Malta (MA)

    No

    Denmark (DK)

    No

    Poland (PL)

    No

    Estonia (EE)

    No

    Slovakia (SK)

    No

    Finland (FI)

    No

    Slovenia (SL)

    No

    France (FR)

    No

    Spain (ES)

    Yes**

    Hungary (HU)

    No

    Sweden (SE)

    No

    Ireland (EI)

    No

    Switzerland (CH)

    No

    Latvia (LV)

    No

    Ukraine (UA)

    No

    Lithuania (LT) No United Kingdom (UK) Yes*

     

    * These countries requested the equivalence under Houtwipper to the Portuguese Institute for Quality. All the articles coming from the other countries must bear the Convention Mark or be submitted to control in the Portuguese Assay Offices

    ** The PIQ does not recognise countries but independent bodies, so there are hallmarks from Spain not recognised in Portugal



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

    None.

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    Mar
    26

    1. Country: Finland

     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

    Statutory facultative system, where precious metal articles can be tested and hallmarked at assay offices, although articles can also be marked by producers. At least two marks are needed when an article is brought onto the Finnish market: a registered responsibility mark + a fineness mark or the assay office mark + a fineness mark.

     

    3. Ministry responsible:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Ministry of Employment and the Economy
    P.O. Box 32
    FI-00023 Government, FINLAND
    Tel: +358 10 60 6000

    Fax: +358 9 1606 2166

    E-mail: kirjaamo@tem.fi

    Web site: www.tem.fi

    No

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)
    P.O.Box 66 (Opastinsilta 12 B)
    FI-00521 Helsinki, Finland
    Tel: +358 10 6052 000

    Fax: +358 9 605 474

    E-mail: kirjaamo@tukes.fi

    Web Site: www.tukes.fi

    Observer

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    None.

     

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Inspecta Oy
    P.O.Box 95 (Miestentie 3, B)
    FI-02151Espoo, Finland

    Tel: +358 10 521 6371 Fax: +44 2078149353

    E-mail: assayoffice@inspecta.com

    Web Site: www.inspecta.com

    Yes

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

    At least two marks are needed when an article is brought onto the Finnish market: a registered responsibility mark + a fineness mark or the assay office mark + a fineness mark.

     

    Articles of precious metals containing a minimum of 1 gram of gold, platinum or palladium are subject to the mandatory markings. For silver products, the limit is 10 grams. The marking of articles whose precious metal content is below the weight limits is voluntary. Should any marks be used on them, they must include the fine­ness mark at the very least.

     

    (i)         (A sponsor’s mark.) A responsibility mark

     

    (ii)        A millesimal fineness mark.

     

    (iii)       An assay office mark.

     

    Example:



    Voluntary marks are sometimes applied in addition to the compulsory marks above.  These include:

     

    (iv)       A date mark http://www.tukes.fi/fi/Toimialat/Jalometallituotteet/vuosileima-avain/

     

    (v)       A locality mark

     

    Example:

     

     

     

    8. Sponsor mark details:

     

    The responsibility mark indicates the importer, manufacturer or seller who is responsible for the article and its conformity with requirements. The responsibility mark must be registered with Tukes.
    Today, only capital letters are approved for the responsibility mark. Nevertheless, any responsibility mark registered before 2001 can be used – provided that the registration is conformed at regular intervals.

     

    Example:

     

     

    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    375

     

    585

    750

    916

    999

     

    • Silver

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 10 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    800

    830

    925

    999

     

    • Platinum

    Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    850

     

    900

    950

    999

     

    • Palladium

    Hallmarking is required for palladium articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    500

     

    850

    950

    999

     

    • Other metals

    An article of precious metals may consist of various metal parts. Generally, no other metal whose appearance and colour is similar to the relevant precious metal can be affixed to the article.
    Should any parts made of other metals or materials be used, the parts which are not of the relevant precious metal subject to marking should be indicated with a per­manent marking, e.g. metal or another clear indication used for the metal or material. If the other parts cannot be marked for technical reasons, they must be clearly distinguishable from the relevant precious metal subject to marking and be visible (e.g. enamel and stones). If the product contains clearly distinguishable parts made of various precious metals, it is recommended that each of them be marked with its own fineness mark.

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i)         Convention hallmarks

    The Country is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

     

    (ii)       National hallmarks – requirements

    Finland accepts national hallmarks from other countries as part of the Houtwipper ruling.  The marks must be intelligible and equivalent.  The definition of equivalence essentially follows the guidelines outlined by the Hallmarking Convention.

     

    (iii)       National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

     

    Netherlands (NL)

     

    Cyprus (CY)

     

    Norway (NO)

     

    Czech Republic (CZ)

     

    Malta (MA)

     

    Denmark (DK)

     

    Poland (PL)

     

    Estonia (EE)

     

    Portugal (PT)

     

    Finland (FI)

     

    Slovakia (SK)

     

    France (FR)

     

    Slovenia (SL)

     

    Hungary (HU)

     

    Spain (ES)

     

    Ireland (EI)

     

    Sweden (SE)

     

    Latvia (LV)

     

    Switzerland (CH)

     

    Lithuania (LT)   Ukraine (UA)  
     

     

    United Kingdom (UK)

     



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

    None.

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    26

    1. Country: Czech Republic
     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

    State, Compulsory
     
    3. Ministry responsible:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
    Na Františku 32
    110 15 Praha 1
    Czech Republic

    Tel: +420 224 851 111

    Fax: +420 224 811 089

    E-mail: posta@mpo.cz

    Web site: www.mpo.cz

    No

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Puncovní úřad Praha
    Kozí 4
    110 00 Praha 1
    Czech Republic

    Tel: +420 225 982 111

    Fax: +420 225 982 201

    E-mail: info@puncovniurad.cz

    Web Site: www.puncovniurad.cz

    Yes

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    None.

     

     

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Puncovní úřad Praha
    Kozí 4
    110 00 Praha 1
    Czech Republic

    Tel: +420 225 982 111

    Fax: +420 225 982 201

    E-mail: info@puncovniurad.cz
    Web Site: www.puncovniurad.cz

    Yes

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

     

    A legal hallmark in the Czech Republic comprises three marks:

    (i) A sponsor’s mark – compulsory.

     

    (ii) A millesimal fineness mark – voluntary, for goods below the limit is compulsory.

     

    (iii) An assay office mark – compulsory.

     

    Example:



    Voluntary marks are sometimes applied in addition to the compulsory marks above. 

     

    Example:

     

     

    8. Sponsor mark details.

     

    Example:

     

     

    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 0,5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    585

     

    750

    900

    986

    999

     

    • Silver

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 3 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    800
    835

    900

    925

    959

    999

     

    • Platinum

    Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    800

     

    850

    900

    950

    999

     

    • Other metals

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks - Yes. The Czech Republic is a signatory to The Vienna Convention on the Control and Marking of Articles of Precious Metals and thus accepts items bearing Convention hallmarks.

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – requirements – Yes. The Czech Republic accepts national hallmarks from other countries as part of the Houtwipper ruling.  The marks must be intelligible and equivalent.  The definition of equivalence essentially follows the guidelines outlined by the Hallmarking Convention.

     

    (iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

    1

    Austria (AU)

    No

    Norway (NO)

    No

    Cyprus (CY)

    Yes

    Malta (MA)

    Yes

    Denmark (DK) No Poland (PL)

    Yes

    Estonia (EE)

    Yes

    Portugal (PT)

    Yes

    Finland (FI)

    Yes

    Slovakia (SK)

    Yes

    France (FR)

    No

    Slovenia (SL)

    Yes

    Hungary (HU)

    Yes

    Spain (ES)

    No

    Ireland (EI)

    Yes

    Sweden (SE)

    No

    Latvia (LV)

    Yes

    Switzerland (CH)

    No

    Lithuania (LT)

    Yes

    Ukraine (UA)

    No

    Netherlands (NL)

    No

    United Kingdom (UK)

    Yes



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

    None.

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    12

    1. Country: Norway

     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

     

    Hallmarking is a compulsory state requirement.

     

    3. Ministry responsible:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry
    Einar Gerhardsensplass 1, P.O.Box 8014 Dep
    Oslo 0030
    Norway
    Tel: + 47 22 24 90 90
    E-mail: postmottak@nhd.dep.no
    Web site: www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/nhd.html?id=709

    No

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Fetveien 99
    Kjeller 2007
    Norway
    B4 6AA
    Tel: 47 64 84 84 84
    E-mail: postmottak@justervesenet.no
    Web Site: www.justervesenet.no

    Yes

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

     

     

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Justervesenet
    NO – 2007 Norway
    Tel: + 47 64 84 84 00
    Fax: + 47 64 84 84 85
    E-mail: postmottak@justervesenet.no
    Web Site: www.justervesenet.no

     

    Yes

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

    8. Sponsor mark details:

     


    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    • Silver

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 7.78 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    • Platinum

    Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Palladium

    Hallmarking is required for palladium articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Other metals

     

    • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

     

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks

     

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – requirements

     

     

    (iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

     

    Netherlands (NL)

     

    Cyprus (CY)

     

    Norway (NO)

     

    Czech Republic (CZ)

     

    Malta (MA)

     

    Denmark (DK)

     

    Poland (PL)

     

    Estonia (EE)

     

    Portugal (PT)

     

    Finland (FI)

     

    Slovakia (SK)

     

    France (FR)

     

    Slovenia (SL)

     

    Hungary (HU)

     

    Spain (ES)

     

    Ireland (EI)

     

    Sweden (SE)

     

    Latvia (LV)

     

    Switzerland (CH)

     

    Lithuania (LT)

     

    Ukraine (UA)

     



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

     

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    1. Country: Spain

     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

     

    Hallmarking is a compulsory state requiremet carried out according to the Law 17/1985, and developed by the R.D. 197/1988:
    • Law 17/1985 of 01.07.1985 (BOE of 03.07.1985), it regulates the manufacture, traffic and commercialization of objects elaborated with precious metals, the national legislation brings other countries near to, contrast and marked with the objects, laboratories authorized by the tests and hallmarkinh, requirements for the commercialization of the interior products and of the foreigner, competitions, infractions and sanctions. Affected by several dispositions.

    • R.D. 197/1988 of 22.02.1988 (BOE of 10.03.1988), It regulates of the Law 17/1985: obligation of the contrast: identification of origin and guarantee, type of laboratories of contrastación: requirements, tests and analysis of these objects, types of manufacturers, technical requirements for the manufacture: materials, regulation of the commercial establishments: presentation of the products, exterior trade: import and export, trade of the precious secondhand metals, infractions and sanctions.

    • Order of 15.12.1988 (DOGC of 23.12.1988), application in Catalonia of the Law 17/1985: inscription to the record of the brand of contrast of origin of the manufacturers or importers: documentation, official and authorized laboratories: functions, technical and human means, authorization, validity, rates and tests, contrasts, official laws. Affected on order of 09.10.1989.

    • Order of 11.02.2000 by which the annexe I is modified of the RD 1406/1989 of 10 November by which limitations are imposed to the commercialization and you of certain substances and prepared dangerous (nickel and his components).

     

    3. Ministry responsible:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Direcció General d’Energia, Mines i Seguretat Industrial
    Av. Diagonal, 405 bis
    Barcelona 08008
    Spain
    Tel: (93) 484 95 85

    No

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Official laboratory C-2: Col·legi Oficial de Joiers, d’Orfebres, de Rellotgers i de Gemmòlegs de Catalunya.
    Sant Elies, 11-19 Apartaments del 72 al 79 (entrada per Brusi, 45)
    Barcelona 08006
    Spain
    Tel: 93 217 05 16
    Fax: 0870 763 1814
    E-mail: laboratori@jorgc.org
    Web Site: www.jorg.org

    Yes

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

    Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Official laboratory C-2: Col·legi Oficial de Joiers, d’Orfebres, de Rellotgers i de Gemmòlegs de Catalunya.
    Sant Elies, 11-19 Apartaments del 72 al 79 (entrada per Brusi, 45)
    Barcelona 08006
    Spain
    Tel: 93 217 05 16
    Fax: 0870 763 1814
    E-mail: laboratori@jorgc.org
    Web Site: www.jorg.org

    Yes

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Valencia Community Assay Office: V1 (AIMME)
    Address: Instituto Tecnológico Metal-Mecánico (AIMME)
    Parque Tecnológico
    Av. Leonardo da Vinci, 38
    ES-46980 PATERNA
    Tel: +34 961 85 59
    Fax: +34 961 81 68
    E-mail: glloret@aimme.es
    Web site: www.aimme.es

     

     

    Madrid Community Assay Office: M1 (CLM)
    Address: Centro de Laboratorios de Madrid (CLM)
    Valentín Beato, 16
    ES-28037 MADRID
    Tel: +34 913 27 07 14
    Fax: +34 913 27 19 74
    E-mail: aca@clysim.com
    Web site: www.clysim.com

     

     

    Andalusia Community Assay Office: A1 (SAVECO)                                         
    Address: Sociedad Andaluza de Verificación y Contraste de
    Metales Preciosos (SAVECO)
    Ctra. Palma del Río, km. 3,3
    ES-14005 CÓRDOBA
    Tel: +34 957 41 18 67
    Fax: +34 957 08 58 25
    E-mail: gerencia@saveco.es
    Web site: www.saveco.es

     

     

    Galicia Community Assay Office: G1 (D.G. de Industria)
    Address: Dirección Xeral de Industria, Enerxía e Minas
    Laboratorio Oficial de Contrastación de Metais Preciosos
    Polígono de la Grela. Rúa Torres Quevedo, 3-5
    ES-15071 A CORUÑA
    Tel: +34 881 88 16 20
    Fax: +34 981 25 94 24
    E-mail: lab.metales.preciosos@xunta.es
    www.
       

    Catalonia Community Assay Office 1: C1 (LGAI T.C.)
    Address: LGAI Technological Center
    Apartado de Correos 18
    ES-08193 BELLATERRA
    Tel: +34 935 67 20 00
    Fax: +34 935 67 20 01
    E-mail: igarmendia@appluscorp.com
    Web site: www.applus.com

       

    Catalonia Community Assay Office 2: C2 (JORGC)
    Address: Col·legi Oficial de Joiers, d’Orfebres, de Rellotgers i
    de Gemmòlegs de Catalunya
    Sant Elies, 11-19
    ES-08006 BARCELONA
    Tel: +34 932 17 05 16
    Fax: +34 934 15 20 92
    E-mail: joan.ignasi.moreu@jorgc.org
    Web site: www.jorgc.org

       

    Balearic Community – Menorca Assay Office: B2 (ITEB)
    Address: Instituto Tecnológico de la Bisutería
    Cap d’Artrutx, 3. Poima
    ES-07714 MAHÓN
    Tel: +34 971 36 18 02
    Fax: +34 971 36 28 13
    E-mail: epastor@iteb.es
    Web site: www.iteb.es

     

     

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

     

    They have to be commercialized by the following marks:
    1. Mark of guarantee:
    It accredits the alloy of the metal and only she can be put by the Official or Authorized Laboratories of the Autonomous Communities (annexe I and mark of guarantee) accrediting the official law of the precious metal:Platinum: 950 fineness (ppt), Au first law: 750 fineness (ppt), Au second law: 585 fineness (ppt), Silver first law: 925 fineness (ppt), Silver second law: 800 fineness (ppt).
    2. Mark of identification of origin: It accredits to the person or company that has made and / or imported the object destined for the commercialization inside the Spanish territory. This mark has to be registered to the Spanish Office of Patents and Marks and can be of free design, on condition of not being does not surround by any geometric figure nor have a measure superior to that of the brands of guarantee.

    When an object could not be marked for his weight or for his special characteristics, it will have to take welded a plate or hooked a label with the marks of guarantee and of identification of origin for his commercialization. These plates and substitute labels are facilitated by the Official Laboratories.



    8. Sponsor mark details:

     


    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    Hallmarking is required for gold articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    375

     

     

    585

     

    750  

       

    • Silver

    Hallmarking is required for silver articles above 1.5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

    800

     

     

     

     

    925

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

    • Platinum

    Hallmarking is required for platinum articles above 0.5 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Palladium

    Hallmarking is required for palladium articles above 1 g

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Other metals

     

    • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

    Allowed but technical restrictions apply.

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks

    Member of International Convention

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – requirements

     

     

    (iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

     

    Netherlands (NL)

     

    Cyprus (CY)

     

    Norway (NO)

     

    Czech Republic (CZ)

     

    Malta (MA)

     

    Denmark (DK)

     

    Poland (PL)

     

    Estonia (EE)

     

    Portugal (PT)

     

    Finland (FI)

     

    Slovakia (SK)

     

    France (FR)

     

    Slovenia (SL)

     

    Hungary (HU)

     

    Spain (ES)

     

    Ireland (EI)

     

    Sweden (SE)

     

    Latvia (LV)

     

    Switzerland (CH)

     

    Lithuania (LT)

     

    Ukraine (UA)

     



    11. Other IAAO observers in country

    None.

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    12

    1. Country: Ireland

     

    2. Summary of hallmarking system:

     

    Hallmarking is a compulsory state requirement.

     

    3. Ministry responsible:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

    Competition & Consumer Policy Section,

    Earlsfort Centre,

    Lr Hatch St, Dublin 2

    Ireland

    Tel: +353 1 631 2121

    Fax: +353 1 631 2827

    E-mail: info@deti.ie

    Web site: www.deti.ie

    No

     

    4. Contact Point for Hallmarking Information:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

    Assay Office

    Dublin Castle Dublin 2

    Ireland

    Tel: +353 14 75 12 86

    Fax: +353 14 78 38 38

    E-mail: rlebas@assay.ie

    Web Site:

    Yes

     

    5. Other representative bodies:

     

     Name and contact details

    Member IAAO

     

     

    6. Assay Offices:

     

    Name and contact details

    Mark

    Member IAAO

    Assay Office

    Dublin Castle Dublin 2

    Ireland

    Tel: +353 14 75 12 86

    Fax: +353 14 78 38 38

    E-mail: rlebas@assay.ie

    Web Site:

    Yes

     

    7. Typical mark formation:

     

     

     

    8. Sponsor mark details:

     

     

    9. Finenesses accepted and fineness mark details:

    • Gold

    No weight exemption

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    375

    585

    750

    916

    990

    999

     

    • Silver

    No weight exemption

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    800

     

    925

    958

    999

     

    • Platinum

    No weight exemption

    Fineness (ppt)

    Symbol

    Traditional symbol

    850

     

    900

     

    950

     

    999

     

     

     

    • Other metals

     

    • Mixtures of precious metals and other metals and materials

     

     

    10. Hallmarks accepted from other countries:

     

    (i) Convention hallmarks

     

     

    (ii) National hallmarks – requirements

     

     

    (iii) National hallmarks – EEA countries accepted

     

    Austria (AU)

    Netherlands (NL)

    Cyprus (CY)

    Norway (NO)

    Czech Republic (CZ)

    Malta (MA)

    Denmark (DK)

    Poland (PL)

    Estonia (EE)

    Portugal (PT)

    Finland (FI)

    Slovakia (SK)

    France (FR)

    Slovenia (SL)

    Hungary (HU)

    Spain (ES)

    Ireland (EI)

    Sweden (SE)

    Latvia (LV)

    Switzerland (CH)

    Lithuania (LT)

    Ukraine (UA)



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