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Jewellers on strike against hallmarking process

August 23, 2021 - PatialaPolitics

Jewellers in Patiala plan to down shutters for a few hours on Monday as a token strike against the process to provide hallmarking unique ID (HUID) for every piece of jewellery.New rules around hallmarking have upset the jewellery industry as it faces teething issues in the implementation of the new norms.

Jewellers are particularly piqued by the rules around HUID a unique code that will be given to every piece of jewellery at the time of hallmarking. HUID will help identify the jeweller or the Assaying and Hallmarking Centres (AHCs) which had hallmarked the jewellery.