29. Section 40 of the principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
—(1) The Minister may by regulations prescribe the transactions in which, notwithstanding anything in this Act, it shall be lawful to use any unit of the local customary weights and measures as may be specified in the Third Schedule and having the values defined therein.
(2) The Minister may, from time to time, by order amend the Third Schedule by removing any unit of measurement of length, of area, of volume, of capacity, or of mass or weight, as the case may be.
(3) Where any weighing or measuring instrument was being used for trade immediately before the date of commencement of the Weights and Measures (Amendment) Act 2005 in compliance with this Act in force immediately before that date —
nothing in section 7 shall prevent the continued use for trade of that weighing or measuring instrument notwithstanding that it does not have an Accuracy Label affixed to it; and
subject to subsection (4), nothing in section 7A or 7B shall prevent the weighing or measuring instrument from being affixed with a stamp or Accuracy Label notwithstanding that no letter of pattern approval has been issued in respect of that weighing or measuring instrument.
(4) Subsection (3)(b) shall not apply to any weighing or measuring instrument specified by the Board in a notification published in the Gazette.”.