—(1) Subject to section 40, no person shall use for trade any unit of measurement of length, area, volume, capacity, mass or weight which is not included in the First Schedule.
(2) No person shall use the carat (metric) for trade except for the purposes of transactions in precious stones or pearls.
(3) [Deleted by Act 30/2005 wef 01/01/2006]
(4) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence, and any measure or weight used, or in any person’s possession for use, in contravention of any of those subsections shall be liable to be forfeited.
(5) The Minister may by regulations prescribe what may be treated for the purposes of use for trade as the equivalent of, or of any multiple or fraction of, any unit of measurement or weight included in the First Schedule in terms of any other such unit.
(6) Subsection (1) shall not apply to the prescribing of, or the dispensing of a prescription for, drugs, and nothing in any regulations made under subsection (5) shall apply to any transaction in drugs; but the Minister for Health may by regulations, which shall have effect notwithstanding anything in, or in any subsidiary legislation made under, any other enactment —
prescribe what may be treated for the purposes of dealings with drugs as the equivalent of, or of any multiple or fraction of, any unit of measurement which is included in the First Schedule in terms of any other such unit;
require that any person carrying out any such dealing with drugs, as is specified in the regulations for the purposes of which the quantity of the drugs is expressed in terms of any such unit which is so specified, shall carry out that dealing in terms of such equivalent quantity prescribed under paragraph (a) as is so specified.