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Assay Office

In the terms of the Judicial Regime of the Goldsmiths and Assay office, approved by law no. 98/2015, 18 August, an article with precious metal is legally marked when the following markings have been applied:

  • Marking of responsibility, fabrication or equivalent;

  • Marking of the Assay office and puncture mark of the touch.

As expressed in Article 3º of the RJOC, delineated:

  • «Assay Office marking», a mark that contains the engraving corresponding to the Assay office or the organism of testing and independent engraving that uses it and that corresponds, in general, to a certain metal and legal touch, used to certify the articles with precious metal with legal touches, under the terms and for the purposes in the RJOC;

  • «Marking of responsibility, of manufacture or equivalent», a mark that contains the engraving with identification of the responsible for placing the article with precious metal on the national market;


LEGAL MARKINGS OF PORTUGUESE ASSAY OFFICE

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MARKINGS FROM OTHER EU OR EEA COUNTRIES

Articles with precious metal from a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area can be placed in the national market without requiring the inspection and marking by the Assay office, provided they are in compliance with the requirements expressed in article 11º of the RJOC with the following markings applied:

  • Marking of responsibility, fabrication or equivalent;

  • Marking of the Assay office and puncture mark of the touch when it is not applied.

  • Document with registered proof of the responsibility marking, of fabrication or equivalent from the country that performed the control and guarantee of quality deposited at the assay office;

  • Recognition by the Portuguese Quality Institute, inspected favorably by the Director of the Assay ofifice, with the following cumulative prerequisites:
    • The informative content markings guaranteed by the touch, mark of Assay office and mark of touch, are equivalent to the markings of touch guarantee established by Judicial Regime of the Goldsmiths and Assay offices;
    • The informative content markings guaranteed by the touch, mark of Assay office and mark of touch, are not susceptible to incorrectly informing the consumer;
    • The conditions of marking of the marks of guarantee of touch, applied by the independent organization of testing and marking of the respective country that oversaw the quality control and guarantee, are equivalent to the established rules by the Judicial Regime of the Goldsmiths and Assay offices.

For more information related to the entities, the metals and the recognized markings, you may consult the Portuguese Institute of Quality.

Articles with precious metals originating from a member state of the European Union or of the European Economic Area (EEA) that find themselves deprived of the markings related to the respective legislation, but that are not deprived of the markings harbored by Portuguese legislation, should be tested and marked in advance by the Portuguese Assay offices or the Assay office of the recognized country of origin, for the effect of them being placed on the national market.

 

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