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Trading Standards (Business)


Trading Standards laws regulate the quantity, quality and safety of goods. Allowing traders to trade and encourage a level playing field. Our officers can take action against traders who breach trading standards legislation.

The website contains free and impartial information, and is Government-backed. It was set up by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute to provide guidance for businesses that need to know about all aspects of trading standards and consumer protection legislation. Ensure you select the Scotland option at the top of the page if you're trading in Scotland.

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Trading Standards operates a Trusted Trader scheme.

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