Trading Standards advice for businesses

Where to get help for your business

Fair trading

For help with selling goods online see the Business Companion guide on distance sales.

For help with dealing with a complaint you may have received, visit the Business Companion guide on the sale and supply of goods. 

Product safety

Take a look at the latest product recalls on the Trading Standards Institute website. These are products that have problems which could affect the safety of the user or consumer.

For details of how to get your products tested, for example toys, animal feed stuffs, please contact Edinburgh Scientific Services.

New and growing businesses

Primary Authority gives companies the right to form a statutory partnership with a single local authority, which then provides robust, assured and reliable advice for other councils to take into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.

Please contact us to find out more information about setting up a Primary Authority Partnership.

Personalised business information

Use our tool to build a pack of trading standards advice leaflets tailored to your individual business needs. 

Free business advice

Free business advice and support on topics such as marketing and finance is also available from Business Gateway.

Download our Enforcement policy (PDF - 256KB)

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