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Trading standards

Our aim is to provide a fair and safe trading environment for the consumers and businesses of Dorset, through education, advice, enforcement, and by working together with our partners.

Consumer advice

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Where to go for consumer advice, to complain about a business, find approved traders, learn about and report a scam or get a 'No Uninvited Doorstep Traders' sticker.

Business advice

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We offer advice and information to help local businesses comply with the law and work to national guidelines known as the Home Authority Principle.

Animal health

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We help promote and maintain standards of animal health and welfare alongside disease control. We are responsible for enforcing over 150 acts, orders and regulations.

Dorset Buy With Confidence

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If you are looking for a Trading Standards approved trader, are a business wanting our approval, or would like to recommend a trader to us.

Trading Standards News

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Find out about the latest Trading Standards news and issues in Dorset .

About Dorset trading standards

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Learn more about our current focus, plans and enforcement.
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