Trading Standards advice for businesses and consumers

Trading Standards

Summary of the services Trading Standards provides for businesses and consumers in East Sussex, including our enforcement policy.

Consumer advice and making complaints

Contact the Citizens Advice consumer service for general advice and to complain about goods and services.

Guidance for businesses

Business Companion is a free resource that provides guidance on current Trading Standards legislation.

Training for businesses

Trade Simple is a low cost high quality online training resource for businesses.

Approved traders

Find businesses approved by Trading Standards on the Checkatrade and Buy With Confidence websites.

Explosives and fireworks licences

Apply for licences and registrations to store and sell fireworks and other explosives.

Animal health and welfare

Licences, animal movements and pet passports, feed and other aspects of animal health.

Licence for storing petroleum

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service deal with safety and licences for businesses that store large amounts of petrol.

Product recalls and food safety alerts

Latest safety notices on hazardous food and dangerous products.

Age restricted products and volunteer purchasers

Volunteers are needed to help Trading Standards check that businesses aren’t selling goods to underage customers.

How to contact Trading Standards

Visiting our offices at County Hall for an appointment.