Trading Standards advice for businesses and consumers

What Trading Standards does

Find out more about the services we provide.

Training for businesses

We offer free and low-cost high quality online training for businesses.

Approved traders

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

Consumer advice and making complaints

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

Trading Standards incident report form

Online form to report doorstep sales and cold callers, loan sharks, counterfeit goods and underage sales.

Explosives and fireworks licences

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

Licence for storing petroleum

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

Animal health and welfare

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

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.