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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.

We charge for some of our services, schemes and licences. Please see the Trading Standards 2017/18 Fee Schedule (pdf, 238kb) (opens in a new window)

Buy With Confidence

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Are you a trader to be trusted? Would you like to be approved by Dorset County Council Trading Standards Service?

Advice to businesses

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We can give expert advice and guidance to Dorset businesses on a wide range of trading standards matters.

Divers clean air scheme

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A scheme has been set up for promoting confidence in the quality of divers' air supplied through Dorset dive shops.

Weights and measures

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We estimate that every week in the UK over a billion pounds of goods are weighed and measured at retail level alone.

Age restricted products

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We enforce the laws which cover the sale of certain goods to people who are too young to buy them.

Licences, registrations

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Information on explosives and petroleum licences and registrations.
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