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What do Trading Standards cover?

Trading Standards provide advice to:

  • local business to assist with legislation compliance
  • consumers regarding their rights
  • consumers to resolve disputes, through our partners Advice Scotland

Trading Standards enforce the law across a range of subject areas including:

  • age restricted products
  • agriculture
  • animal health and welfare
  • fair trading, which includes:
    • pricing
    • descriptions of goods, digital content and services
    • terms and conditions
  • petrol and fireworks storage
  • intellectual property (for example, counterfeiting)
  • product safety
  • weights and measures

Find out more about Trading Standards: powers, enforcement and penalties.

Report a Trading Standards issue

Report an issue to North Ayrshire Trading Standards as follows:


Email the Trading Standards Team


01294 310100


North Ayrshire Council, Trading Standards, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE