Trading Standards Regulations

Trading Standards

In addition to complying with some key legal requirements which apply when advertising and/or selling online, existing trading standards laws relating to business names, unfair trading practices and contracts for goods and services will also apply. Confirmation of having looked at the Trading Standards legislation and compliance to the Trading Standard regulations are included in the East Sussex 1Space Terms and Conditions

There are three sets of regulations that apply specifically to trading online:

The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulation 2002 – this applies to all websites that promote a business activity with one exception for very simple websites. For more information please go to: eCommerce & Distance Selling

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
For more information please go to eCommerce & Distance Selling

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
For more information please go to Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations

Additional Regulations not exclusive to online trading:

The Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumers Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008.
For more information please go to Cancellation of Contracts Concluded in a Customer's Home or Place of Works etc Regulations

Supply of Good and Services Act 1982.
For more information please go to Supply of Goods & Services

More detailed guidance on these regulations can be found at the following websites:

If you want more detailed advice please contact your local Trading Standards a:

If you are a food establishment, e.g. preparing meals, you may need to register with your local Environmental Health Service for a food hygiene inspection to be carried out. For more information, please visit your local district council's website.