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Consumer Protection (Business)

Consumer Protection

The Environmental Health Department will provide advice and support to assist businesses in complying with consumer protection legislation.  We carry out inspections, sample and test goods to ensure they meet safety standards and investigate complaints from consumers.

We will provide information and advice for manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to ensure all products placed on the market are safe.  General product safety is regulated by the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (GPS Regulations). These Regulations apply to all products (new and second-hand) used by consumers. Other products must comply with specific legislation which will take precedence.

Northern Ireland Protocol Business Guidance Publication
The UK Government published business guidance setting out how it intends to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol, and the requirements businesses in NI will need to comply with across customs, agriculture and manufactured goods. This guidance includes the placing of goods on the NI market, and the market surveillance that goods in NI will be subject to. It also covers how NI goods will be treated with respect to placing on the GB market, including reference to conformity assessment and UKCA mark

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