Meaning of “Trading Standards” in the English Dictionary

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"Trading Standards" in Business English

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Trading Standardsnoun

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[ plural or U ] GOVERNMENT, COMMERCE in the UK, a local government department that checks that stores and restaurants are obeying laws for selling goods, food, etc.:

More than 106,000 complaints about rogue tradesmen are lodged with Trading Standards each year.
a Trading Standards officer/official
the Trading Standards Institute/Department

(Definition of “Trading Standards” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)