TSI response (PDF 202KB). A detailed 15-page response in which TSI describes the central role of Trading Standards in the current consumer credit regime (intelligence gathering, enforcement, Illegal Money Lending Teams, provision of information and advice to consumers and businesses) and states that the profession will lend its support to whatever option the Government decides upon, just has it has so successfully in the past. The Institute warns, however, that it is vital that the Consumer Credit legislation is not de-regulated and that now is an ideal opportunity to strengthen some areas in which TSI feels there to be a weakness. ...
22 Mar 2011
TSI response (PDF 129KB). TSI draws the Commission's attention to some very good examples of coordinating training and qualifications across the EU and EEA, such as the initiatives under the PROSAFE umbrella (TSI plays a leading role in PROSAFE, the Product Safety Enforcement Forum of Europe).
15 Mar 2011
TSI/ACTSO/TSNW joint response (PDF 105KB). TSI, the Association of Chief Trading Standards Officers, and Trading Standards North West identifies the need to set an equitable balance between 'fair use' and 'infringement'. There is a risk that any relaxation of the current copyright protection regime could create a 'counterfeiters' charter' by creating a veneer of legitimacy for criminal activities. Such an environment would be more costly for businesses as it would increase the need for civil action in order to protect their rights.
10 Mar 2011
TSI response (PDF 60.6KB). The Trading Standards Institute has submitted a brief comment on labelling.
24 Dec 2010
TSI response (PDF 129KB). The Trading Standards Institute raises a number of issues with the current provisions that it believes hinders compliance and enforcement.
21 Dec 2010
TSI response (PDF 127KB). The Trading Standards Institute supports a modernisation of the current Directive in order to enhance the health policies of Member States.
15 Dec 2010
TSI response (PDF 112KB). TSI takes the opportunity to state its support for the work being done in this area by BIS.
10 Dec 2010
TSI response (PDF 116KB). TSI welcomes the proposed amendment concerning whether food business operators should continue to operate pending the outcome of an appeal against decisions to refuse or withdraw their approval for handling products of animal origin.
10 Dec 2010
TSI response (PDF 167KB). TSI suggests that consumer confidence would be increased if the law governing a contract within the internal market were to be the law of the member state in which the consumer lives until such time as a common clear system runs through the internal market.
23 Nov 2010
TSI response (PDF 161KB). TSI has submitted a detailed response to this consultation, the implications of which could mean drastic changes for Trading Standards.
23 Nov 2010