TSI response (PDF 112KB). TSI is concerned that authorised officers do not appear to have the power to seize documents and records which they have reason to believe may be required as evidence in proceedings under these Regulations. TSI is also concerned that the manner in which abbreviations are used in the Regulations could cause confusion.
17 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 125KB). TSI feels that, in the main, the amended guidance is helpful and adequately and clearly reflects the requirements of the legislation.
16 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 107KB). TSI agrees in principle with the measures proposed, although it is to be hoped that an attempt is made to resolve matters before civil sanctions are issued and that the cost sharing option is made known to businesses before the programme of risk-based testing commences.
15 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 137KB). TSI welcomes this guidance and believes that it will prove useful. The section on so-called comparative assertions is particularly useful.
15 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 127KB). TSI supports the proposal for the Civil Aviation Authority to take an enforcement role with this legislation but is disappointed that there is no provision for Trading Standards to be able to provide intelligence of major problems which would have been highlighted in Trading Standards investigations.
14 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 112KB). TSI believes that the proposals set out in this consultation should go some way to reducing the number of official inspections carried out on dairy farms. TSI also bellieves that, furthermore, the proposed arrangement on Dairy Hygiene Inspections is a positive step to show the farming community that official inspection agencies can work with Assurance Schemes to reduce the inspection burden on farmers.
7 Jun 2010
TSI response (PDF 116KB). Apart from some concerns about detail, TSI welcomes the additional powers offered by Part 3 of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act as being valuable and appropriate. TSI therefore supports this initiative in testing the waters to ensure that the potential value of such new measures is realised.
28 May 2010
TSI response (PDF 113KB). TSI is concerned that the European Commission does not fully appreciate the role of TSOs in inland detection of imported counterfeit goods in the UK. Currently, European Regulations prevent HM Revenue and Customs sharing information on counterfeit goods with Trading Standards Services - this gateway must be opened.
25 May 2010
TSI response (PDF 147KB). TSI is keen to engage with the Government to produce an EPC regime that encourages compliance and supports enforcement. But the current EPC Regulations need more than a few minor "tweaks".
25 May 2010
TSI response (PDF 113KB). TSI is in general agreement with the proposals presented.
24 May 2010