The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), a professional membership association that represents trading standards officers working in the UK, has submitted evidence as part of the Cutting Red Tape review of Local Authorities. The aim of the Institute is to promote and protect the success of a modern vibrant economy and to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of citizens by empowering consumers, encouraging honest business, and targeting rogue traders.

In its submission, the CTSI states that there is room for exploring the role of standards, accreditation and assurance schemes, and codes of practice in the area of product regulation. Voluntary standards for example can be used by businesses to demonstrate they are applying best practice for a particular product and complying with their obligations to ensure the safety of those products.

Further details of the submission is available on the CTSI website.