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Services in Christchurch

Trading Standards business advice

Get Trading Standards approved

If your business has been operating for a minimum of 6 months and you are committed to good customer service, then through the Buy with Confidence scheme, you can become Trading Standards approved.

Contact Christchurch Trading Standards.

Online resources

Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation.

You can also find in-depth guides about what, where and how you sell products and services, including selling age restricted products.

Our partners TSSW Ltd. offer comprehensive training materials through an online subscription-only package.

Licences and registrations

All licences offered by the council can be found in our licences, permits and registrations section.


  • Explosives licences
  • Petroleum storage certificates

Our charges

We charge for some of our services, schemes and licences. Please see our current Trading Standards fees.

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