Trading Standards - advice for traders

Our Trading Standards team aim to help a fair and safe trading environment across Gwynedd. We support businesses through raising awareness and safeguarding users and community businesses within the County by providing advice and guidance.


Being able to display to your customers that you’re a company that can be trusted is very important. Buy with Confidence can help  you achieve this.

Benefits of being a member

  • It's a sign that your business is honest and reliable
  • As an independent scheme there is no need to contact several companies
  • Access to Trading Standards expertise and advice
  • Being listed on Buying with Confidence's website

Who can join?

Businesses that have been trading for over 6 months.
Businesses must go through checks before being admitted.

How much is it?
Members must pay an annual fee. The fee varies depending on the size of our business.

How do I apply?
Make an on-line application

Further details
Buy with Confidence

Contact us:

Online enquiry: Trading standards
Or phone 01766 771000

The law makes the selling of age restricted products to underage people a criminal offence, with various penalties.

The table below lists different goods and the age restrictions which apply to them:

Legal age
Product  Legal minimum age
 Tobacco products  18
 Fireworks  18
 Alcohol  18
 Lottery Tickets and scratch cards  18
 Lighter refills containing butane  18
 Knives and offensive weapons  18
 Aerosol paint containers  16
 DVDs, videos and computer games  12,15,18

If you let furnished or part furnished accommodation as a business activity,where the supply of the accommodation includes the supply of goods, the law applies to you. Examples are houses,flats, bedsits, holiday homes, caravans and boats.

The law applies to letting agents, estate agents and private landlords.


Contact Details

Online enquiry: Trading standards

Report a concern: Trading standards

Phone: 01766 771000

Address: Council Offices, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SH