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Improving Trading Standards in Wales

Penaethiaid Safonau Masnach Cymru Yn Gwella Safonau Masnach Yng Nghymru





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About Trading Standards Wales

Trading Standards Wales (TSW) represents the 20 Local Authority Trading Standards services across Wales.  We share information and awareness campaigns across the nation to protect consumers and safeguard legitimate business.

The benefits of working together and co-ordination across the region includes raising the profile of Trading Standards.

TSW coordinates advice and enforcement of laws that govern the way goods and services are sold, rented and hired to consumers.  Local Trading Standards officers carry out inspections and monitor or investigate complaints. We endeavour to work with businesses to help achieve compliance but ultimately, we can prosecute those who break the law.

Together, TSW tackles a wide range of issues including; product safety, doorstep crime and scams, underage sales, counterfeit goods and unfair trading as well as food standards and animal feed legislation.

In 2020-21 our work took a dramatic shift towards enforcement of emergency legislation in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health posed by COVID-19.

Trading Standards Wales has worked to support local Trading Standards in the enforcement of local business restrictions and closures during the lockdown periods through supporting and representing local authorities in discussions with government and trade bodies on a plethora of matters, including scams and travel and event cancellations whilst ensuring at the same time that unsafe PPE and sub-standard sanitisers are not being placed on the market.

Leaving the EU has also impacted on the profession’s work with product safety, food labelling and other rules being affected, with Trading Standards demonstrating its adaptability by producing appropriate and timely business advice and guidance.

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Mae Safonau Masnach Cymru (TSW) yn cynrychioli'r 20 gwasanaeth Safonau Masnach Awdurdodau Lleol ledled Cymru. Rydym yn rhannu ymgyrchoedd gwybodaeth ac ymwybyddiaeth ledled y wlad i amddiffyn defnyddwyr a diogelu busnes cyfreithlon.
 
Mae buddion cydweithio a chydlynu ar draws y rhanbarth yn cynnwys codi proffil Safonau Masnach.
 
Mae TSW yn cydlynu cyngor a gorfodi deddfau sy'n llywodraethu'r ffordd y mae nwyddau a gwasanaethau'n cael eu gwerthu, eu rhentu a'u llogi i ddefnyddwyr. Mae swyddogion Safonau Masnach Lleol yn cynnal arolygiadau ac yn monitro neu'n ymchwilio i gwynion.

Rydym yn ymdrechu i weithio gyda busnesau i helpu i sicrhau cydymffurfiaeth ond yn y pen draw, gallwn erlyn y rhai sy'n torri'r gyfraith.
 
Gyda'i gilydd, mae TSW yn mynd i'r afael ag ystod eang o faterion gan gynnwys; diogelwch cynnyrch, troseddau stepen drws a sgamiau, gwerthu dan oed, nwyddau ffug a masnachu annheg yn ogystal â safonau bwyd a deddfwriaeth bwyd anifeiliaid.
 
Yn 2020-21 cymerodd ein gwaith symudiad dramatig tuag at orfodi deddfwriaeth frys mewn ymateb i'r bygythiad difrifol a oedd ar ddod i iechyd y cyhoedd a berir gan COVID-19.
 
Mae Safonau Masnach Cymru wedi gweithio i gefnogi Safonau Masnach lleol wrth orfodi cyfyngiadau a chau busnesau lleol yn ystod y cyfnodau cloi trwy gefnogi a chynrychioli awdurdodau lleol mewn trafodaethau gyda'r llywodraeth a chyrff masnach ar lu o faterion, gan gynnwys sgamiau a chanslo teithio a digwyddiadau. sicrhau ar yr un pryd nad yw PPE anniogel a glanweithyddion is-safonol yn cael eu rhoi ar y farchnad.
 
Mae gadael yr UE hefyd wedi effeithio ar waith y proffesiwn gyda diogelwch cynnyrch, labelu bwyd a rheolau eraill yn cael eu heffeithio, gyda Safonau Masnach yn dangos ei allu i addasu trwy gynhyrchu cyngor ac arweiniad busnes priodol ac amserol.