ATPA is hiring!

Are you interested in the toy industry and want to help keep children happy? Here at ATPA, we are a growing organisation and our reach in the Asia Pacific is expanding. We offer a range of engagement opportunities – both part and full time, ATPA Internship Programme: ATPA_Intern JD ATPA Project Based Engagement: ATPA_BD_JD Drop … READ MORE »

The India Toy Fair 2021

From 27th February to 4th March 2021, India hosted its inspiring inaugural Toy Fair. Through the first-ever digitally accessible exhibition and platform, participants could not only browse and buy toys but also participate in events, activities and network with the various stakeholders of the Toy Industry.  ATPA is delighted & proud to have supported The India Toy Fair … READ MORE »

15 Asia-Pacific Nations have Signed The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the World’s Largest Trade Agreement

Involving 10 ASEAN members as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, the RCEP covers nearly a third of the world’s population and contributes approximately 30% of gross domestic product (GDP). Its main goal is to eliminate as much as 90% of the tariffs on imports between parties within 20 years of coming … READ MORE »

The Southeast Asia Toy Association Relaunches as Asia Toy and Play Association and Welcomes a New Board Member

The Board of the Southeast Asia Toy Association (SEATA) is pleased to announce the relaunch of SEATA as the Asia Toy and Play Association (ATPA) effective immediately. The relaunch reflects the expanded geographical scope of the organisation as it encompasses the rest of Asia (excluding China). Members will be able to access new business-oriented services … READ MORE »

Toy Industry in India on the Verge of Collapse and Requests Government to Enable Ease of Doing Business for the Sector

PRESS NOTE FROM THE ALL INDIA TOYS AND BABY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION (AITBA) The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted industry across the world and the toy industry in India is no exception. Sales since the beginning of 2020 have already seen a huge revenue loss. The Indian toy industry though nascent has a huge potential to grow; … READ MORE »

Uttar Pradesh Plans to Set up “Toy City” to Bolster Local Toy Manufacturing

22 July 2020 The 100 acre Toy City will be set up in Greater Noida and is expected to generate thousands of jobs. The local Toy Association is pushing to bring more indigenous goods to the market and reduce India’s dependence on foreign goods. Out of this 100 acres, 50 acres will be used to build 80 shops.  

Indonesian Businesses Push for Omnibus Bill as Labour Groups Raise Concerns

17 July 2020 Supporters believe that the bill would help stimulate the economy and keep businesses afloat during the Covid-19 economic downturn. The Omnibus bill aims to remove discriminatory practices against foreign investors and will hopefully boost the country’s competitiveness, creating jobs for the 6.4 million workers who have lost their jobs. The government is expected to … READ MORE »

A New Executive Director for SEATA

The Board of the Southeast Asia Toy Association (SEATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Matteo Vezzosi as its Executive Director with immediate effect. Matteo’s appointment marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the organisation as SEATA expands its scope and services to respond to members’ and evolving requirements of the … READ MORE »

Thailand: Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) in the Process of Amending Safety Standards for Toys

TISI is in the process of amending toy safety requirements stipulated in TISI Standard No.685-2540. The proposed changes include tightened restrictions on phthalates, mercury, and arsenic. The new requirements have been approved by the Industrial Product Council and will likely be published within the next three months.  SEATA will review the publicly available draft and … READ MORE »

Indonesia’s Toy Industry Needs Foreign Investment

The Indonesia Toy Association (AMI) wants the Indonesian Government to attract more foreign investment, particularly from China, by creating a conducive business environment with harmonized policies between central and regional governments. The toy association also asserted that increased investment would enable the local toy industry to adapt to new technology and increase production capacity. Facing … READ MORE »