Aug
27
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 »

Aug
27
Toy industry in India on the verge of collapse Request 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 »

Jul
22
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.  

Jul
17
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 »

May
12
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 »

Jan
4
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 »

Jan
2
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 »

Dec
4
Philippine’s FDA reminds consumers to avoid purchasing improperly labelled unsafe toys

The Philippine’s FDA has reminded consumers to only purchase toys that have been properly labeled in accordance with Philippines regulations. CONSUMER INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE AND USE OF TOY AND CHILD CARE ARTICLES (TCCA) DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

Jan
26
Indonesia

Ministry of Trade implements new post-border check procedure for certain products, including toys: Beginning 1 February, the Customs Office will no longer inspect products at the border to ensure that they comply with Indonesian regulations. The new post-border check procedure is applicable to 21 product categories that fall under 2,642 HS codes, including the special … READ MORE »

Jan
3
Indonesia

Indonesian Ministry of Industry appoints TUV Rheinland to certify toy products in accordance with SNI standards: TUV Rheinland has a toy testing facility in Infinia Park, South Jakarta, where they carry out 35 tests on toys. These tests are conducted in accordance with SNI’s standards for mechanical testing, flammability tests, and electrical toy safety. The … READ MORE »