Market News | HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair

Nov 2022

The CPSC has announced a recall of the following toys made in mainland China. Product: Stacking Toys.

Nov 2022

On 14 November 2022, the UK Government announced that it is extending the continued recognition of the CE marking to all businesses selling their products on the Great Britain (GB) market. Such recognition will remain until the end of 2024.

Oct 2022

With overseas arrivals freed from quarantine obligations, hopes are high that Hong Kong’s exhibition sector is set for imminent revival.

Sep 2022

Mexico has re-established for a two-year period a tariff-rate quota with an in-quota rate of zero for certain toys and baby products from all sources that are imported by eligible domestic producers.

Sep 2022

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a new mandatory federal safety standard that requires loose or separable magnets in certain magnet products to be either too large to swallow or weak enough to reduce the risk of internal injuries when swallowed.

Sep 2022

On 20 July, the Guangdong Provincial Administration for Market Regulation released rules for random sampling inspections of 52 types of products, including toys, pens, roller shoes, schoolbags, students’ supplies, sports helmets, knitted sports protective gear, exercise books, cleaning towels and pelt products.

Sep 2022

On July 13, 2022, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation published Announcement (No. 9 of 2022) approving amendments to three mandatory standards.

Aug 2022

Mexico is accepting comments from interested parties until around 23 September on two proposals to update the regulatory requirements for toys and establish formaldehyde limits for wooden boards and products made from these boards.

Aug 2022

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, China has seen a notable increase in the import of toys and has maintained its status as the world’s second largest toy market. In particular, imports of festive and other entertainment articles have almost tripled. The surge in China’s demand for toys is believed to be linked to the pandemic, as people are spending more time at home under the zero-infection policy, creating a keener demand for home entertainment.

Aug 2022

Massive in terms of both the size of its market and its environmental footprint, the toy industry is far from synonymous with sustainability. Two Hong Kong mothers, however, believe their innovative toy library platform could help bolster the sector’s green credentials.

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