Toys imported from China must meet the same safety standards as toys manufactured in the European Union (EU). This includes compliance with the Toy Safety Directive (TSD), which sets out specific requirements for toys in relation to their safety, health, and environmental protection.
Before importing toys from China, it is important to ensure that the toys comply with all relevant EU requirements, including:
It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that the toys meet all EU requirements before importing them into the EU. If the toys are found to be non-compliant, they can be subject to penalties, seizure, and even a ban from the EU market. In addition to the above, it is also important to be aware of other regulations such as the REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals), which sets out requirements for the presence of hazardous substances in toys and other products.