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 … Continue reading “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 … Continue reading “Indonesia”

The Philippines

The House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill No. 6702, which aims to protect children from dangerous substances that can be found in toys: The bill outlaws the sale and distribution of all toys, and other children’s products, that contain harmful substances. This bill’s counter measure – Senate Bill No.1084 – still has to be … Continue reading “The Philippines”


Vietnam’s government is amending the Child Safety Regulations for toys, cracking down on traces of Phthalate recently found in toys: The Department of Quality Control conducted an investigation, which revealed that many toys contained levels of the toxic Phthalate that far exceeded the recommended limit. This crack down is predominantly targeted at toys manufactured in … Continue reading “Vietnam”