Center's intervention against substandard items has led to 67 % decline in imports of toys
- Center's intervention against substandard items has led to a 67 percent decline in imports of Toys. Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ministry on Thursday said that the volume of import of toys into the Indian market has shown a consistently decreasing trend. The import of Toys to India has decreased from 332.55 million dollars in 2014-15 to 109.72 million dollars in 2021-22.
- Government has taken proactive steps to restrict import of sub-standard and unsafe toys and to promote domestic toy industry. A Quality Control Order for Toys was issued in February, 2020 through which toys have been brought under compulsory certification from Bureau of Indian Standards with effect from 1st January 2021.
- As per the Order, every toy in the market must conform to the requirements of relevant Indian Standard and bear the Standard Mark under a license from BIS. This order is applicable to domestic manufacturers as well as foreign manufacturers who intend to export their toys to India.
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Published date : 24 Mar 2023 05:34PM