TIA opens up for Chinese manufacturers

The TIA is encouraging Chinese suppliers to attend next week’s safety conference in Guangzhou.
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The US trade body’s two-day conference will cover standards for toy safety, manufacturing and quality assurance practices, including recent updates to the ASTM standard, which are required for China’s toy factories.

In addition to Chinese officials, it will include presentations by representatives from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and quality assurance and regulatory compliance executives from Mattel and Hasbro.

“We urge North American toy companies to encourage their Chinese factories to attend,” said TIA president Carter Keithley (pictured). “With the recent changes to the ASTM standard, it is imperative that Chinese factories get up to speed.”

This year’s event will take place 17th-18th July. Registration costs approximately $187 per attendee.

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