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Testing specialists SGS gains China Compulsory Certification to help manufacturers sell toys into the region

The testing and certification company, SGS, has gained accreditation to test toys against the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) standard at its laboratory in Hong Kong. The development means that SGS can no carry out testing against the CCC standards and guide manufacturers through the process in its facilities in China. …

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Coronavirus will slow but not scupper LEGO’s plans for 80 brand store roll out across China this year

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will not scupper plans to roll out 80 new brand stores across China, the LEGO Group has insisted, despite the impact the virus has had on supply chains, its LEGOLAND parks and global offices. Speaking with the Asia Times, the Danish toymaker has underscored its design …

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Entertainment One’s Ricky Zoom to launch on CCTV-14 in China

Entertainment One’s hit pre-school animation, Ricky Zoom is gearing up to launch on CCTV-14 starting from March 23rd this year, following a successful kickstart to its broadcast campaign across China. The series made its debut in mainland China in June last year where it got off to a strong start …

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Coronavirus: Delayed re-opening of China’s factories will ‘have big impact on global economy’

Further delay to the reopening of the Chinese factories closed for quarantine over the coronavirus outbreak has stoked fears over the impact to be had upon the global economy. Across China, various provinces have posted different dates for an extended shutdown of operations and factories as the coronavirus outbreak continues …

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Toys taken off tariff table until December as US revises its taxation approach

In yet another development for the dramatic trade war between China and the US, a delay has been placed on a second tier of tariffs caught up within Trump’s fourth tranche of taxation on Chinese goods, exempting toys until at least December 15 this year. The Office of the United …

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MGA issues warning to world’s counterfeiters after factory raid seizes 20,000 knock-off toys in China

MGA Entertainment has issued a warning to counterfeiters of the toymaker’s portfolio of products and the retailers that stock them, redoubling its efforts to bring the lawbreakers to justice. The announcement was made by the company’s CEO, Isaac Larian, following a raid on a Chinese toy factory during which a …

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Trump’s 10 per cent tax on $300bn of China goods (including toys) to begin September

Almost as abruptly as it was taken off the table one month ago, US President Donald Trump has announced that the threatened next round of tariffs will come into effect on goods shipped from China by September 1. It was only a matter of weeks ago that the industry’s concerns …

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“25 per cent tariffs on toys will devastate our industry,” comes cry as trade war rages on

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has revealed that it has been ordered to “begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, valued at approximately $300 billion.” The details emerges just days after US president Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 …

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