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Sunday, February 22, 2009

INDIA / CHINA : A toys war !

JANUARY 23rd 2009 - 

With effect from Jan 23, the Indian government imposed a ban on Chinese toys for a period of six months. The Indian government has said the ban on toys was implemented on the grounds of 'public health and safety'. But some Indian analysts have suggested the move was aimed at shielding India's struggling toy industry against a flood of Chinese imports.

MARCH 2nd 2009 - 

With immediate effect, India lifted the ban on importing toys from China provided they conform to international safety norms prescribed in "ASTM F963" or "ISO 8124 (parts I - III) or IS 9873 (parts I - III)". 


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