New Delhi, Mar 3: The Govt of India, in a surprise move, on Monday, Mar 2 lifted the six-month ban on Chinese toys provided they conform to international saftey norms. India had on Jan 23 banned the import of Chinese toys for six months on grounds of public health and safety.
The ban, however still applies to a bulk of Chinese toys making up almost 90 per cent of the country"s imports from Beijing. Commerce department sources said only high-end products that are exported to Western markets like the European Union and the US, would be allowed entry into the Indian market.
The government further stated that the imports from China will have to be accompanied by a requisite certificate from laboratories accredited to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).
The new standards don"t apply solely to Chinese toy makers, but to the domestic toy industry as well.