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Play for Change Awards 2023: entry deadline extended to 19 May

The deadline for the Play for Change Awards 2023 has been extended to 19 May 2023 to give toy makers more time to complete their submissions and ship their toys. Entries – toys or initiatives launched on the European market in 2022 – are accepted in three categories: Diversity and inclusion Sustainability Life Skills The […]

Joint industry recommendations on improving the responsible management of unsold goods

Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation proposal: further improving the responsible management of unsold goods TIE together with nine other industry associations ask the European institutions to consider the following requests for the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) proposal: clarify the definition of unsold products allow flexibility in the type of treatments permitted disclose the […]

Joint industry statement on internal market and EU Packaging rules

TIE joined 120 industry associations to call the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to preserve the general principles of the internal market in the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The internal market framework will best serve the environmental and economic objectives of this regulation. Toy companies now must […]

Joint Paper: Green Deal ambition for sustainable products threatened by gaping online sales loophole

United NGOs and European industry warn that millions of products sold online including toys, electronics, furniture, and cosmetics will be able to escape the EU framework on product sustainability currently being negotiated. Some online sellers will undermine the Green Deal by dodging current and future EU legislation without having to face any consequences. The online […]

Entries now open for the Play for Change Awards 2023!

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is now accepting entries for its Play for Change Awards 2023. The awards recognize toys and initiatives that help children navigate big issues. Those issues include how to become an inclusive society, how to live more sustainably and how to have the right skills to achieve your potential. This year […]

TIE Position on revision of EU packaging rules

Brussels, March 2023 When done right, the revision of the EU’s packaging rules can lead to less waste, boost the use of more sustainable materials in packaging and help companies to benefit from the Single Market. To ensure that the revision achieves this, we recommend that the new rules: 1. Restore the Single Market and […]

We’re recruiting a Communications Intern!

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP – TOY INDUSTRIES OF EUROPE Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is recruiting an intern to support its internal and external communications. If successful, you will be part of a small international team who represent the EU toy sector to policy makers in Brussels. TIE represents some of the world’s most loved toy brands […]

Telling our story in 2023 – a word from TIE’s chairman

Recently toymakers came together at one of the great gatherings of our industry: Spielwarenmesse in Germany. We saw innovation from well-known brands and from startups. We did business. We played. And we explored the future of our sector. Numerous conversations about the future involved government regulation that impacts our industry. Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), […]

Toy Safety Directive

New Toy Safety Tips launched

With the gift-giving season on the horizon, we want to make sure that people are buying safe toys.   That’s why today we’re launching Toy Safety Tips to keep playtime safe and fun! The tips are featured – with a cute bear and rabbit – in the short video below and on a dedicated Toy Safety […]