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TIE calls for an ambitious Digital Services Act (DSA) to tackle illegal activities and rogue traders

TIE has joined a 30-strong lobby platform from a multitude of organisations representing industry, retailers, consumers as well as civil society.  All are calling for the Digital Services Act to introduce effective and unambiguous rules against online illegal activities and rogue traders. The DSA should clearly define strong conditions for liability exemptions, otherwise issue-specific regulations […]

Winners of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

Awards were announced in three categories: Miniland takes home Gold in the Empowerment category, dantoy in Sustainability and The LEGO Group in Future Skills Exceptionally, a special commendation was given to Mattel and Learning Resources for their response to the COVID-19 crisis The Awards’ ambition is praised by European Commissioners Dalli and Gabriel   Brussels […]

We are hiring a Public Affairs intern!

Are you looking to gain professional experience in EU policy making? Can you communicate engagingly with a wide range of audiences on subjects covering everything from technical toy safety standards to the importance of play? Do you have the ability to think on your feet and respond quickly to challenging developments? Can you analyse a […]

Finalists of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

Play for Change Awards Ceremony to be held online on 6 October Eight toys and one company initiative set to be awarded for their excellence in making positive change in children’s lives Number of entries this year increased by fifty percent   Brussels 29 September: Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is excited to announce the […]

TIE calls for reinforcing DSA’s ‘trusted flagger’ provision

TIE signed a joint letter along with 10 other organisations calling for brands to be able to obtain ‘trusted flagger’ status under the Digital Services Act (DSA), as they are the most fitted to evaluate if their intellectual property has been stolen. Online platforms should deal with priority with notifications about illegal content from trusted […]

Winners for the 2021 Play for Change Awards will soon be revealed!

Excited to know who’s won in the 2021 Play for Change Awards? The wait will soon be over… the big reveal will take place during a virtual ceremony via www.playforchangeawards.eu at 16h (CET) on Wednesday 6 October. Companies from across the toy sector have risen to the Play for Change Awards challenge for a second […]

We are hiring a Communications Manager!

Can you do the job with 5 words where others may need 10? Do you enjoy connecting with a mix of political and corporate audiences? Are you a team player? Could you exude a passion for toys and take pride in representing the reputable toy sector? Do you have media relations at the tips of your […]

TIE joins call for adequate transition period for new Batteries regulation

TIE has joined a call for the EU to ensure the transition period for new EU rules on batteries is sufficient for business to put them into practice. The Commission, Parliament and Council are about to enter into negotiations to finalise the Batteries Regulation. Once agreed, the Regulation will have far-reaching impacts on the design, […]

TIE supports move towards digital solutions for product information

Using digital solutions to provide product information has benefits for consumers, business and the environment. However, its important that a coordinated approach is taken to avoid fragmentation of the single market. TIE has joined with 20-co-signatories from across EU industry to call for the Commission to adopt a coordinated approach and ensure that it is […]

TIE adds voice to concerns about reform of dual distribution rules

In a letter to Commissioner Vestager, TIE has joined with six associations to voice concerns about the negative impact of EU plans to reform the current block exemption on dual distribution. The group – which represents a range of consumer goods associations – highlight that removing the exemption “would have serious adverse consequences for the competitiveness […]

TIE calls for swift ratification of EU-Mercosur trade agreement

The Agreement will provide new export opportunities for European toy makers. European toy manufacturers export for more than €20 million of toys per year to the four Mercosur members (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). The agreement would do away with most of the import tariffs of the Mercosur countries which are among the highest in […]