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A Flying Start for the Play For Change Awards!

Registration for the first ever Play For Change Awards closed last week with an impressive number of entries, despite the difficult circumstances toy manufacturers are having to deal with these days. We are now eagerly waiting for all the samples to arrive, so that they can pass a toy safety assessment and check of IP […]

COVID-19: Updated information on customs procedures

New information on measures from customs authorities is now available on our members area. You will find the Overview of Exceptional Measures by National Customs Authorities, and the Revised European Commission Guidance on Customs issues related to the COVID-19 emergency. The revised European Commission Guidance document contains information on the following topics: E-commerce – Empowerment […]

The Power of Play

Sanjay Luthra Chairman of Toy Industries Europe and MD EMEA Mattel Despite the uncertainties we currently face in the world around us, one of the things I am sure of is the continued importance of play in children’s lives. Play is an essential part of daily life for children – and often adults – during […]

Toy Makers, enter TIE’s Play for Change Awards today

The TIE Play for Change Awards are now open for entries! Toy makers, are you going the extra mile to protect the planet, encourage kids’ respect for one another or invest in the skills they need to help them succeed in the future?  Are you a player for positive change?  Share your vision with us […]

We’re looking for an 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? Do you know your […]

A new deal for standardisation

A new deal for standardisation Harmonised standards help make sure toys sold in the single market are safe for children to play with and there is a level playing field for business across the EU. That’s why TIE has signed a joint industry statement calling on the EU Commission to ensure a well-run system that […]

The magic of play

Making sure the EU’s 80 million children can (safely) enjoy the magic of play is at the heart of everything TIE and its members do. As studies show, regular play is vital for children’s development, health and wellbeing. Through play children learn the skills needed to navigate the adult world. For kids themselves, the best […]

Tips for buying safe toys online

With Christmas fast approaching, many people are turning to online marketplaces to do their shopping for the holiday season. These platforms are very convenient to use, and offer a great choice of products. However, if you are buying toys, don’t forget that online marketplaces are not required to screen third-party sellers before allowing them to […]

Play’s place in the economy of wellbeing

Today, ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, health and consumer policy from across the EU met to discuss the Economy of Wellbeing. The idea is that, if you put citizen’s wellbeing at the centre of policy and decision making, and make sure people enjoy their fundamental rights and reach their full potential, then the economy […]