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European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

Today, the European Commission published its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), representing reputable toy makers in Europe, supports the aim of the Commission’s new Chemicals Strategy to address the challenges caused by the most harmful chemicals. Safety is our number one priority and toys are among the most strictly regulated products […]

TIE calls for protection of the EU Single Market

In a joint statement signed by TIE and 58 other organisations and delivered to EU leaders yesterday, we call upon the European Commission and Member States to protect the Single Market for packaging and packaged goods. We call on the Commission to ensure that the internal market legal basis is consistently upheld when proposing or […]

“Don’t ban non-rechargeable batteries” TIE says

In a statement released earlier this week, TIE and 13 other sector associations urge the European Commission not come forward with a ban of non-rechargeable batteries. The Commission will propose new EU rules for batteries later this year. Despite the Commission’s consultant conclusion that a full ban has no environmental benefits, we understand that a […]

How the European toy industry is coming together to save Christmas

Now’s the time for the toy industry to come together By Sanjay Luthra, Chairman, Toy Industries of Europe I believe the toy industry is entering a new era of collaboration as retailers, suppliers and manufacturers search for solutions to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re heading towards the sales peak of Christmas with […]

Towards a more Accessible World of Play

Catherine Naughton, Director of the European Disability Forum and jury member of TIE’s Play for Change awards, speaks to us about her experience of judging the Play for Change Awards and about what the toy industry can do to better serve children with disabilities. The European Disability Forum is a platform which brings together representatives […]

What next for the toy industry in Europe post-covid?

The toy industry in Europe has seen its own unique challenges and successes due to the covid-19 pandemic. Our Chair Sanjay Luthra (Mattel) gets the views of a range of senior industry figures, asking them what we can learn from this recent experience in order to face the future. Find out more in our video […]

Toy retailers will survive the pandemic. Here’s how:

By Sanjay Luthra, Chairman of Toy Industries Europe and MD EMEA Mattel From drive-in collection to fast-tracked shopping, the toy industry is working out how to attract customers back as and when stores are allowed to reopen. Traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers have suffered during lockdown, and the toy industry has been no exception. Gary Grant is […]