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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 […]

COVID-19: What effect on toy safety (consultants)?

Antony Kirrane from ICE Compliance on the effect of covid-19 and the safety of toys sold in the EU A lot has been written about the possible impact of covid-19 on toy sales and on manufacturers and retailers. But the toy ecosystem is broader than that. As toy safety is always Toy Industries of Europe’s […]

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 […]