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Toys: as essential as ever for children and families this Christmas

A word from Sanjay Luthra, TIE Chairman Toys have a long and joyful association with Christmas. It is unsurprisingly the sector’s busiest sales period. In some countries, up to 60% of purchases are made in the final three months of the year. That’s why, as measures to fight Covid 19 tighten up again across Europe, […]

TIE Statement – European Parliament Vote on the Digital Services Act

TIE – Toy Industries of Europe  – welcomes the call from MEPs for the Digital Services Act (DSA) to close loopholes that allow unsafe toys to be sold on online marketplaces. With the Toy Safety Directive, the EU has one of the best instruments to ensure that toys legally placed on the market are safe […]

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 […]