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Changes in India's import toy policy, related companies need to pay attention to risks

by:Ennas      2021-11-14
**Recently, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued a risk warning notice on India's revision of the import toy policy. On September 1, 2017, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India issued DGFT Notice No. 26/2015-2020, which aims to modify the toy import management policy in the 2017 Indian Trade Classification Harmonization System. With the introduction of this new regulation, many toy companies in my country are facing suspension of their export business to India.   The two major changes mainly involved in the new regulations will have a greater impact on my country’s toy export companies. One is that the goods must be accompanied by a certificate of conformity to prove that the product meets the requirements of the corresponding provisions of the Indian National Toy Standard List; the other is that the goods must be accompanied by a declaration of conformity issued by the manufacturer, which must indicate that a representative sample has been submitted to the Indian country for testing Tested with an independent laboratory accredited by the Accreditation Board of Calibration Laboratories (NABL), and the results comply with Indian standards. According to the pre-revised import regulations, toy products exported to India only need to meet any of the American standard ASTMF963, the international standard ISO 8124 (parts 1-3), the Indian standard IS 9873 (parts 1-3) or the European standard EN71. One item is fine. At the same time, the test report can also be issued by independent laboratories accredited by ILAC-MRA (International Laboratory Accreditation Conference-International Mutual Recognition Agreement). In the actual operation process, due to the high degree of international recognition of the US and EU standards, while the Indian standard companies are less aware of and have fewer qualified testing agencies, under normal circumstances, toy export companies will choose to follow the US or EU standards. Detection. Therefore, after the implementation of the new Indian regulations, most toy companies exporting to India have encountered difficulties in exporting and customs clearance because they cannot provide test reports that meet the requirements of the new regulations. It is also understood that there is currently no institution in China that can issue a test report approved by the Indian National Testing and Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Committee. In the future, companies can only send samples to India for testing through intermediaries or Indian importers. Not only is the procedure more cumbersome, but also The extension of the cargo cycle will also greatly increase the trade risks of export enterprises.   About 95% of India's imported toys come from China. From January to July 2017, China exported US$280 million of Indian toys, a year-on-year increase of 195.4%. Since the new regulation did not set a transition period, it took effect from the date of issuance, and toy export companies were caught off guard. There are many toy export companies in Shaoxing. The Shaoxing Inspection and Quarantine Bureau reminds export companies to pay attention to related risks when accepting Indian toy orders, to keep abreast of changes in Indian import policies, communicate with customers as soon as possible, and adjust production and delivery in advance. Arrangements to avoid the loss of cargo detained in port and return recommendation due to inspection certificate issues.  Keywords: India, toys  Recommended reading: B2B platform
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