China Administrative Measures on the Inspection and Supervision of Import and Export Toys Effective from Sept 15, 2009
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
of P.R.C. (AQSIQ) announced the enactment of the Administrative Measures on
the Inspection and Supervision of Import and Export Toys on Mar 2, 2009. The
Measures will be effective from Sept 15, 2009.
According to the Measures, any person who sells uninspected imported toys or
imported toys without application for import verification will be subject to
fine from 5% up to 20% of the goods' value and confiscation of the illegal revenue
by the inspection and quarantine authority. Any person who sells imported toys
or exports toys which have been inspected to be defective will be mandated to
stop, and subject to fine from equivalent amount up to triple of the goods'
value by the inspection and quarantine authority. The illegal revenue and the
products will be confiscated.
Furthermore, manufacturers, dealers or branders of import or export toys who
conduct any of the following activities will be given warnings by the inspection
and quarantine authority or subject to fines up to RMB 30,000:
1. disguise the quality and safety accident caused by the export toys which
led to severe consequence in the importing country or area;
2. nondisclosure of the toy defects which should have been reported to the inspection
and quarantine authority;
3. refuse to call back the defective toys which should have been called back.
For details, please visit the official website
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