An article from The Economic Times regarding India’s legislation on chemical substances in toys.
NEW DELHI: The US and EU have opposed India’s proposed quality regulations for imported toys, saying the legislation requires disclosure of extensive information by manufacturers.
The draft legislation, called Toys and Toy Products Compulsory Registration order, makes it mandatory forimported toys to be tested for toxic chemicals and registered in India before being sold to consumers.
India, however, maintains that extensive bilateral consultations have already been held on the issue and the draft legislation, once framed, would be placed before the World Trade Organisation.
In response to growing pressure from consumer activists, the BIS revised its toy safety standards last year, building in requirements for phthalate, a harmful chemical used for softening toys.
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