Namit Sharma 
Akshat Jain 
Divya Bhatia 
Ashish Sasanapuri 
* Introduction * Indian Toy Industry * Why the Ban * Impact of Ban * Quality Standards * Health Impacts * Regulations * Tests and Results * WTO Issue * Ease on Ban * Conformity Assessment and TBT * Conclusion
Ban on Chinese Toys
New Delhi launched 17 investigations into imports from China, 10 of which were anti-dumping probes, and had banned the importation of Chinese-made toys for six months alleging their high content of toxic chemicals is a danger to children. The remedy probes, including those of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, against Chinese products, covering industrial salt, steel, auto parts, coal products, porcelain products, textile and rubber products. It remains a moot point whether the six-month ban on importing Chinese toys was truly set off by health worries or to protect the domestic industry from competition.China, thus challenged India’s decision to ban Chinese toys, at World Trade Organization. It felt that the ban amounted to violating the WTO laws. The ban is on account of Chinese toys containing excessive poisonous lead and dangerous magnets.
Details about the Ban
When was the ban imposed: January 2009
Why was the ban imposed: Health and safety faced by users of Chinese toys (Kids).
Duration of Ban: 6 months but was extended conditionally till Jan 2010
Which items were specifically banned: * ITC Codes 9501 : Wheeled toys designed to be ridden by children * ITC Codes 9502 : Dolls representing only human beings * ITC Codes 9503 : Other toys
Reasons for the Ban * The quality of toys manufactured in China came under the international scanner in 2007 when the world 's leading toy manufacturer Mattel called-back over 20