29 licences granted to foreign toy manufacturing units, none to Chinese

As per this Quality Control Order, read with Section 17 of the BIS Act, 2016, no person shall manufacture, import, distribute, sell, hire, lease, store or exhibit for sale any toys without the ISI mark.


Under the Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) Foreign Manufacturers certification scheme, 29 licences have been granted to foreign toy manufacturing units. However, the Centre claimed that no license has been given to any unit from China. 

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Friday said that the Safety of Toys is under compulsory Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) certification from January 1, 2021 as per the Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) under Section 16 of the BIS Act, 2016.