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German toy manufacturers and Chinese suppliers can further improve their cooperation through a new training opportunity. From November 2015 the German Toy Industry Association DVSI is offering the transnational “Toy Safety Training Programme” together with the international testing company SGS.

The training lasts several days and sensitizes employees from Chinese supplier and manufacturing businesses to the compulsory safety requirements of the European markets. Alongside knowledge of the German requirements for product safety, the participants also acquire knowledge of valid norms and established certifications. In this way, Chinese suppliers will be in a position to better understand and implement the demands of German trade partners. Potential quality problems and safety defects will be thereby reduced. The first training sessions take place from 18 to 20 November 2015 at SGS in Shenzhen (China). Further event dates are being prepared.

The training programme “Toy Safety” is being promoted through the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi) within the framework of a public private partnership (PPP) between the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Jago Projektbetreuung.

German-Chinese Cooperation

The training is thereby part of a large-scale project that should remove trade barriers between China and Germany. The practical training will be carried out by representatives of the Toy Association, independent experts in goods inspection and specialised legal experts. The content of the training ranges from insights into German legislation and product requirements, to dealing with labels and warning notices and up to the essentials of quality management and assurance. The further training is concluded with the certificate: “Verified Toy Safety Expert China”.

“The demand for cooperation between German and Chinese businesses is rising. The conceived qualification measures offer great potential to the international toy industry”, says Bern Jiptner, International Sales Manager Toys at the inspection group SGS. Through this training concept, local business could identify suitable suppliers in China even more simply in the future or further train existing business partners. In turn, Chinese businesses with trained specialists have the chance to gain a competitive advantage over other manufacturers”.

Seminar registration

For further information or participation in the training please contact:

SGS Germany GmbH
Consumer Testing Services Non Food
Rödingsmarkt 16
D- 20459 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (0)40 30101-840