In recent years, with the rise of "Chinese style", many toys with China-Chic characteristics are popular abroad, and have been sold overseas, causing a lot of overseas fans crazy pursuit. For example, Chinese mortise and tenon building blocks are very popular in overseas markets. In addition, TikTok has also ignited a series of popular toys, such as the unbreakable plane that continued to become popular last year and the decompression gorilla. The collection of plush toys on TikTok has also sparked a craze, with people buying the same toy.
The toy industry in Yiwu International Trade City is currently thriving. In the first quarter of this year alone, the export value of toys in Yiwu City reached 3.89 billion yuan, an increase of 23.1% year-on-year, and continued to maintain a stable growth trend. The toys in the Yiwu market are mainly sold abroad, with products exported to over 200 countries and regions worldwide, accounting for about 25% of the global toy market sales. That is to say, one out of every four toys in the world comes from the Yiwu market.
Due to the large volume and light weight of toy products, exports are generally shipped by sea, with large orders shipped by sea for full containers and small and medium-sized orders shipped by sea for LCL. Small samples are usually sent by international express delivery FEDEXUPSDHL. Sea freight has always been the main transportation method for toy foreign trade enterprises in the Pearl River Delta region due to its advantages such as large transportation volume and suitability for long-distance transportation.
What information is required for toy sea export?
Wooden toys, paper toys, intellectual toys, product code 95030060.00, declaration elements: product name, purpose, type, brand. Require customs clearance for inbound goods, certification of inbound civilian goods, and inspection of imported goods.
Plush toys, stuffed toys, product code 95030021.00, declaration elements: product name, purpose, type, brand. Require customs clearance for inbound goods, certification of inbound civilian goods, and inspection of imported goods.
Enamel toys, glass toys, product code 95030089.00. Declaration elements: product name, purpose, type, and brand. Require customs clearance for inbound goods, certification of inbound civilian goods, and inspection of imported goods.
Plastic toys, ceramic toys, assembled or complete sets of other toys, product code 95030081.00, declaration elements: product name, purpose, weight, whether it is a complete set, and brand. Require customs clearance for inbound goods, certification of inbound civilian goods, and inspection of imported goods.
Electric toys and other toys with power devices, product code: 95030082.00, declaration elements: product name, purpose, type, whether with power device, brand. Require customs clearance for inbound goods, certification of inbound civilian goods, and inspection of imported goods.
Toys can be shipped by sea as regular goods, and the necessary documents for export include invoices, packing lists, contracts, and customs declaration authorization letters.
Regulations on the Export of Toys by Sea
Toys exported by sea to 8 countries including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman require the GSO compliance traceability label GCTS with NB number and QR code.
According to Vietnamese customs regulations, toys need to provide quality certificates from the local testing center in Vietnam.
The export of toys to the European Union requires the specific limit of bisphenol A in some children's toys to be reduced to 0.04mg/l, in order to reduce the content of bisphenol A that can be put into the mouth or used in toys by children under 3 years old.
Toys exported to Australia should be noted that according to the relevant regulations of the Australian national standard as/nzsiso8124.3:2003 Toy Safety Chapter, coatings (such as paint or pigments) with lead and heavy metal content exceeding the following standards are prohibited from being imported: lead content 90 milligrams per kilogram, arsenic content 25 milligrams per kilogram, antimony content 60 milligrams per kilogram, cadmium content 75 milligrams per kilogram, selenium content 500 milligrams per kilogram, mercury content 60 milligrams per kilogram, chromium content 60 milligrams per kilogram The barium content is 1000 milligrams per kilogram.
In the United States, the new toy standard ASTIMF963-16 has added testing requirements for toys containing rechargeable batteries and battery packs, inflatable toys, toy boxes, and other toys, and revised requirements for heavy metal and microbiological indicators.
Shenzhen Yantian Port is an important hub port for China's toy exports and also the world's largest container port. Here, domestic toys are transported to major global trade channels such as Europe and the Americas through 89 foreign trade routes. The international liner routes of Yantian and Shekou ports in Shenzhen reach over 100 countries and regions worldwide, as well as over 300 ports. Among them, customs clearance efficiency is fast, such as "national customs integration", "early declaration", "simplified declaration", "automatic inspection and quarantine document review" and other customs facilitation measures, which are the strongest assistance for foreign trade orders to quickly go to sea.