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Toy Industries of Europe “A single voice for Europe”

We value play

“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”
Friedrich Froebel, German pedagogue, 1782-1852


4/11/2014 Families attach great importance to play but social factors limit opportunities

While an overwhelming majority of parents (87%) think that play is an important part of their children’s lives, they are worried that social factors are limiting their children’s play opportunities, (...)

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1/08/2014 EU customs stop fake toys worth over €23 million

Customs at the EU’s external borders seized counterfeit toys worth € 23.199.855 (retail value had they been genuine) last year. Toys (excluding games/electronic games) accounted for 7,63% of articles (...)

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16/06/2014 TIE reiterates necessity of an appropriate European injury data system

A report published by the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe) on 16 June 2014 once again highlights the need for a robust injury data system in Europe. ‘Injuries in (...)

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Do you know how safe toys are?

Further information about toy safety is available here.


12/01 - 15/01/2015 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2015

Hong Kong

28/01 - 2/02/2015 Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair


14/02 - 17/02/2015 American International Toy Fair

New York

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Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is the trade association for the European toy industry that has been working at the heart of Europe for almost two decades.

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