The Toy Association Will Hold FGAC Call on Thursday, April 5

The Toy Association sent out a Legislative Bulletin is to inform its members that toys were not listed in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs published Tuesday evening. Specifically, no products in Chapter 95 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule are listed, which includes toys, dolls, games, puzzles, magic tricks, etc., nor are crayons of Chapter 96.

However, The Toy Association encourages each company, especially domestic manufacturers, to review the list closely because some machinery and materials that toy manufacturers import from China are listed. In particular, many grades of steel, iron, and aluminum are included, as are injection and compression molds and injection-molding presses and a variety of machine tools. In addition, lithium coin cells and nickel-cadmium batteries are included.

To discuss the situation and next steps, The Toy Association will be holding a Federal Government Affairs Committee (FGAC) call on Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m. (Eastern). If you are not on the FGAC and wish to participate in Thursday’s tariff call and subsequent calls regarding tariffs, please contact Samantha Slosberg.