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Companies Selling Toys in Indonesia Need In-Market Testing

April 25, 2016

Details   As of April 17, 2016, toys sold or distributed in Indonesia must have an Indonesian National Standard (SNI) certificate issued by a local accredited certification body (LsPro) or a local laboratory affiliated with the organization.     Why It Matters   In 2013, Indonesia signed Regulation Number 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013 to mandate the use of SNI and other technical specifications for toy safety. The new law imposed mandatory standards to a list of toys products identified under specific HS tariff codes. Manufacturers of such toys shall certify (Product Certification) that the toys comply with the appropriate mandatory SNI safety standards. In order to obtain certification, products must be sampled and tested to the current Indonesian national toy standard by a laboratory that has a memorandum of understanding with a designated Indonesian appointment body (“LSPro”).   There was originally a two year stay for the in-market laboratory requirement; however, on April 17, 2016, this two year stay ended.  Products must now have a SNI certificate issued by a local “LSPro” laboratory or a local lab affiliated with same.     How UL Can Help   UL Consumer Products has signed a partnership agreement with Integrita Global Sertifikat (IGS) to deliver quality assurance services to UL clients manufacturing and marketing their products in the Indonesia market, notably toys and children’s products. IGS is a certification body based in Jakarta accredited by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry. Contact [email protected] for details.

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