Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018

What’s happening?

The Ethical Toy Program understands that as the Chinese New Year approaches, most factories located in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will temporarily cease production as they close for the festive period and many workers take holiday to reunite with family back in their hometowns.

In order to allow time for Chinese New Year 2018 celebrations, the Ethical Toy Program will instruct our accredited firms to not conduct audits between February 1st  2018 through March 4th 2018  (1 week prior to and 2 weeks after Chinese New Year).

Please note that these arrangements only apply to factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Audit arrangements for others parts of the world will be unaffected.


 What do I need to do?

We ask all factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong to please pay attention to the following dates:

  • Last audit date before Chinese New Year: 31st January 2018 (Wed)
  • First audit date after Chinese New Year: 5th March 2018 (Mon)

*This means the registration is verified by Ethical Toy Program and the factory has settled the audit fee to the assigned audit firm.

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