Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2019

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 2019 celebrations, the Ethical Toy Program will instruct our accredited firms to not conduct audits or Progress Visit between January 28th  2019 through  February 24th 2019  (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 and Progress Visit 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/PV date before Chinese New Year: 25th January 2019 (Fri)
  • First audit /PV date after Chinese New Year: 25th February 2019 (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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