SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 097/16

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The initial two-year period for non-Indonesian laboratories to test toys has expired. Toys are now required to be tested in Indonesia for acceptance as part of the Certification process.

In April 2013, the Minister of Industry of Indonesia published Decree No. 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013 [1] mandating the use of Indonesian National Standards (Standar Nasional Indonesia, SNI) and EN 71-5 for toy safety.  This was amended by Decree No. 55/M-IND/ PER/11/2013 [2] to appoint both Indonesian and non-Indonesian laboratories to perform sampling and testing. Registered non-Indonesian laboratories were appointed for an initial period of two years from April 2014 that must have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Product Certification Body (LsPro) appointed by the Indonesian Minister of Industry. After this initial two-year period, a bilateral mutual recognition agreement between the government of the non-Indonesian laboratory and the government of the Republic of Indonesia was required. 

From 16 April 2016, toys within the scope of Decree No. 55/M-IND/ PER/11/2013 that are manufactured outside Indonesia must be tested by an approved laboratory in Indonesia. Approved sampling officers located outside Indonesia can continue to draw samples but such drawn samples must be sent to Indonesia for testing.

Under the Indonesian toy safety law, the Minister of Industry imposed mandatory standards to a list of toy products with specific codes falling under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS codes). Compliant toys must be labelled with the SNI Certification Mark (Certificate of SNI Labelled Products, SPPT SNI) issued by a Product Certification Body that is accredited by the National Accreditation Body of Indonesia (Komite Akreditasi Nasional, KAN) and appointed by the Minister of Industry. The SNI label must be affixed to each toy and / or its packaging in accordance with Decree No. 73/M-DAG/PER/9/2015 [3] from the Minister of Trade.

Highlights of the scope of toy products with specific HS codes and mandatory standards are summarized in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1

Item No Toy Type HS Code (Tariff)

Baby walkers

  • Made from metal
  • Made from plastic


2 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; doll carriages 9503.00.10.00
3 Dolls, with or without dresses, including parts and accessories 9503.00.21.00
9503.00.22.00 9503.00.29.00
4 Electric trains, including tracks, signals and other accessories 9503.00.30.00
5 Reduced size ("scale") models, assembly kits and similar recreational models whether working or not 9503.00.40.10 9503.00.40.90
6 Other construction sets and constructional toys manufactured from materials other than plastics. 9503.00.50.00
7 Stuffed toys representing animals or non-human creatures 9503.00.60.00
8 Puzzles 9503.00.70.00
9 Numerical, alphabetical or animal blocks or cut-outs; word builder sets; word making and talking sets, toy printing sets, toy counting frames (abaci), toy sewing machines, toy typewriters 9503.00.91.00
10 Skipping ropes 9503.00.92.00
11 Marbles 9503.00.93.00

Toys other than items 2 to 11 above, made from of all kinds of material, whether or not electrically operated

  • Balloons, swimming floats for children or other inflatable toys made of rubber and / or plastic
  • Toy rifles or pistols
  • Other toys

Table 2

Item No. Standard Method Parameter
1 SNI ISO 8124-1:2010 Physical and Mechanical
2 SNI ISO 8124-2:2010 Flammability
3 SNI ISO 8124-3:2010 Migration of certain elements
4 SNI ISO 8124-4:2010 Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor
5 SNI IEC 62115:2011 Electrical
6 EN 71-5 Phthalates
7 SNI 7617:2013/Amd.1:2014 Azo dyes

SGS Jakarta, Indonesia, as an approved Product Certification Body (LsPro) and testing laboratory under Decree No. 95/M-IND/PER/11/2015 by the Indonesian Minister of Industry, can provide a one-stop service to help you deliver safe, compliant and desirable toy products to the Indonesian market. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

For enquiries, please contact:

Aries Nugroho
Consumer and Retail
t: + 62 (0)21 7818111 ext. 728

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Hardlines
t: +852 2774 7420


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