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International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI)

International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) website: www.toy-icti.org

The International Council of Toy Industries consists of toy trade associations from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.  (See the ICTI member list.)  "The health and safety of children throughout the world is the driving force behind ICTI, which promotes international toy safety standards and a responsible attitude to advertising and marketing to children."

The ICTI has adopted a Code of Business Practices.

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Hasbro OKs worker conditions at Chinese factory

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[PDF] Disney response to Peuples Solidaires report "Bienvenue dans le monde (pas si) merveilleux de Disney"

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