Xinhua General News Service
February 28, 2017
China, the world's largest toy producer and exporter, is building a nationwide traceability system that will verify the safety and quality of products, Xinhua learnt Monday.
A ceremony was held in Beijing Sunday marking the launch of the system.
Yang Dayue, a quality inspection expert, said the system will not only help track the origin of a toy and hold its producer accountable in case of a problem, but will also help toy manufacturers improve quality control through the use of big data.
In October 2016, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine started a pilot program in Shantou City,Guangdong Province, a hub of toy manufacturing.
A traceability system for China's toy industry will help protect consumer interests and make made-in-China toys more competitive globally, according to industrial sources.
The system is based on a big data platform and uses Internet and artificial intelligence technologies, Yang said.
China's toy exports increased 24.9 percent year on year in 2016, customs data showed.
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