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China bars toys export by 700 factories news
02 November 2007
Mumbai: China has revoked or suspended export licences of over 700 toy factories in the southern provinces after inspections triggered by the spate of product recalls overseas, state media said.

Newspaper reports citing local officials said hundreds of factories in Guangdong province, the nation''s biggest toy exporting base, have also been ordered to renovate their facilities or improve product quality.

Inspectors have found fault with 1,454 of Guangdong''s total 1,726 factories inspected - almost 85 per cent - according to the province''s quality supervision administration.

The administration reportedly sent 200,000 officials on a province wide inspection of all products made for domestic and overseas markets, including medicines and foods, as well as toys.

"More than 99 per cent of export products from Guangdong are qualified," the administration''s director Lai Tiansheng was quoted as saying.

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China bars toys export by 700 factories