Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.10.17
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) Tel.: (+506) 2549-1479 Fax: (+506) 2291-2015
Regions Affected
Información de Obstáculos Técnicos al Comercio (TBT Enquiry Point) Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio, MEIC (Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Trade) Apartado Postal 10216-1000 Tel.: (+506) 2549-1479 Fax: (+506) 2291-2015 Email: crotc@meic.go.cr Website: http://www.reglatec.go.cr/
Notified Document Details
Prohíbe la Importación, Distribución y Comercialización de Juguetes que contengan Tolueno y Xileno, tales como el "Yoyo Chino" (Ban on the importation, distribution and marketing of toys containing toluene and xylene, such as the "Chinese yo-yo") (2 pages, in Spanish)
ICS Code
Covered Products
ICS 97.200.50
Description of Content

The purpose of the regulation is to prohibit the importation, distribution and marketing of toys containing toluene and xylene, such as the "Chinese yo-yo", as a preventive measure to protect children's health.

Objectives & Rationale
Protection of health
Relevant Documents

Not applicable

Contact Details
Centro de Obstáculos Técnicos al Comercio (TBT Centre) Website: http://www.reglatec.go.cr/ Email: crotc@meic.go.cr San José, Costa Rica Apartado Postal 10216-1000 Tel.: (+506) 2549-1479 Fax: (+506) 2291-2015 Full text available online at: http://www.reglatec.go.cr/reglatec/principal.jsp https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2018/TBT/CRI/18_5405_00_s.pdf
Document Online Link (EN)
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