Sujay Mehdudia

NEW DELHI: To protect the domestic industry from cheap imports and dumping, India on Friday banned import of toys from China.

The ban, notified by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, will remain valid for six months. However, the government gave no reason for slapping the ban.

China’s toy industry has come under close scrutiny since millions of goods were recalled globally last year amid fears that they were made with toxic lead paints or had dangerous design flaws.