There are two types of TIA membership: Regular
Regular Membership is
Any North American corporation, North American-based
partnership, or resident individual actively engaged in the manufacture,
importation, sale, licensing, inventing or designing, retailing,
independent sales representation.
Any corporation, partnership, or individual based outside North
America, with or without offices or warehouses in North America, that or
who is actively engaged in the manufacture, importation, sale,
licensing, inventing or designing, retailing, independent sales
representation and general distribution of toys and kindred lines in the
U.S. (except those who are primarily contractors or subcontractors for
other toy manufacturers).
NOTE: Manufacturing companies wishing to apply to regular
membership, are required to pledge their participation in the ICTI
CARE process. The ICTI CARE (Caring, Awareness, Responsible,
Ethical) Process is the International Council of Toy Industries' (ICTI)
program to promote ethical manufacturing, in the form of fair labor
treatment, as well as employee health and safety, in the toy industry
supply chain worldwide. Its initial focus is in China, where 80 percent
of the world's toy volume is manufactured. Its intent is to provide a
single, fair, thorough and consistent program to monitor toy factories'
compliance with ICTI's Code of Business Practices (the "Code").
Associate Membership is open to any North
American corporation, partnership or individual primarily engaged in the
- Providing professional testing laboratory services.
- Promoting and marketing children’s toys and other
children’s products (excluding promotional premiums).
Consulting that relates to toy safety or
Working with other trade associations that have overlapping
membership or interests and concerns with TIA.
Publishing a trade or consumer magazine or newsletter that
primarily covers the toy and children’s entertainment
Retired executives from companies that are or were full members
of the Association, including: (i) past Association Chairmen; (ii)
former Association directors who served two or more terms on the
Association Board of Directors; (iii) members of the Toy Industry Hall
of Fame; or (iv) anyone from the industry that the Board of Directors
determines to be entitled to special recognition (all of the above are
eligible once retired from the industry).
NOTE: Associate Members shall not have the right to vote, hold
office, or serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors, but they
shall have such other member benefits or be entitled to such member
services as the Board of Directors may determine.