Our members include...
Kaleidoscope Communications Bugaboo International BV TotsBots Ltd Boori Europe Ltd Totseat Ltd SGS United Kingdom Ltd Columbus Trading Partners High Street Textile Testing Services Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services UK Ltd iCandy World Limited East Coast Nursery Ltd Innovative Baby Products Ltd Mayborn Group 2012 Ltd Hardenberg&Co Ltd CuddleCo Ltd Bambino Mio Limited Cheeky Rascals Ltd Kiddy Children's Products UK Ltd Infababy Snuggle Sac Company Ltd (The) Huggabubba Ltd Gro Company (The) David Lowe & Co Ltd Silver Cross UK Ltd Cosatto Ltd Newell Brands SHNUGGLE LTD Opus Innovations Ltd BabyStyle UK Ltd Steribottle Ltd My Carry Potty Hippychick Ltd PacaPod Ltd Premiere Baby Ltd t/a MOBA LittleLife Sweet Dreamers Ltd Cuddledry Ltd Clippasafe Ltd Chicco UK Apramo UK Ltd FIRA International Ltd Hauck Group Ltd Nuby UK And Design Ltd Tee-Zed Products Ltd Red Kite Baby Company Ltd (The) Dorel UK Harry & Rose Britax Kit for Kids Ltd Mamas and Papas Ltd Summer Infant Europe Zip Us In Ltd Relyon Ltd Kid Rapt Ltd Prince Lionheart UK Ltd Kerrikids Ltd t/a babocush BubbleBum (UK) Ltd Obaby Ltd

Latest News

Closing the divide between Europe and America


For the first time in the nursery industry’s history, the divide between Europe and America’s regulations looks set to narrow potentially opening doors to easier trading across the continents.

In February, Robert Anslow, managing director of the Baby Products Association (BPA) and an active member of the European Nursery Products Confederation (ENPC) attended meetings in Washington with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) to look at working closely together on global standardisation, regulations and particularly recall procedures.

Robert comments: “For many years different standards and procedures across the continents have caused restrictions and knock on effects for companies in the nursery industry. The anomalies in standards and regulations mean that adaptions have to be made to products prior to trading intercontinentally and more seriously; product recalls made in one country may not apply to others but still have serious consequences for brand reputation.”

This is an exciting development for all companies in the nursery sector worldwide as an ‘umbrella’ approach to Standards will not only simplify international trading but will set a united precedence to the rest of the world. Representatives from ENPC and JPMA will meet at Harrogate Nursery Fair in March to take initial discussions further.

At a higher level, the European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) met in February and agreed that they will maintain and intensify their collaboration with a view to aligning standards, which is necessary in order to facilitate trade in both goods and services between Europe and the USA. This collaboration is set to become increasingly important as the European Union and United States are about to begin negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

See all BPA News

Harrogate International Nursery Fair
Department for International Trade