Coronavirus: China Pavilion cancelled at Toy Fair New York

Spotlight sector for Chinese toy companies scrapped as coronavirus outbreak continues and US implements stringent border restrictions

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 05.02.2020 | Business

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A sector to spotlight toy innovations from China has been cancelled at this year’s Toy Fair New York

The US Toy Association made the decision to scrap The China Pavilion following consultation with the China Toy & Juvenile Product Association, which organises the space for international exhibitors from the far east.

It’s the latest international toy event to be abandoned in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has now killed more than 490 people in China and has infected thousands around the world.

Show attendees from China, unrelated to the Pavilion, will also be subject to the US travel ban, which will deny entry to foreign nationals who have visited China in the two weeks prior to arriving on US soil.

The rest of the show will remain open for business as usual and the Toy Association says it is working with local and national authorities to provide updates as they become available.

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