CTJPA initiated the Star Supplier Program in 2008 to assist international buyers in finding the right suppliers for their products. CTJPA evaluates the suppliers in line with five criteria, including: Annual Export Value from Customs data; Product Quality Assurance from testing laboratories; Social Accountability from organizations such as ICTI Care, BSCI and SEDEX; CTJPA membership status; and Corporate Competitiveness.
International buyers can search Star Suppliers via the website of CTJPA www.tjpa-china.org along with information on China Toy Expo, China Kids Expo and China Pavilions at overseas fairs organized by CTJPA.
2. Trade shows
i. China Toy Expo
CTJPA has organized China Toy Expo (CTE) annually in October since 2002. As the largest international toy, preschool supplies and playground equipment trade fair in mainland China, CTE is widely recognized as the unique channel to meet Star Suppliers and export–ready Chinese factories. For more detailed information, please visit www.china-toy-expo.com.
ii. China Kids Expo
China Kids Expo (CKE) is the most professional trade fair for juvenile products, held in cooperation with Kölnmesse in Asia and held each October. It is the most effective link to quality suppliers in China. For more detailed information, please visit www.china-kids-expo.com.
iii. China Pavilion at overseas fairs
CTJPA organizes for Star Suppliers and other members to attend overseas trade fairs in Hong Kong, Nürnberg, New York, Moscow, Cologne and other international industry events annually.
3. Tailor-made Matchmaking
CTJPA provides a service that recommends qualified suppliers to international buyers, according to the requirements they specify.