• Publication Date: December 2, 2009
  • EAN: 9781862877627
  • 656 pages; 6" x 8⅝"
Filed Under: Comparative; Consumer

Product Liability in the Asia-Pacific

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This 3rd edition describes product liability laws in 24 countries of the Asia-Pacific region including all of the large economies and populations. Expanded to cover Macau, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and the US Affiliated Jurisdictions in the Pacific, these jurisdictions offer additional insights, showing the various influences and distinct legal cultures which pervade the law of the region. A chapter on insurance in the region is also included.

The product liability laws of the Asia-Pacific region are characterised by diversity. A mosaic of legal rights exists under contract, tort and statute in most countries. In many of these jurisdictions, product liability is only just beginning to emerge as a significant body of law and with many countries going through a period of economic development; some legislatures are only now beginning to recognise the need to address consumer protection and the legal liability of manufacturers in the region. The range of approaches to product liability is a reflection of the multiplicity of legal systems in the region.

Widespread reform of product liability laws has taken place in the Asia-Pacific region since the 2nd edition was published. Part of satisfying a foreign client’s needs, is understanding the legal environment in which they operate. With the globalisation of the commercial and legal marketplaces, legal practitioners must have knowledge of other legal systems in which their clients’ operate. The reach of product liability has become worldwide in the 21st century. This book provides in one volume that knowledge.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes

Introduction – John Goldring

Australia

Stuart Clark and Jocelyn Kellam

Cambodia

Ly Tayseng

Canada

Susan Paul and Peter J Cavanagh

China

Weining Zou and Xiaochun Wang

Fiji

Rodon King

Hong Kong

Allan CY Leung

India

Karnika Seth

Indonesia

Duane J Gingerich

Japan

Luke Nottage and Hiroyuki Kano

Republic of Korea

Eui Jae Kim and Hyung-Joon Park

Macau

Bruno Nunes

Malaysia

Lim Chee Wee and Ravneet Kaur Gill

Myanmar

Thida Aye and James Finch

New Zealand

Robert Gapes

Papua New Guinea

Erik Andersen

Philippines

Hector M de Leon, Jr

Singapore

Lawrence Teh

Sri Lanka

John Wilson

Taiwan

Matt Liu, CY Huang

Thailand

Alastair Henderson and Surapol Srangsomwong

United States

Kenneth Ross and Professor J David Prince

US-Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions

Craig Miller

Vanuatu

John Ridgway

Vietnam

John E King and Tu Ngoc Trinh

Product Liability Insurance

Kemsley Brennan and Chris Lees

Conclusion Trends Towards Strict Liability and Consumer Product Safety Regulation

David Harland and Luke Nottage

Contact details for contributors

Index

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