Product Liability in the Asia-Pacific
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2009
3 Rev ed
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. Part of satisfying a foreign client's needs is understanding the legal environment in which they operate. This 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, it shows the various influences and distinct legal cultures which pervade the law of the region. A chapter on insurance in the region is also included.