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Product Liability in the Asia-Pacific

Product Liability in the Asia-Pacific

3rd edition

Edited by Jocelyn Kellam

CONTENTS
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.


CONTENTS

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
   

Published 2 December 2009
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback/656pp
ISBN 9781862877627
Australian RRP $180.00
International Price $170.00
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Law - Asian
Law - Pacific Islands
Law - Consumer
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