China Passes Tort Liability Law

Posted on by

Dec. 28 – China passed a tort liability law on December 26, regulating liability and compensation for injuries caused by defective products, unruly animals and collapsing buildings.

The Tort Liability Law of the People’s Republic of China, passed during the 12th Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress, states that project owners and construction engineering units assume joint compensation liabilities for any injuries to other people due to the collapse of buildings, construction or other facilities. Animal breeders and animal keepers bear the responsibility for any harm caused by their animals.

The law also regulates that manufacturers are liable for damages caused by defects in their products and sellers are liable for damages attributable to their fault. If the defects are caused by the fault of third parties such as the transporter or storekeeper, manufacturers and sellers are entitled to claim for compensation from these third parties after paying the compensation amount.

The law will become effective on July 1, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dezan Shira & Associates

Meet the firm behind our content. Dezan Shira & Associates have been servicing foreign investors in China, India and the ASEAN region since 1992. Click here to visit their professional services website and discover how they can help your business succeed in Asia.

News via PR Newswire

Never Miss an Update

Subscribe to gain even better insights into doing business throughout the China. Subscribing also lets you to take full advantage of all our website features including customizable searches, favorites, wish lists and gift functions and access to otherwise restricted content.

Scroll to top