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27 August 2012 In Contracts

Product liability law is relatively new in China. A new law gives plaintiffs in product liability cases the opportunity to forum shop, much to the consternation of foreign manufacturers. China product liability lawyer at the Law Office of Peter Zhu discusses the implications of this legislation for foreign companies. Product liability arises when a defective product is placed on the market, and the defect in such product gives rise to damages to a person or property.

In general, a Producer holds the primary responsibility for product liabilities arising from a defective product, where the product poses unreasonable danger to personal safety or property, or does not meet national or industry standards.

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