China’s Food Safety Law. Legal Systematic Analysis of the 2015 Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

European Institute for Food Law Working Paper Series No. 2018/01

49 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2018  

Jasmin Buijs

Wageningen University and Research Center (WUR), Students

Bernd van der Meulen

European Institute for Food Law; Wageningen UR

Li Jiao

Buren Legal

Date Written: February 15, 2018

Abstract

The rising interest in the agri-food sector of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) comes along with legal questions about import requirements and the interpretation of the PRC’s agri-food law in general. The Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China of 2015 (FSL) is the basis of China’s food regulatory system. This paper discusses the institutional framework in which the Law is embedded, its objectives, and linked therewith its relation with science. This paper also covers specific obligations that derive from the FSL and legal liability in case of non-compliance thereof. Addressing the who, what, and how of the FSL, this paper aims to contribute to a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the PRC’s agri-food law in the European civil law tradition of legal scholarship.

Keywords: People’s Republic of China, 2015 Food Safety Law, Food Law, Systematic Analysis

JEL Classification: K20, K23, K30, K32, Q18

Suggested Citation

Buijs, Jasmin and van der Meulen, Bernd and Jiao, Li, China’s Food Safety Law. Legal Systematic Analysis of the 2015 Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China (February 15, 2018). European Institute for Food Law Working Paper Series No. 2018/01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3124272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3124272

Jasmin Buijs

Wageningen University and Research Center (WUR), Students ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
Wageningen, 6706KN
Netherlands

Bernd M.J. Van der Meulen (Contact Author)

European Institute for Food Law ( email )

Muzenplein 3
Amsterdam, 1077wc
Netherlands

Wageningen UR ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
6706KN
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.berndvandermeulen.eu

Li Jiao

Buren Legal ( email )

WTC - Tower C level 14
Strawinskylaan
Amsterdam, 1077
Netherlands

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