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
68 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2018 Last revised: 20 May 2019
Date Written: February 15, 2018
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
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