Reviewing Product Safety Regulation in Australia - and Japan?

Australian Product Liability Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 7, August 2005

12 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2005

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Luke R. Nottage

The University of Sydney Law School; The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Abstract

This article, in two Parts, compares regimes regulating the safety of general consumer goods in Australia and Japan, major trading partners which each have experienced major product recalls and other product safety issues in recent years. The article locates the analysis in the context of the Australian government's ongoing review of product safety legislation, and potential reforms in Japan, and both countries' interest in concluding a bilateral free trade agreement, possibly involving a business law harmonisation agenda. It urges convergence on reforms modelled on the revised European Union regime, as the emerging global standard best reconciling the interests of consumers, business, regulators and other stakeholders in consumer product safety.

Keywords: product safety, Japan, Japanese law, Australia, Australian law

JEL Classification: K13, K23, K32, K42

Suggested Citation

Nottage, Luke R., Reviewing Product Safety Regulation in Australia - and Japan?. Australian Product Liability Reporter, Vol. 16, No. 7, August 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=795884

Luke R. Nottage (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Room 640, Building F10, Eastern Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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