Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 4: Agriculture, food, animals & human health

Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.

Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:

– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);

– Correct and understandable structure;

– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);

– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);

– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).

To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.

The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.

Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.

The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:

– serve as a drafting model;

– help to complement drafts; and even

inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.

If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.

If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/legis/nofr/legis.php

http://policy.mofcom.gov.cn/english/flaw.action

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture (general)

Japan

Japan

Russia

Canada

South Africa

China (land ownership and use, market pricing and state interventions – despite ideological background interesting in terms of instruments made available)

Agriculture and fisheries modernization

Philippines

Seeds

Turkey

China

South Korea

India

Philippines

See also under “plant protection” in Part 2 of this Directory.

Plant quarantine

Thailand

Biosecurity

New Zealand

Protection of plant varieties and farmer’s rights

India

Traditional agricultural practices

ASSOC

Genetically Modified Organisms

South Africa

Forestry

Japan

Fertilizers

Canada

Fisheries

Philippines

New Zealand

Canada

Food security

India

Food law

INT

New Zealand

India

Limiting Food Marketing at Schools and in Restaurants

ASSOC

United States of America (California)

Healthy Children’s Meals

ASSOC

Animal products

New Zealand

Meat safety

South Africa

Canada

Animal health

See the separate section Animal health

Farm income protection

Canada

Agrarian reform

Philippines

Wine

New Zealand

Grain

Canada

Coconut preservation

Philippines

Cotton industry

Philippines

ANIMALS

General

Philippines

South Africa

Animal protection

ASSOC

ASSOC

Animal epidemic prevention

China

New Zealand

Domestic animals infection control

Japan

Fish inspection

Canada

Animal identification and tracing

South Africa

New Zealand

Animal improvement / breeding

South Africa

HUMAN HEALTH (OTHER THAN FOOD)

Smoke-free environment

New Zealand

Prohibiting smoking in workplaces and public laces

ASSOC

Limiting tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure

ASSOC

Smoke-free housing

ASSOC

Restriction on advertising and marketing of tobacco products

Israel

Tobacco retailer licensing

ASSOC

Tobacco licensing

ASSOC

Alcoholic beverage control

United States of America (Minnesota)

Drinking water

South Korea

Taiwan

Graphic Health Warnings

Philippines

For traditional, complementary and alternative medical treatments, see this database presenting regulations of 39 states: ASSOC

All therapeutic goods

Australia

Medical devices

INT

Canada

Human tissue

New Zealand

Pharmaceuticals / Medicines / Drugs

See our separate blogpost

Psychoactive substances / narcotics / illegal drugs

Brazil

New Zealand

New Zealand

Bangladesh

Australia

South Africa

HIV-related legal and societal aspects

INT

Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion

New Zealand

Assisted human reproduction

Canada

New Zealand

Human cloning

Japan

Australia

Human genetic engineering / genom editing

See this recent article and in particular the “references” thereof.

See also this article and this report regarding synthetic biology.

Genetic testing

Given the variety of aspects addressed in regulation, we are preparing a special article on this issue and the previous one.

Sports anti-doping

New Zealand

Quarantine (human)

Canada

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