Directory of reference regulation – 1st edition, Part 5: Safety, security, consumers & chemicals

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

SAFETY & SECURITY (OTHER THAN CYBER-)

Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators

New Zealand

Australia (Capital Territory)

Burglar alarm

ASSOC

Fire safety of materials

Singapore

Fire alarm

ASSOC

Explosives

Canada

Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition

New Zealand

South Africa

Cluster munitions

ASSOC

Fire-arms

INT 1

INT 2

INT3

South Africa

Canada

New Zealand

Philippines

Dangerous weapons

South Africa

Conventional arms control

South Africa

Electrical Appliances and Materials’ Safety

Japan

Hazardous products

Canada

See also the following sub-section Diverse consumer protection

CONSUMER PROTECTION & CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Diverse consumer protection

New Zealand

Canada (Ontario)

Malaysia

Turkey

Philippines (protection of consumers buying motor vehicles)

Financial Consumer Protection

ASSOC

Consumer product safety

Canada

Japan

Product quality

China

Product liability

Japan

Consumer packaging and labelling

Canada

Household Goods Quality Labelling

Japan

Textile labelling

Canada

Fur products labelling

United States of America

Counterfeit Goods

South Africa

Second-hand goods

Australia

Consumer contracts

Japan

Sale and supply of alcohol

New Zealand

Lifts / Elevators

Singapore

South Africa

Canada (Nova Scotia)

Mobile housing

Canada (British Columbia)

Furniture

United States of America (Illinois, fire safety)

Australia (Western Australia)

Toys

Canada

MERCOSUR (General, mechanical and physical properties)

MERCOSUR (Flammability)

MERCOSUR (Migration of certain elements)

MERCOSUR (Experimental sets for chemistry and related activities)

MERCOSUR (Security of electric toys)

Consumer products containing lead

Canada

CHEMICALS

See also the last entries of the previous section and above all this Overview elaborated by the OECD.

Special measures against dioxins

Japan

Reporting and Management of Specific Chemical Substances

Japan

Evaluation of chemical substances and regulation of their manufacture

Japan

Explosives

Canada

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