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January 6, 2008

Chinese Product Safety Progress

An International Herald Tribune article notes that in China, a four-month product safety initiative, which was part crackdown and part public relations drive, ended in December.  The initiative was in response to a variety of problems with Chinese products, including millions of recalled products in several countries over lead pain and other concerns with Chinese-manufactured products.  The article notes that "experts say China has taken significant steps toward addressing product quality and safety problems," but that there is also a "risk of backsliding in a country with a convoluted bureaucracy and a well-documented history of local leaders ignoring edicts from the top."  Even though the high-profile campaign is over, the Chinese government continues to work on several fronts, including the development of China's first-ever food safety law.

MKS

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