Liability law for vehicles to take effect in Oct
Legal safeguards for Chinese vehicle owners will take effect on Oct 1, sources at an industrial forum said on Tuesday. The much-anticipated regulations covering liability for repairs, replacements and refunds of private automotives, the first of their kind in the nation, was released by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine early this year. The regulation explicitly stipulates the maintenance period and lists specific situations under which vehicles may be replaced and returned. China has become the world’s largest auto producer, with output and sales both exceeding 19 million units in 2012.