Enviro Compliance Abroad: The China Conundrum

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 4:06 PM EST) -- In this era of economic globalization, American companies are increasingly looking to overseas markets for manufacturing and export opportunities. One of the largest of these markets is China.

While China provides rich expansion opportunities for American companies, the regulatory landscape — particularly in the environmental arena — creates pitfalls for the unwary. China’s myriad environmental regulations coupled with enforcement uncertainty present further challenges. Take, for example, an American car manufacturer (ACM) of solar-powered cars seeking to open a new plant in China. ACM must comply with...
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