International Regulation

China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents

China’s State Council imposes new requirements to curb the abusive aspects of regulatory guidance documents.

Improving Front-of-Package Food Health Labeling

Food regulators in the United States should adopt smarter front-of-package labeling to encourage healthier eating.

Agency Independence Under Egypt’s New Media Law

Recent legislation raises constitutional issues concerning presidential power over independent agencies.

The Independence of Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency

New law implicates the political insulation, structure, and power of Egypt’s consumer protection regulator.

Navigating Traffic Jams in Outer Space

Expert offers framework for regulating 21st century space travel.

Participatory Rulemaking in China Needs Even More Effort

Recent revisions to China’s administrative regulations will not guarantee effective public participation.

The Unexpected Consequences of Private Regulatory Standards

A globally recognized certifiable standard could correct market failure and improve product quality.

Regulating the Final Frontier

Expert examines the challenges that regulation of outer space poses to the international community.

Regaining Control After Brexit While Maintaining Membership in the WTO

If Britain has to reapply for WTO membership after Brexit, the process could take years and result in disruption to world trade.

How Business-Based Standards Can Support Human Rights

When promulgating human rights rules for businesses, specific is better.

Reasons for Optimism in the Paris Agreement

Both governments and businesses show commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

When Management-Based Regulation Goes Global

The Paris Agreement’s management-based approach to climate change will likely face significant challenges.