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Peru: Registry of Information on Life Insurance Contracts

(June 3, 2009) On May 8, 2009, the President of the Congress of Peru signed Law No. 29355, creating the National Registry of Information on Contracts of Life Insurance and Personal Accidents with Coverage of Death or Accidental Death. The purpose of the Registry is to provide information on the insured and, at their death, […]

China: Major Revision of Insurance Law

(Mar. 11, 2009) On February 28, 2009, China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee approved amendments to the Insurance Law. The revision expands the number of articles in the Law to 187 from 158. The changes will take effect on October 1, 2009. (Authorized Issuance: Insurance Law of the People's Republic of China [in Chinese], […]

Japan: New Insurance Law

(July 2, 2008) The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and so there have not been specific provisions for such insurance. The life insurance part of the […]

Uzbekistan: Car Insurance Made Obligatory

(June 2, 2008) On April 21, 2008, the President of Uzbekistan promulgated the Law on Mandatory Civil Liability Insurance of Vehicle Owners, making Uzbekistan the first post-Soviet country where the law obligates vehicle owners to insure against civil liability for any harm caused to the life, health, and (or) property of third parties that occurred […]