1.These Explanatory Notes relate to the Product Liability (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 which implements European Directive 1999/34. They have been prepared by the Department of Finance and Personnel in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Assembly.
2.These notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act, and are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act. A Regulatory Impact Assessment has been prepared and is provided at Annex A.