Forest Law

Forest Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国森林法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese only]

(adopted Sept. 20, 1984, effective Jan. 1, 1985; amended Apr. 29, 1998, effective July 1, 1998; amended and effective Aug. 27, 2009)

  • Status: Revision pending
  • Legislative body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter & Submitter: NPC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 11th NPCSC Category I; 12th NPCSC Category I; 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2017 (preparatory), 2018 (preparatory)
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: June 2019 (Chinese only)
    • State Council solicitation of public comments: September 2016 (Chinese only)
  • Legislative Records: TBR
  • Press Conference: TBD

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