CIETAC vs. CIETAC

The entering into force of CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) new arbitration rules on 1 May, 2012 has prompted a fierce dispute between CIETAC Beijing and its Shanghai Sub-Commission (CIETAC Shanghai).

CIETAC Shanghai has publicly refused to apply the new arbitration rules. It has also announced the adoption of its own arbitration rules and list of arbitrators.

CIETAC Beijing has strongly condemned this move by CIETAC Shanghai.  In particular, CIETAC Beijing has underlined that CIETAC Shanghai (like CIETAC Shenzhen) is a sub-commission and, as such, an arbitration body subject to CIETAC Beijing. (CIETAC Beijing’s statements are available on www.cietac.org.) Continue reading