CIETAC arbitration toolkit

Resources to help counsel prepare for and conduct an arbitration under the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Arbitration Rules.

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) was established in April 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Since 2000, it has also been known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce. CIETAC is based in Beijing and has a number of sub-commissions throughout China, including in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin, as well as a Hong Kong Arbitration Center, which was set up in 2012. CIETAC and its sub-commissions/arbitration centers constitute a single arbitration institution. A CIETAC arbitration is governed by the relevant CIETAC Arbitration Rules.

This Toolkit offers a selection of Practical Law Arbitration resources designed to give arbitration practitioners an understanding of several important aspects of arbitration at the CIETAC, including:

  • Drafting an arbitration agreement providing for CIETAC arbitration.

  • Conducting an arbitration under the CIETAC Arbitration Rules, including:

    • appointing an arbitrator;

    • procedure;

    • the award;

    • modifications to the award and enforcement.

The Toolkit also contains a useful list of links to CIETAC resources.


Practice notes


Standard clauses and documents



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