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The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission – CIETAC - is one of the major permanent arbitration institutions in the world: on a case-load basis CIETAC is one of the busiest of the international commercial arbitral institutions.

CIETAC independently and impartially resolves economic and trade disputes by means of arbitration.

CIETAC has its headquarters in Beijing and has three sub-commissions in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Tianjin.

In order to meet the needs of the development of its arbitration practices, CIETAC has also established 21 liaison offices in different regions and specific business sectors to provide parties with convenient arbitration advice. To meet the demands of the parties, CIETAC took the initiative to introduce into its arbitration practice dispute resolution services in specific business sectors, such as grain, commerce, construction, finance, leather and wool transactions. Moreover, CIETAC provides online dispute resolution service to the parties and is strongly engaged in research on the online resolution of e-commerce disputes so as to further develop an arbitration-centered multi-solution ADR system that meets the demands of the parties.

Throughout the past 50 years, CIETAC has made prominent contributions to the legislation of the Chinese Arbitration Law and the development of the arbitration practice in China, and has maintained positive relations and cooperation with all of the major arbitration institutions across the world. It has gained a reputation at home and abroad as an independent, impartial and efficient arbitration institution.

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