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Directory of Third Party Arbitration Institutions

From: CICC         Updated: 2022-06-28   


Brief Introduction


China  International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is one of the major permanent arbitration institutions in the world, which resolves international, foreign related and domestic commercial disputes by means of arbitration. CIETAC was set up in 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as approved by the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government.

Over the past 60 years, CIETAC has been committed to providing independent, impartial and efficient arbitration legal services for Chinese and foreign parties. It has heard more than 40,000 international arbitration cases, with parties coming from over 100 countries and regions. The arbitration awards of CIETAC have been recognized and enforced worldwide, and its credibility of arbitration has been unanimously recognized at home and abroad.

Headquartered in Beijing, CIETAC has set up 13 branches/arbitration centers across China, as well as the Hong Kong Arbitration Center, the North American Arbitration Center and the European Arbitration Center overseas, forming a global arbitration service network with Beijing as the center.

Add: 6/F, CCOIC Building, 2 Huapichang Hutong,Xicheng District, Beijing

P.C.: 100035

Tel: 010-82217788

Fax: 010-82217766,64643500

Email: info@cietac.org  

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China Maritime  Arbitration Commission (CMAC)

China Maritime Arbitration Commission ("CMAC"), established in accordance with the Decision made by the State Council of the People's Republic of China in 1959, is a both national and international permanent arbitration institution which is featured by resolving admiralty, maritime, transport, logistics-related disputes and other disputes agreed by parties. CMAC has its headquarters in Beijing, Shanghai Headquarters in Shanghai with sub-commissions in Tianjin, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Zhoushan. Haikou and Arbitration/Mediation Centers on aviation, construction, logistics, measurement, etc. By virtue of the high-level and internationalized team of arbitrators and the professional team of secretaries, the independent, impartial, specialized and efficient arbitration service of CMAC is highly appreciated by the industry home and abroad.

Add: 16/F,  CCOIC Building, No.2 Huapichang Hutong, Xicheng District, Beijing 100035,  P.R. China

P.C.: 100035

Tel: (86-10)82217900, 82217767/7923/7735

Fax: (86-10)  82217966

E-mail:  cmac@cmac.org.cn

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Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center

The Beijing Arbitration Commission, also known as the Beijing International Arbitration Center (the "BAC/BIAC") was established on 28 September 1995 according to the Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China. Over the past two decades, the BAC/BIAC has been widely accepted as an emerging international arbitration center. As a leading institution in China, the BAC/BIAC delivers reliable dispute resolution and encourages exchanges of the best experience and practice..

Add: 16/F,  China Merchants Tower, No.118 Jian Guo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing  100022, China

P.C.: 100022

Tel: (8610)6566-9856-200/203


Email:  bjac@bjac.org.cn

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Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)

With the approval of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center, formerly as China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Shanghai Sub-commission, "SHIAC" ) was established by the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai in 1988.  SHIAC has successively launched the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Court of Arbitration, Shanghai International Aviation Court of Arbitration, the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Shanghai Center, the BRICS Dispute Resolution Center Shanghai, and the Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Center. Users from over 70 countries and regions have participated in SHIAC's cases. SHIAC is the sole institution in Mainland China awarded by the Global Arbitration Review in its history with the "Award for An Arbitral Institution that Impressed the Past Year" and the runner-up of its "Annual Award for the Best Innovation in Arbitration" in 2016.


P.C.: 200021

Tel: (86 21)6387 5588

Fax: (86 21)6387 7070

E-mail:  info@shiac.org

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Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA)

Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (also known as South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, or Shenzhen Arbitration Commission, formerly known as CIETAC South China Sub-Commission and CIETAC Shenzhen Sub-Commission, hereinafter referred to as "SCIA"), was established in 1983 and was the first arbitration institution established at the provincial and municipal level. Moreover, it was the first arbitration institution in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao region after China's reform and opening up. Over the past 37 years, SCIA has actively promoted the innovative development of China's international arbitration within the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen. In 1984, it took the lead in employing overseas arbitrators. In 1989, SCIA became the first arbitration institution of China whose arbitral award was enforced overseas in accordance with the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention"). The arbitration and mediation services provided by SCIA has been extended to 119 countries and regions worldwide.

Add: 41/F, West  Square of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 2012 Shennan Blvd, Futian District,  Shenzhen, P.R.China




Email: info@scia.com.cn

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Guangzhou Arbitration Commission

Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (GZAC) was established on 29 August , 1995,as one of the first seven urban arbitration institutions established under the Arbitration Law of China, with commission branches, professional arbitration platforms, and sub-commissions in Nansha District of Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, as well as other cities and regions. GZAC currently has a total of 2042 arbitrators, among which 184 arbitrators are from 23 different countries and regions overseas. GZAC is dedicated to becoming the most preferred venue for online arbitration services. It has introduced the world's first recommended standards for online arbitration services (Known as "Guangzhou Standards"), launched the world's first APEC-ODR platform and promoted the "Four-Sharing" cooperative initiative to share online hearing standards, hearing facilities, arbitrators, and service windows mutually.                    

Hearing rooms: 2nd Floor, Riverside Complex Center No. 298, Yanjiang Zhong Road Guangzhou City Guangdong, China 510000                    

Case filing:14th Floor, Tower C, Riverside Complex Center No. 298, Yanjiang Zhong Road Guangzhou City Guangdong, China 510000


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Shanghai Arbitration Commission

Shanghai Arbitration Commission(SHAC) was established on 18 September, 1995, one of the first arbitral institutions launched after the Arbitration Law of PRC came into force. The panelists of SHAC come from 111 countries and regions, including all the ASEAN and RCEP countries and 77 BRI countries, and are capable to arbitrate in 42 languages. SHAC has launched Shanghai Court of Financial Arbitration, Shanghai Arbitration Court of International Shipping, Shanghai Arbitration Court of Intellectual Property, Shanghai Arbitration Court of Construction, Pudong International Arbitration Centre, etc. to ensure the expertise of arbitration case management at SHAC.

Add: 23/F, 755 Weihai Road, Shanghai




Email: shac@accsh.org

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Xiamen Arbitration  Commission

Xiamen (Amoy) Arbitration Commission (XMAC) was established on 8 January, 1996. As a pioneer on institutional reform in China, XMAC has set up professional institutions affiliated to XMAC including International Financial Disputes Arbitration Centre, Intellectual Property Disputes Arbitration Court, International Commercial Disputes Arbitration Court and Southeast China International Maritime Disputes Arbitration Court. For over twenty years, XMAC, adhering to the principles of “Impartiality, Justice, Professionalism and Efficiency”, has persistently provided professional and highly efficient service. The annual amount in dispute arbitrated by XMAC has come out in front nationwide. XMAC strives to become a nationally top-ranking and internationally well-known arbitration institution.

Add: 29-30/F, Building T1, Haixijingu Plaza, No. 1-1 Taipei Road, Siming District, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, PRC




Email: lac@xmac.org.cn

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Hainan International Arbitration Court(HIAC)

Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC)(also known as Hainan Arbitration Commission, and formerly known as Haikou Arbitration Commission) was established by the People's Government of Hainan Province on 21 May, 1996 with a branch in Sanya. In order to better serve PRC's opening-up to the world and build a law-governing, internationalized and facilitative business environment for the Hainan Free Trade Port, the revamped HIAC has taken the initiative in establishing a corporate governance structure led by the Board of Directors. HIAC operates independently as a public-purpose statutory body and a non-profit legal entity, implementing a governance mechanism under which decision-making, enforcement and supervision are mutually checked and balanced, and achieving the "six facets of internationalisation", i.e. internationalisation in respect of decision-making body, enforcement institution, arbitration rules, organisation of arbitrators, mediation system and governance mechanism. HIAC is in a leading position in China in terms of arbitration reform, which can provide domestic and foreign commercial entities with enhanced multi-faceted legal services of “Arbitration + Mediation” via an impartial and efficient platform and strengthen the protection afforded by law.

Add: 11-12/F, Penghui International Mansion, No. 20 Heping Avenue, Meilan District,Haikou City, Hainan Province




Email: hiac@hnac.org.cn

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Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre(HKIAC)

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is a non-profit organisation established in Hong Kong on 1st September, 1985, specialising in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. Apart from administering institution arbitrations, HKIAC is also the default appointing authority for ad hoc arbitrations under the Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance. HKIAC also operates as the Hong Kong Office and Permanent Secretariat of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre. HKIAC is the first foreign arbitration institution in the world to set up its representative office in Mainland China. It is also a qualified arbitration institution under the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings by the Courts of the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Hong Kong Office: 38th Floor Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong


Fax: (852)2524-2171 

Case Registration: arbitration@hkiac.org

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Shanghai Office: Unit 1711, Pufa Tower, 588 South Pudong Road, Shanghai, China

Postal Code: 200120


*The original text is Chinese and has been translated into English for reference only. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the Chinese version and the English version, the Chinese version shall prevail.