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UPDATED: Breakdown Between CIETAC Central Authority and Sub-Commissions Prompts Second Look at Dispute Resolution Strategies in China

July 08, 2013

By JOSEPH PROFAIZER, ANANDA MARTIN, & DAVID LIVDAHL

Updated July 8, 2013: In December 2012, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission’s central authority located in Beijing (“CIETAC”) ended the year with a bang when it discharged its largest weapon to date in its ongoing dispute with the CIETAC Shanghai Sub-Commission (“CIETAC Shanghai”) and the CIETAC South China Sub-Commission (“CIETAC Shenzhen”): It revoked the authority of the sub-commissions to accept and administer arbitration cases.