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中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会仲裁规则(中英文对照)
作者:赵丽娜律师发布   出处:法律顾问网·涉外www.flguwen.com     时间:2011-06-28 17:25:00

中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会仲裁规则

(中国国际贸易促进委员会/中国国际商会 2005年1月11日修订并通过,2005年5月1日起施行)

    第一章 总则
    第一条 规则的制定
    第二条 名称和组织
    第三条 管辖范围
    第四条 规则的适用
    第五条 仲裁协议
    第六条 对仲裁协议及/或管辖权的异议
    第七条 诚信合作
    第八条 放弃异议
    第二章 仲裁程序
    第九条 仲裁程序的开始
    第十条 申请仲裁
    第十一条 案件的受理
    第十二条 答辩
    第十三条 反请求
    第十四条 变更仲裁请求或反请求
    第十五条 提交仲裁文件的份数
    第十六条 仲裁代理人
    第十七条 财产保全
    第十八条 证据保全
    第十九条 仲裁员的义务
    第二十条 仲裁庭的人数
    第二十一条 仲裁员名册
    第二十二条 三人仲裁庭的组成
    第二十三条 独任仲裁庭的组成
    第二十四条 多方当事人对仲裁员的选定
    第二十五条 披露
    第二十六条 仲裁员的回避
    第二十七条 替换仲裁员
    第二十八条 多数仲裁员继续仲裁程序
    第二十九条 审理方式
    第三十条 开庭通知
    第三十一条 仲裁地
    第三十二条 开庭地点
    第三十三条 保密
    第三十四条 当事人缺席
    第三十五条 庭审笔录
    第三十六条 举证
第三十七条 仲裁庭自行调查
第三十八条 专家报告及鉴定报告
第三十九条 质证
第四十条 仲裁与调解相结合
第四十一条 撤回申请和撤销案件
第三章 裁决
第四十二条 作出裁决的期限
第四十三条 裁决的作出
第四十四条 中间裁决和部分裁决
第四十五条 裁决书草案的核阅
第四十六条 费用承担
第四十七条 裁决书的更正
第四十八条 补充裁决
第四十九条 裁决的履行
第四章 简易程序
第五十条 简易程序的适用
第五十一条 仲裁通知
第五十二条 仲裁庭的组成
第五十三条 答辩和反请求
第五十四条 审理方式
第五十五条 开庭审理
第五十六条 作出裁决的期限
第五十七条 程序变更
第五十八条 本规则其他条款的适用
第五章 国内仲裁的特别规定
第五十九条 本章的适用
第六十条 受理
第六十一条 仲裁庭的组成
第六十二条 答辩和反请求
第六十三条 开庭通知
第六十四条 开庭笔录
第六十五条 作出裁决的期限
第六十六条 本规则其他条款的适用
第六章 附 则
第六十七条 仲裁语言
第六十八条 送达
第六十九条 仲裁费用及实际费用
第七十条 规则的解释
第七十一条 规则的施行

第一章 总则
第一条 规则的制定
       根据《中华人民共和国仲裁法》和有关法律的规定以及原中央人民政府政务院的《决定》和国务院的《通知》及《批复》,制定本规则。
第二条 名称和组织
     (一)中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会,原名中国国际贸易促进委员会对外贸易仲裁委员会,后名中国国际贸易促进委员会对外经济贸易仲裁委员会,现名中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会(以下简称仲裁委员会),以仲裁的方式,独立、公正地解决契约性或非契约性的经济贸易等争议。
     (二)仲裁委员会同时使用“中国国际商会仲裁院”名称。
     (三)仲裁协议或合同中的仲裁条款订明由中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会或其分会仲裁或使用其旧名称为仲裁机构的,均应视为双方当事人一致同意由仲裁委员会或其分会仲裁。
      (四)当事人在仲裁协议或合同中的仲裁条款订明由中国国际贸易促进委员会/ 中国国际商会仲裁或由中国国际贸易促进委员会/中国国际商会的仲裁委员会或仲裁院仲裁的,均应视为双方当事人一致同意由中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会仲裁。
      (五)仲裁委员会主任履行本规则赋予的职责,副主任根据主任的授权可以履行主任的职责。
      (六)仲裁委员会设秘书局,在仲裁委员会秘书长的领导下负责处理仲裁委员会的日常事务。
      (七)仲裁委员会设在北京。仲裁委员会在深圳设有仲裁委员会华南分会(原名仲裁委员会深圳分会),在上海设有仲裁委员会上海分会。仲裁委员会分会是仲裁委员会的组成部分。仲裁委员会分会设秘书处,在仲裁委员会分会秘书长的领导下负责处理仲裁委员会分会的日常事务。
       (八) 双方当事人可以约定将其争议提交仲裁委员会在北京进行仲裁,或者约定将其争议提交仲裁委员会华南分会在深圳进行仲裁,或者约定将其争议提交仲裁委员会上海 分会在上海进行仲裁;如无此约定,则由申请人选择,由仲裁委员会在北京进行仲裁,或者由其华南分会在深圳进行仲裁,或者由其上海分会在上海进行仲裁;作此 选择时,以首先提出选择的为准;如有争议,应由仲裁委员会作出决定。
       (九)仲裁委员会可以视需要和可能,组织设立特定行业仲裁中心,制定行业仲裁规则。
       (十)仲裁委员会设立仲裁员名册,并可以视需要和可能设立行业仲裁员名册。
第三条 管辖范围
        仲裁委员会受理下列争议案件:
       (一)国际的或涉外的争议案件;
       (二)涉及香港特别行政区、澳门特别行政区或台湾地区的争议案件;
       (三)国内争议案件。
第四条 规则的适用
        (一)本规则统一适用于仲裁委员会及其分会。在分会进行仲裁时,本规则规定由仲裁委员会主任和仲裁委员会秘书局或秘书长分别履行的职责,可以由仲裁委员会主任授权的副主任和仲裁委员会分会秘书处或秘书长分别履行,但关于仲裁员是否回避的决定权除外。
        (二)凡当事人同意将争议提交仲裁委员会仲裁的, 均视为同意按照本规则进行仲裁。当事人约定适用其它仲裁规则,或约定对本规则有关内容进行变更的,从其约定,但其约定无法实施或与仲裁地强制性法律规定相抵触者除外。
        (三)凡当事人约定按照本规则进行仲裁但未约定仲裁机构的,均视为同意将争议提交仲裁委员会仲裁。
        (四)当事人约定适用仲裁委员会制定的行业仲裁规则或专业仲裁规则且其争议属于该规则适用范围的,从其约定;否则,适用本规则。
第五条 仲裁协议
        (一)仲裁委员会根据当事人在争议发生之前或者在争议发生之后达成的将争议提交仲裁委员会仲裁的仲裁协议和一方当事人的书面申请,受理案件。
        (二)仲裁协议系指当事人在合同中订明的仲裁条款,或者以其他方式达成的提交仲裁的书面协议。
        (三)仲裁协议应当采取书面形式。书面形式包括合同书、信件、电报、电传、传真、电子数据交换和电子邮件等可以有形地表现所载内容的形式。在仲裁申请书和仲裁答辩书的交换中一方当事人声称有仲裁协议而另一方当事人不做否认表示的,视为存在书面仲裁协议。
         (四)合同中的仲裁条款应视为与合同其他条款分离地、独立地存在的条款,附属于合同的仲裁协议也应视为与合同其他条款分离地、独立地存在的一个部分;合同的变更、解除、终止、转让、失效、无效、未生效、被撤销以及成立与否,均不影响仲裁条款或仲裁协议的效力。
第六条 对仲裁协议及/或管辖权的异议
        (一)仲裁委员会有权对仲裁协议的存在、效力以及仲裁案件的管辖权作出决定。如有必要,仲裁委员会也可以授权仲裁庭作出管辖权决定。
        (二)如果仲裁委员会依表面证据认为存在由仲裁委员会进行仲裁的协议,则可根据表面证据作出仲裁委员会有管辖权的决定,仲裁程序继续进行。仲裁委员会依表面证据作出的管辖权决定并不妨碍其根据仲裁庭在审理过程中发现的与表面证据不一致的事实及/或证据重新作出管辖权决定。
         (三)当事人对仲裁协议及/或仲裁案件管辖权的异议,应当在仲裁庭首次开庭前书面提出;书面审理的案件,应当在第一次实体答辩前提出。
         (四)对仲裁协议及/或仲裁案件管辖权提出异议不影响按仲裁程序进行审理。
         (五)上述管辖权异议及/或决定包括仲裁案件主体资格异议及/或决定。
第七条 诚信合作
         各方当事人应当诚信合作,进行仲裁程序。
第八条 放弃异议
        一方当事人知道或者理应知道本规则或仲裁协议中规定的任何条款或情事未被遵守,但仍参加仲裁程序或继续进行仲裁程序而且不对此不遵守情况及时地、明示地提出书面异议的,视为放弃其提出异议的权利。
第二章 仲裁程序
第一节 仲裁申请、答辩、反请求
第九条 仲裁程序的开始
        仲裁程序自仲裁委员会或其分会收到仲裁申请书之日起开始。
第十条 申请仲裁
        当事人依据本规则申请仲裁时应:
        (一)提交由申请人及/或申请人授权的代理人签名及/或盖章的仲裁申请书。仲裁申请书应写明:
         1、申请人和被申请人的名称和住所,包括邮政编码、电话、电传、传真、电报号码、电子邮件或其他电子通讯方式;
         2、申请仲裁所依据的仲裁协议;
         3、案情和争议要点;
         4、申请人的仲裁请求;
         5、仲裁请求所依据的事实和理由。
        (二)在提交仲裁申请书时,附具申请人请求所依据的事实的证明文件。
        (三)按照仲裁委员会制定的仲裁费用表的规定预缴仲裁费。
第十一条 案件的受理
        (一)仲裁委员会收到申请人的仲裁申请书及其附件后,经过审查,认为申请仲裁的手续不完备的,可以要求申请人予以完备;认为申请仲裁的手续已完备的, 应将仲裁通知连同仲裁委员会的仲裁规则、仲裁员名册和仲裁费用表各一份一并发送给双方当事人;申请人的仲裁申请书及其附件也应同时发送给被申请人。 
        (二)仲裁委员会或其分会受理案件后,应指定一名秘书局或秘书处的人员协助仲裁庭负责仲裁案件的程序管理工作。
第十二条 答辩
        (一) 被申请人应在收到仲裁通知之日起45天内向仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处提交答辩书。仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。答辩书由被申请人及/或被申请人授权的代理人签名及/或盖章,并应包括下列内容:
        1、被申请人的名称和住所,包括邮政编码、电话、电传、传真、电报号码、电子邮件或其他电子通讯方式;
        2、对申请人的仲裁申请的答辩及所依据的事实和理由;
        3、答辩所依据的证明文件。
       (二)仲裁庭有权决定是否接受逾期提交的答辩书。
       (三)被申请人未提交答辩书,不影响仲裁程序的进行。
第十三条 反请求
       (一)被申请人如有反请求,应当自收到仲裁通知之日起45天内以书面形式提交仲裁委员会。仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。
       (二)被申请人提出反请求时,应在其反请求书中写明具体的反请求及其所依据的事实和理由,并附具有关的证明文件。
       (三)被申请人提出反请求,应当按照仲裁委员会制定的仲裁费用表在规定的时间内预缴仲裁费。
       (四)仲裁委员会认为被申请人提出反请求的手续已完备的,应将反请求书及其附件发送申请人。申请人应在接到反请求书及其附件后30天内对被申请人的反请求提交答辩。
       (五)仲裁庭有权决定是否接受逾期提交的反请求答辩书。
       (六)申请人对被申请人的反请求未提出书面答辩的,不影响仲裁程序的进行。 
第十四条 变更仲裁请求或反请求
       申请人可以对其仲裁请求提出更改,被申请人也可以对其反请求提出更改;但是,仲裁庭认为其提出更改的时间过迟而影响仲裁程序正常进行的,可以拒绝受理其更改请求。
第十五条 提交仲裁文件的份数
        当事人提交仲裁申请书、答辩书、反请求书和有关证明材料以及其他文件时,应一式五份;如果当事人人数超过两人,则应增加相应份数;如果仲裁庭组成人数为一人,则可以减少两份;如果当事人提出财产保全申请或证据保全申请,则应相应增加一份。
第十六条 仲裁代理人
       (一)当事人可以授权委托仲裁代理人办理有关的仲裁事项。当事人或其仲裁代理人应向仲裁委员会提交授权委托书。
       (二)中国公民和外国公民均可以接受委托,担任仲裁代理人。
第十七条 财产保全
        当事人申请财产保全的,仲裁委员会应当将当事人的申请转交被申请财产保全的当事人住所地或其财产所在地有管辖权的法院作出裁定。
第十八条 证据保全
        当事人申请证据保全的,仲裁委员会应当将当事人的申请转交证据所在地有管辖权的法院作出裁定。
第二节 仲裁庭
第十九条 仲裁员的义务
        仲裁员不代表任何一方当事人,并应独立于各方当事人且平等地对待各方当事人。
第二十条 仲裁庭的人数
        (一)仲裁庭由一名或三名仲裁员组成。
        (二)除非当事人另有约定或本规则另有规定,仲裁庭由三名仲裁员组成。
第二十一条 仲裁员名册
        (一)当事人从仲裁委员会提供的仲裁员名册中选定仲裁员。
        (二)当事人约定在仲裁委员会仲裁员名册之外选定仲裁员的,当事人选定的或根据当事人之间的协议指定的人士经仲裁委员会主任依法确认后可以担任仲裁员、首席仲裁员或独任仲裁员。
第二十二条 三人仲裁庭的组成
        (一)申请人和被申请人应当各自在收到仲裁通知之日起15天内选定一名仲裁员或者委托仲裁委员会主任指定。当事人未在上述期限内选定或委托仲裁委员会主任指定的,由仲裁委员会主任指定。
        (二)首席仲裁员由双方当事人在被申请人收到仲裁通知之日起15天内共同选定或者共同委托仲裁委员会主任指定。
        (三) 双方当事人可以各自推荐一至三名仲裁员作为首席仲裁员人选,并将推荐名单在第(二)款规定的期限内提交至仲裁委员会。双方当事人的推荐名单中有一名人选相 同的,为双方当事人共同选定的首席仲裁员;有一名以上人选相同的,由仲裁委员会主任根据案件的具体情况在相同人选中确定一名首席仲裁员,该名首席仲裁员仍 为双方共同选定的首席仲裁员;推荐名单中没有相同人选时,由仲裁委员会主任在推荐名单之外指定首席仲裁员。
        (四)双方当事人未能按照上述规定共同选定首席仲裁员的,由仲裁委员会主任指定。
第二十三条 独任仲裁庭的组成
        仲裁庭由一名仲裁员组成的,按照本规则第二十二条第(二)、(三)、(四)款规定的程序,选定或指定该独任仲裁员。
第二十四条 多方当事人对仲裁员的选定
        (一)仲裁案件有两个或者两个以上申请人及/或被申请人时,申请人方及/或被申请人方应当各自协商,在仲裁委员会仲裁员名册中各自共同选定或者各自共同委托仲裁委员会主任指定一名仲裁员。
         (二)如果申请人方及/或被申请人方未能在收到仲裁通知之日起15天内各自共同选定或者各自共同委托仲裁委员会主任指定一名仲裁员,则由仲裁委员会主任指定。
         (三)首席仲裁员或独任仲裁员应按照本规则第二十二条第(二)、(三)、(四)款规定的程序选定或指定。申请人方及/或被申请人方按照本规则第二十二条第(三)款的规定选定首席仲裁员或独任仲裁员时,应各自共同协商,将其各自共同选定的候选人名单提交仲裁委员会。
第二十五条 披露
        (一)被选定或者被指定的仲裁员应签署声明书,向仲裁委员会书面披露可能引起对其独立性或公正性产生合理怀疑的任何事实或情况。
        (二)在仲裁过程中出现应当披露情形的,仲裁员应当立即书面向仲裁委员会披露。
        (三)仲裁委员会将仲裁员的声明书及/或披露的信息转交各方当事人。
第二十六条 仲裁员的回避
        (一)当事人收到仲裁委员会转交的仲裁员的声明书及/或书面披露后,如果以仲裁员披露的事实或情况为理由要求该仲裁员回避,则应于收到仲裁员的书面披露后10天内向仲裁委员会书面提出。逾期没有申请回避的,不得以仲裁员曾经披露的事项为由申请该仲裁员回避。
        (二)当事人对被选定或者被指定的仲裁员的公正性和独立性产生具有正当理由的怀疑时,可以书面向仲裁委员会提出要求该仲裁员回避的请求,但应说明提出回避请求所依据的具体事实和理由,并举证。
        (三) 对仲裁员的回避请求应在收到组庭通知之日起15天内以书面形式提出;如果要求回避事由的得知是在此之后,则可以在得知回避事由后15天内提出,但不应迟于最后一次开庭终结。
        (四)仲裁委员会应当立即将当事人的回避申请转交另一方当事人、被提请回避的仲裁员及仲裁庭其他成员。
        (五)如果一方当事人申请回避,另一方当事人同意回避申请,或者被申请回避的仲裁员主动提出不再担任该仲裁案件的仲裁员,则该仲裁员不再担任仲裁员审理本案。上述情形并不表示当事人提出回避的理由成立。
        (六)除上述第(五)款规定的情形外,仲裁员是否回避,由仲裁委员会主任作出终局决定并可以不说明理由。
        (七)在仲裁委员会主任就仲裁员是否回避作出决定前,被请求回避的仲裁员应当继续履行职责。
第二十七条 替换仲裁员
        (一)仲裁员在法律上或事实上不能履行其职责,或者没有按照本规则的要求或在规则规定的期限内履行应尽职责时,仲裁委员会主任有权自行决定将其更换;该仲裁员也可以主动申请不再担任仲裁员。
        (二)仲裁员因死亡、除名、回避或者由于自动退出等其他原因不能履行职责时,应按照原选定或者指定该仲裁员的程序,在仲裁委员会规定的期限内选定或者指定替代的仲裁员。
        (三)替代的仲裁员选定或者指定后,由仲裁庭决定以前进行过的全部或部分审理是否需要重新进行。
        (四)是否替换仲裁员,由仲裁委员会主任作出终局决定并可以不说明理由。
第二十八条 多数仲裁员继续仲裁程序
        在最后一次开庭终结后,如果三人仲裁庭中的一名仲裁员因死亡或被除名而不能参加合议及/或作出裁决,另外两名仲裁员可以请求仲裁委员会主任按照第二十七条的规定替换该仲裁员;在征求双方当事人意见并经仲裁委员会主任同意后,该两名仲裁员也可以继续进行仲裁程序,作出决定或裁决。仲裁委员会秘书局应将上述情况通知双方当事人。
第三节 审 理
第二十九条 审理方式
        (一)除非当事人另有约定,仲裁庭可以按照其认为适当的方式审理案件。在任何情形下,仲裁庭均应公平和公正地行事,给予各方当事人陈述与辩论的合理机会。
        (二)仲裁庭应当开庭审理案件,但经双方当事人申请或者征得双方当事人同意,仲裁庭也认为不必开庭审理的,仲裁庭可以只依据书面文件进行审理。
        (三)除非当事人另有约定,仲裁庭可以根据案件的具体情况采用询问式或辩论式审理案件。
        (四)仲裁庭可以在其认为适当的地点或以其认为适当的方式进行合议。
        (五)除非当事人另有约定,仲裁庭认为必要时可以发布程序指令、发出问题单、举行庭前会议、召开预备庭、制作审理范围书等。
第三十条 开庭通知
        (一)仲裁案件第一次开庭审理的日期,经仲裁庭决定后,由秘书局于开庭前20天通知双方当事人。当事人有正当理由的,可以请求延期开庭,但必须在开庭前10天以书面形式向秘书局提出;是否延期,由仲裁庭决定。
        (二)第一次开庭审理后的开庭审理日期及延期后开庭审理日期的通知,不受第(一)款中20天的限制。
第三十一条 仲裁地
        (一)双方当事人书面约定仲裁地的,从其约定。
        (二)如果当事人对仲裁地未作约定,仲裁委员会或其分会所在地为仲裁地。
        (三)仲裁裁决应视为在仲裁地作出。
第三十二条 开庭地点
        (一)当事人约定了开庭地点的, 仲裁案件的开庭审理应当在约定的地点进行,但出现本规则第六十九条第(三)款规定的情形除外。
        (二)除非当事人另有约定, 由仲裁委员会受理的案件应当在北京开庭审理;如仲裁庭认为必要,经仲裁委员会秘书长同意,也可以在其他地点开庭审理。由仲裁委员会分会受理的案件应当在该分会所在地开庭审理;如仲裁庭认为必要,经该分会秘书长同意,也可以在其他地点开庭审理。
第三十三条 保密
        (一)仲裁庭审理案件不公开进行。如果双方当事人要求公开审理,由仲裁庭作出是否公开审理的决定。
        (二)不公开审理的案件,双方当事人及其仲裁代理人、证人、翻译、仲裁员、仲裁庭咨询的专家和指定的鉴定人、仲裁委员会秘书局的有关人员,均不得对外界透露案件实体和程序的有关情况。
第三十四条 当事人缺席
        (一)申请人无正当理由开庭时不到庭的,或在开庭审理时未经仲裁庭许可中途退庭的,可以视为撤回仲裁申请;如果被申请人提出了反请求,不影响仲裁庭就反请求进行审理,并作出裁决。
        (二)被申请人无正当理由开庭时不到庭的,或在开庭审理时未经仲裁庭许可中途退庭的,仲裁庭可以进行缺席审理,并作出裁决;如果被申请人提出了反请求,可以视为撤回反请求。
第三十五条 庭审笔录
        (一)开庭审理时,仲裁庭可以制作庭审笔录及/或影音记录。仲裁庭认为必要时,可以制作庭审要点,并要求当事人及/或其代理人、证人及/或其他有关人员在庭审笔录或庭审要点上签字或者盖章。
        (二)庭审笔录和影音记录供仲裁庭查用。
第三十六条 举证
        (一)当事人应当对其申请、答辩和反请求所依据的事实提供证据加以证明。
        (二)仲裁庭可以规定当事人提交证据的期限。当事人应当在规定的期限内提交。逾期提交的,仲裁庭可以不予接受。当事人在举证期限内提交证据材料确有困难的,可以在期限届满前申请延长举证期限。是否延长,由仲裁庭决定。
        (三)当事人未能在规定的期限内提交证据,或者虽提交证据但不足以证明其主张的,负有举证责任的当事人承担因此产生的后果。
第三十七条 仲裁庭自行调查
        (一)仲裁庭认为必要时, 可以自行调查事实,收集证据。
        (二)仲裁庭自行调查事实、收集证据时,认为有必要通知双方当事人到场的,应及时通知双方当事人到场。经通知而一方或双方当事人不到场的,仲裁庭自行调查事实和收集证据不受其影响。
        (三)仲裁庭自行调查收集的证据,应经仲裁委员会秘书局转交双方当事人,给予双方当事人提出意见的机会。
第三十八条 专家报告及鉴定报告 
        (一)仲裁庭可以就案件中的专门问题向专家咨询或者指定鉴定人进行鉴定。专家和鉴定人可以是中国或外国的机构或公民。
        (二)仲裁庭有权要求当事人,而且当事人也有义务向专家或鉴定人提供或出示任何有关资料、文件或财产、货物,以供专家或鉴定人审阅、检验或鉴定。
        (三)专家报告和鉴定报告的副本应送给双方当事人,给予双方当事人对专家报告和鉴定报告提出意见的机会。任何一方当事人要求专家或鉴定人参加开庭的,经仲裁庭同意后,专家或鉴定人可以参加开庭, 并在仲裁庭认为必要和适宜的情况下就他们的报告作出解释。
第三十九条 质证
         (一)一方当事人提交的证据材料应经仲裁委员会秘书局转交对方当事人。
         (二)开庭审理的案件,证据应当在开庭时出示,由当事人质证。
         (三)当事人开庭后提交的证据材料,仲裁庭决定接受但不再开庭审理的,可以要求当事人在一定期限内提交书面质证意见。
第四十条 仲裁与调解相结合
         (一) 当事人在仲裁委员会之外通过协商或调解达成和解协议的,可以凭当事人达成的由仲裁委员会仲裁的仲裁协议和他们的和解协议,请求仲裁委员会组成仲裁庭,按照 和解协议的内容作出仲裁裁决。除非当事人另有约定,仲裁委员会主任指定一名独任仲裁员组成仲裁庭,按照仲裁庭认为适当的程序进行审理并作出裁决。具体程序 和期限不受本规则其他条款限制。 
         (二)如果双方当事人有调解愿望,或一方当事人有调解愿望并经仲裁庭征得另一方当事人同意的,仲裁庭可以在仲裁程序进行过程中对其审理的案件进行调解。
         (三)仲裁庭可以按照其认为适当的方式进行调解。
         (四)仲裁庭在进行调解的过程中,任何一方当事人提出终止调解或仲裁庭认为已无调解成功的可能时,应停止调解。
         (五)在仲裁庭进行调解的过程中,双方当事人在仲裁庭之外达成和解的,应视为是在仲裁庭调解下达成的和解。 
         (六)经仲裁庭调解达成和解的,双方当事人应签订书面和解协议;除非当事人另有约定, 仲裁庭应当根据当事人书面和解协议的内容作出裁决书结案。
         (七)如果调解不成功,仲裁庭应当继续进行仲裁程序,并作出裁决。
         (八)如果调解不成功,任何一方当事人均不得在其后的仲裁程序、司法程序和其他任何程序中援引对方当事人或仲裁庭在调解过程中曾发表的意见、提出的观点、作出的陈述、表示认同或否定的建议或主张作为其请求、答辩或反请求的依据。
第四十一条 撤回申请和撤销案件
         (一)当事人可以向仲裁委员会提出撤回全部仲裁请求或全部仲裁反请求。申请人撤回全部仲裁请求的,不影响仲裁庭就被申请人的反请求进行审理和裁决。被申请人撤回全部仲裁反请求的,不影响仲裁庭就申请人的仲裁请求进行审理和裁决。
         (二)在仲裁庭组成前撤销案件的,由仲裁委员会秘书长作出决定;在仲裁庭组成后撤销案件的,由仲裁庭作出决定。
         (三)当事人就已经撤回的仲裁申请再提出仲裁申请时,由仲裁委员会作出受理或者不受理的决定。
第三章 裁 决
第四十二条 作出裁决的期限
        (一)仲裁庭应当在组庭之日起6个月内作出裁决书。
        (二)在仲裁庭的要求下,仲裁委员会主任认为确有正当理由和必要的,可以延长该期限。
第四十三条 裁决的作出
        (一)仲裁庭应当根据事实,依照法律和合同规定,参考国际惯例,并遵循公平合理原则,独立公正地作出裁决。
        (二)仲裁庭在其作出的裁决中,应当写明仲裁请求、争议事实、裁决理由、裁决结果、仲裁费用的承担、裁决的日期和地点。当事人协议不写明争议事实和裁决理由的,以及按照双方当事人和解协议的内容作出裁决的,可以不写明争议事实和裁决理由。仲裁庭有权在裁决中确定当事人履行裁决的具体期限及逾期履行所应承担的责任。
        (三)裁决书应加盖仲裁委员会印章。
        (四)由三名仲裁员组成的仲裁庭审理的案件,裁决依全体仲裁员或多数仲裁员的意见作出。少数仲裁员的书面意见应当附卷,并可以附在裁决书后,但该书面意见不构成裁决书的组成部分。
        (五)仲裁庭不能形成多数意见时,裁决依首席仲裁员的意见作出。其他仲裁员的书面意见应当附卷,并可以附在裁决书后,但该书面意见不构成裁决书的组成部分。
        (六)除非裁决依首席仲裁员意见或独任仲裁员意见作出,裁决应由多数仲裁员署名。持有不同意见的仲裁员可以在裁决书上署名,也可以不署名。
        (七)作出裁决书的日期,即为裁决发生法律效力的日期。
        (八)裁决是终局的,对双方当事人均有约束力。任何一方当事人均不得向法院起诉,也不得向其他任何机构提出变更仲裁裁决的请求。
第四十四条 中间裁决和部分裁决
        如果仲裁庭认为必要或者当事人提出请求经仲裁庭同意时,仲裁庭可以在作出最终仲裁裁决之前的任何时候,就案件的任何问题作出中间裁决或部分裁决。任何一方当事人不履行中间裁决,不影响仲裁程序的继续进行,也不影响仲裁庭作出最终裁决。
第四十五条 裁决书草案的核阅
        仲裁庭应在签署裁决书之前将裁决书草案提交仲裁委员会核阅。在不影响仲裁庭独立裁决的情况下,仲裁委员会可以就裁决书的有关问题提请仲裁庭注意。
第四十六条 费用承担
        (一)仲裁庭有权在仲裁裁决书中裁定当事人最终应向仲裁委员会支付的仲裁费和其他费用。
        (二)仲裁庭有权根据案件的具体情况在裁决书中裁定败诉方应当补偿胜诉方因办理案件而支出的合理的费用。仲裁庭裁定败诉方补偿胜诉方因办理案件而支出的费用是否合理时,应具体考虑案件的裁决结果、复杂程度、胜诉方当事人及/或代理人的实际工作量以及案件的争议金额等因素。
第四十七条 裁决书的更正
        任何一方当事人均可以在收到裁决书之日起30天内就裁决书中的书写、打印、计算上的错误或其他类似性质的错误,书面申请仲裁庭作出更正;如确有错误,仲裁庭应在收到书面申请之日起30天内作出书面更正。仲裁庭也可以在发出裁决书后的合理时间内自行以书面形式作出更正。该书面更正构成裁决书的一部分。
第四十八条 补充裁决
        如果裁决有漏裁事项,任何一方当事人可以在收到裁决书之日起30天内以书面形式请求仲裁庭就裁决中漏裁的仲裁事项作出补充裁决;如确有漏裁事项,仲裁庭应在收到上述书面申请之日起30天内作出补充裁决。仲裁庭也可以在发出裁决书后的合理时间内自行作出补充裁决。该补充裁决构成原裁决书的一部分。
第四十九条 裁决的履行
        (一)当事人应当依照裁决书写明的期限履行仲裁裁决;裁决书未写明履行期限的,应当立即履行。
        (二)一方当事人不履行裁决的,另一方当事人可以根据中国法律的规定,向有管辖权的中国法院申请执行;或者根据一九五八年联合国《承认及执行外国仲裁裁决公约》或者中国缔结或参加的其他国际条约,向有管辖权的法院申请执行。
第四章 简易程序
         第五十条 简易程序的适用
        (一)除非当事人另有约定,凡争议金额不超过人民币50万元的,或争议金额超过人民币 50万元,经一方当事人书面申请并征得另一方当事人书面同意的,适用本简易程序。
        (二)没有争议金额或者争议金额不明确的,由仲裁委员会根据案件的复杂程度、涉及利益的大小以及其他有关因素综合考虑决定是否适用本简易程序。
第五十一条 仲裁通知
        申请人向仲裁委员会提出仲裁申请,经审查可以受理并适用简易程序的,仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处应向双方当事人发出仲裁通知。
第五十二条 仲裁庭的组成
        适用简易程序的案件,依照本规则第二十三条的规定成立独任仲裁庭审理案件。
第五十三条 答辩和反请求
        (一)被申请人应在收到仲裁通知之日起20天内向仲裁委员会提交答辩书及有关证明文件;如有反请求,也应在此期限内提交反请求书及有关证明文件。仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。
        (二)申请人应在收到反请求书及其附件后20天内对被申请人的反请求提交答辩。
第五十四条 审理方式
        仲裁庭可以按照其认为适当的方式审理案件;可以决定只依据当事人提交的书面材料和证据进行书面审理,也可以决定开庭审理。
第五十五条 开庭审理
        (一)对于开庭审理的案件,仲裁庭确定开庭日期后,仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处应在开庭前15天将开庭日期通知双方当事人。当事人有正当理由的,可以请求延期开庭,但必须在开庭前7天书面向仲裁庭提出。是否延期,由仲裁庭决定。
        (二)如果仲裁庭决定开庭审理,仲裁庭只开庭一次,确有必要的除外。
        (三)第一次开庭审理后的开庭审理日期及延期后开庭审理日期的通知,不受第(一)款中15天的限制。
第五十六条 作出裁决的期限
        (一)仲裁庭应当在组庭之日起3个月内作出裁决书。
        (二)在仲裁庭的要求下,仲裁委员会主任认为确有正当理由和必要的,可以对上述期限予以延长。
第五十七条 程序变更
        仲裁请求的变更或反请求的提出,不影响简易程序的继续进行。经变更的仲裁请求或反请求所涉及争议的金额超过人民币50万元的,除非当事人约定继续适用简易程序,简易程序变更为普通程序。
第五十八条 本规则其他条款的适用
        本章未规定的事项,适用本规则其他各章的有关规定。
第五章 国内仲裁的特别规定
第五十九条 本章的适用
        (一)仲裁委员会受理的国内仲裁案件,适用本章规定。
        (二)符合本规则第五十条规定的国内仲裁案件,适用第四章简易程序的规定。
第六十条 受理
        (一)仲裁委员会收到仲裁申请书后,认为符合本规则第十一条规定的受理条件的,应当在5天内受理,并通知当事人,也可以当即受理并通知当事人;认为不符合受理条件的,应当书面通知当事人不予受理,并说明理由。
        (二)仲裁委员会收到仲裁申请书后,认为仲裁申请书不符合本规则第十一条规定的,可以要求当事人在规定的期限内补正。
第六十一条 仲裁庭的组成
        仲裁庭应当按照本规则第二十一条、第二十二条、第二十三条和第二十四条的规定组成。
第六十二条 答辩和反请求
        (一)被申请人应在收到仲裁通知之日起20天内向仲裁委员会提交答辩书及有关证明文件;如有反请求,也应在此期限内提交反请求书及有关证明文件。仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。
         (二)申请人应在收到反请求书及其附件后20天内对被申请人的反请求提交答辩。
 第六十三条 开庭通知
         (一)开庭审理的案件,仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处应当在开庭前15天将开庭日期通知双方当事人。仲裁庭经商双方当事人同意,可以提前开庭。当事人有正当理由的,可以请求延期开庭,但必须在开庭前7天书面向仲裁庭提出。是否延期,由仲裁庭决定。
        (二)第一次开庭审理后开庭审理的日期及延期后开庭审理日期的通知,不受第(一)款15天期限的限制。
第六十四条 开庭笔录
        (一)仲裁庭应当将开庭情况简要记入笔录。当事人和其它仲裁参与人认为对自己陈述的记录有遗漏或者有差错的,可以申请补正;仲裁庭不同意其补正的,应当将该申请记录在案。
         (二)记录由仲裁员、记录人员、当事人和其它仲裁参与人签名或者盖章。
第六十五条 作出裁决的期限
        (一)仲裁庭应当在组庭之日起4个月内作出裁决书。
        (二)在仲裁庭的要求下,仲裁委员会主任认为确有正当理由和必要的,可以延长该期限。
第六十六条 本规则其他条款的适用
        本章未规定的事项,适用本规则其他各章的有关规定。
第六章 附 则
第六十七条 仲裁语言
        (一)当事人约定了仲裁语言的,从其约定。当事人没有约定的,仲裁程序以中文为正式语言。
        (二)仲裁庭开庭时,如果当事人或其代理人、证人需要语言翻译,可以由仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处提供译员,也可以由当事人自行提供译员。
        (三)当事人提交的各种文书和证明材料,仲裁庭及/或仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处认为必要时,可以要求当事人提供相应的中文译本或其他语言译本。
第六十八条 送达
        (一)有关仲裁的一切文书、通知、材料等均可以派人或以挂号信或特快专递、传真、电传、电报或仲裁委员会秘书局认为适当的其他方式发送给当事人及/或其仲裁代理人。
        (二)向一方当事人及/ 或其仲裁代理人发送的任何书面通讯,如经当面递交收讯人或投递至收讯人的营业地、注册地、住所地、惯常居住地或通讯地址,或者经对方当事人合理查询不能找 到上述任一地点,仲裁委员会秘书局或其分会秘书处以挂号信或能提供投递记录的其他任何手段投递给收讯人最后一个为人所知的营业地、注册地、住所地、惯常居 住地或通讯地址,即应视为已经送达。
第六十九条 仲裁费用及实际费用
        (一)仲裁委员会除按照其制定的仲裁费用表向当事人收取仲裁费外,可以向当事人收取其他额外的、合理的实际开支费用,包括仲裁员办理案件的特殊报酬、差旅费、食宿费以及仲裁庭聘请专家、鉴定人和翻译等的费用。
        (二)当事人选定了需要开支差旅费、食宿费等实际费用的仲裁员,在仲裁委员会规定的期限内未交纳实际费用的,视为其没有选定仲裁员。在此情况下,仲裁委员会主任可以按照本规则第二十二条的规定,代为指定仲裁员。
        (三)当事人约定在仲裁委员会所在地之外开庭的,应交纳因此而发生的差旅费、食宿费等实际费用。在仲裁委员会规定的期限内未交纳此实际费用的,则在仲裁委员会所在地开庭。
第七十条 规则的解释
        (一)本规则条文标题不用于解释条文含义。
        (二)本规则由仲裁委员会负责解释。
第七十一条 规则的施行
        本规则自2005 年5月1日起施行。在本规则施行前仲裁委员会及其分会受理的案件,仍适用受理案件时适用的仲裁规则; 双方当事人同意的,也可以适用本规则。

Arbitration Rules


 

 

(Revised and Adopted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade /China Chamber of International Commerce on January 11, 2005. Effective as from May 1, 2005.)

 

ChapterⅠ  General Provisions

Article 1 The Rules

These Rules are formulated in accordance with the Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China and the provisions of other relevant laws, as well as the "Decision" of the former Administration Council of the Central People’s Government and the "Notice" and the "Official Reply" of the State Council.

Article 2 Name and Structure

1. The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (originally named the Foreign Trade Arbitration Commission of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, later renamed the Foreign Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and currently called the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "CIETAC") independently and impartially resolves, by means of arbitration, disputes arising from economic and trade transactions of a contractual or non-contractual nature.

2. The CIETAC concurrently uses the "Court of Arbitration of the China Chamber of International Commerce" as its name.

3. Where an arbitration agreement or an arbitration clause contained in a contract provides for arbitration by the CIETAC or one of its Sub-Commissions or by the CIETAC using one of its prior names, the parties shall be deemed to have unanimously agreed that the arbitration shall be administered by the CIETAC or by one of its Sub-Commissions.

4. Where an arbitration agreement or an arbitration clause contained in a contract provides for arbitration by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce or by the Arbitration Commission or the Court of Arbitration of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce, the parties shall be deemed to have unanimously agreed that the arbitration shall be administered by the CIETAC.

5. The Chairman of the CIETAC shall perform the functions and duties vested in him/her by these Rules while a Vice-Chairman may perform the Chairman’s functions and duties with the Chairman’s authorization.

6. The CIETAC has a Secretariat, which handles its day-to-day work under the direction of its Secretary-General.

7. The CIETAC is based in Beijing, and has a South China Sub-Commission (formerly known as Shenzhen Sub-Commission) in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and a Shanghai Sub-Commission in Shanghai. These Sub-Commissions are integral parts of the CIETAC. The Sub-Commissions have their respective secretariats, which handle their day-to-day work under the direction of the Secretaries-General of the respective Sub-Commissions.

8. The parties may agree to have their disputes arbitrated by the CIETAC in Beijing, the South China Sub-Commission in Shenzhen or the Shanghai Sub-Commission in Shanghai. In the absence of such an agreement, the Claimant shall have the option to submit the case for arbitration by the CIETAC in Beijing, the South China Sub-Commission in Shenzhen or the Shanghai Sub-Commission in Shanghai. When such option is exercised, the first choice by the party shall prevail. In case of any dispute, the final decision shall be made by the CIETAC.

9. The CIETAC may, in its discretion, establish arbitration centers for specific business sectors and issue arbitration rules therefor.

10. The CIETAC shall establish a Panel of Arbitrators, and may, in its discretion, establish Panels of Arbitrators for specific business sectors.

Article 3 Jurisdiction

The CIETAC accepts cases involving:

1. international or foreign-related disputes;

2. disputes related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Macao Special Administrative Region or the Taiwan region; and

3. domestic disputes.

Article 4 Scope of Application

1. These Rules uniformly apply to the CIETAC and its Sub-Commissions. When arbitration proceedings are administered by a Sub-Commission, the functions and duties under these Rules allocated to the Chairman, the secretariat and the Secretary-General of the CIETAC shall be performed, respectively, by a Vice-Chairman authorized by the Chairman, a secretariat and a Secretary-General of the relevant Sub-Commission except for the power to make decisions on challenges to arbitrators.

2. The parties shall be deemed to have agreed to arbitrate in accordance with these Rules whenever they have provided for arbitration by the CIETAC. Where the parties have agreed on the application of other arbitration rules, or any modification of these Rules, the parties’ agreement shall prevail except where such agreement is inoperative or in conflict with a mandatory provision of the law of the place of arbitration.

3. Where the parties agree to refer their disputes to arbitration under these Rules without providing the name of an arbitration institution, they shall be deemed to have agreed to refer the dispute to arbitration by the CIETAC.

4. Where the parties agree to refer their dispute to arbitration under the CIETAC’s arbitration rules for a specific business sector or profession and the dispute falls within the scope of such rules, the parties?agreement shall prevail; otherwise, these Rules shall apply.

Article 5 Arbitration Agreement

1. The CIETAC shall, upon the written application of a party, accept a case in accordance with an arbitration agreement concluded between the parties, either before or after the occurrence of the dispute, in which it is provided that disputes are to be referred to arbitration by the CIETAC.

2. An arbitration agreement means an arbitration clause in a contract concluded between the parties or any other form of written agreement providing for the settlement of disputes by arbitration.

3. The arbitration agreement shall be in writing. An arbitration agreement is in writing if it is contained in a tangible form of a document such as a contract, letter, telegram, telex, facsimile, EDI, or Email. An arbitration agreement shall be deemed to exist where its existence is asserted by one party and not denied by the other during the exchange of the Request for Arbitration and the Statement of Defense.

4. An arbitration clause contained in a contract shall be treated as a clause independent and separate from all other clauses of the contract, and an arbitration agreement attached to a contract shall also be treated as independent and separate from all other clauses of the contract. The validity of an arbitration clause or an arbitration agreement shall not be affected by any modification, rescission, termination, transfer, expiry, invalidity, ineffectiveness, revocation or non-existence of the contract.

Article 6 Objection to an Arbitration Agreement and/or Jurisdiction

1. The CIETAC shall have the power to determine the existence and validity of an arbitration agreement and its jurisdiction over an arbitration case. The CIETAC may, if necessary, delegate such power to the arbitral tribunal.

2. Where the CIETAC is satisfied by prima facie evidence that an arbitration agreement providing for arbitration by the CIETAC exists, it may make a decision based on such evidence that it has jurisdiction over the arbitration case, and the arbitration shall proceed. Such a decision shall not prevent the CIETAC from making a new decision on jurisdiction based on facts and/or evidence found by the arbitral tribunal during the arbitration proceedings that are inconsistent with the prima facie evidence.

3. An objection to an arbitration agreement and/or jurisdiction over an arbitration case shall be raised in writing before the first oral hearing is held by the arbitral tribunal. Where a case is to be decided on the basis of documents only, such an objection shall be raised before the submission of the first substantive defense.

4. The arbitration shall proceed notwithstanding an objection to the arbitration agreement and/or jurisdiction over the arbitration case.

5. The aforesaid objections to and/or decisions on jurisdiction by the CIETAC shall include objections to and/or decisions on a party’s standing to participate in the arbitration.

Article 7 Bona Fide Cooperation

The parties shall proceed with the arbitration in bona fide cooperation.Article 8 Waiver of Right to Object

A party shall be deemed to have waived its right to object where it knows or should have known that any provision of, or requirement under, these Rules has not been complied with and yet participates in or proceeds with the arbitration proceedings without promptly and explicitly submitting its objection in writing to such non-compliance.

 

Chapter II  Arbitral Proceedings

 

Section 1  Request for Arbitration, Defense and Counterclaim

 

Article 9 Commencement of Arbitration

The arbitral proceedings shall commence on the date on which the CIETAC or one of its Sub-Commissions receives a Request for Arbitration.

Article 10 Application for Arbitration

A party applying for arbitration under these Rules shall:

1. Submit a Request for Arbitration in writing signed by and/or affixed with the seal of the Claimant and/or its authorized representative(s), which shall, inter alia, include:

(a) the names and addresses of the Claimant and the Respondent, including the zip code, telephone, telex, fax and telegraph numbers, Email addresses or any other means of electronic telecommunications;

(b) a reference to the arbitration agreement that is invoked;

(c) a statement of the facts of the case and the main issues in dispute;

(d) the claim of the Claimant; and

(e) the facts and grounds on which the claim is based.

2. Attach to the Request for Arbitration the relevant evidence supporting the facts on which the Claimant’s claim is based.

3. Make payment of the arbitration fee in advance to the CIETAC according to its Arbitration Fee Schedule.

Article 11 Acceptance of a Case

1. Upon receipt of the Request for Arbitration and its attachments, if the CIETAC after examination finds the formalities required for arbitration application to be incomplete, it may request the Claimant to complete them. Where the formalities are found to be complete, the CIETAC shall send a Notice of Arbitration to both parties together with one copy each of the CIETAC Arbitration Rules, the Panel of Arbitrators and the Arbitration Fee Schedule. The Request for Arbitration and its attachments submitted by the Claimant shall be sent to the Respondent under the same cover.

2. The CIETAC or its Sub-Commission shall, after accepting a case, appoint a staff-member of its secretariat to assist the arbitral tribunal in the procedural administration of the case.

Article 12 Statement of Defense

1. Within forty-five (45) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall file a Statement of Defense in writing with the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission. The arbitral tribunal may extend that time period if it believes that there are justified reasons. The Statement of Defense shall be signed by and/or affixed with the seal of the Respondent and/or its authorized representative(s), and shall, inter alia, include:

(a) the names and addresses of the Respondent, including the zip code, telephone, telex, fax and telegraph numbers, Email addresses or any other means of electronic telecommunications;

(b) the defense to the Request for Arbitration setting forth the facts and grounds on which the defense is based; and

(c) the relevant evidence supporting the defense.

2. The arbitral tribunal has the power to decide whether to accept a Statement of Defense submitted after expiration of the above time limit.

3. Failure of the Respondent to file a Statement of Defense shall not operate to affect the arbitral proceedings.

Article 13 Counterclaim

1. Within forty-five (45) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall file with the CIETAC its counterclaim in writing, if any. The arbitral tribunal may extend that time period if it believes that there are justified reasons.

2. When filing a counterclaim, the Respondent shall specify its counterclaim in its written Statement of Counterclaim and state the facts and grounds upon which its counterclaim is based with relevant evidence attached thereto.

3. When filing a counterclaim, the Respondent shall pay an arbitration fee in advance according to the Arbitration Fee Schedule of the CIETAC within a specified time period.

4. Where the formalities required for filing a counterclaim are found to be complete, the CIETAC shall send the Statement of Counterclaim and its attachments to the Claimant. The Claimant shall, within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the Statement of Counterclaim and the attachment, submit in writing its Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim.

5. The arbitral tribunal has the power to decide whether to accept a Statement of Defense submitted after expiration of the above time limit.

6. Failure of the Claimant to file a Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim shall not operate to affect the arbitral proceedings.

Article 14 Amendments to the Claim or Counterclaim

The Claimant may amend its claim and the Respondent may amend its counterclaim. However, the arbitral tribunal may not permit any such amendment if it considers that the amendment is too late and may delay the arbitral proceedings.

Article 15 Copies of Submissions

When submitting the Request for Arbitration, the Statement of Defense, the Statement of Counterclaim, evidence and other documents, the parties shall make the submissions in quintuplicate. Where there are more than two parties, additional copies shall be provided accordingly. Where the arbitral tribunal is composed of a sole arbitrator, the number of copies submitted may be reduced by two. Where the preservation of property or protection of evidence is applied for, the party shall forward one additional copy accordingly.

Article 16 Representation

1. A party may be represented by its authorized representative(s) in handling matters relating to the arbitration. In such a case, a Power of Attorney shall be forwarded to the CIETAC by the party or its authorized representative(s).

2. Either Chinese or foreign citizens may be authorized by a party to act as its representative(s).Article 17 Preservation of Property

When any party applies for the preservation of property, the CIETAC shall forward the party’s application for a ruling to the competent court at the place where the domicile of the party against whom the preservation of property is sought is located or where the property of the said party is located.

Article 18 Protection of Evidence
When a party applies for the protection of evidence, the CIETAC shall forward the party’s application for a ruling to the competent court at the place where the evidence is located.

 

Section 2  The Arbitral TribunalArticle 19 Duties of Arbitrator

 


An arbitrator shall not represent either party and shall remain independent of the parties and treat them equally.

Article 20 Number of Arbitrators

1. The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of one or three arbitrators.

2. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties or provided by these Rules, the arbitral tribunal shall be composed of three arbitrators.

Article 21 Panel of Arbitrators

1. The parties shall appoint arbitrators from the Panel of Arbitrators provided by the CIETAC.

2. Where the parties have agreed to appoint arbitrators from outside of the CIETAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, the arbitrators so appointed by the parties or nominated according to the agreement of the parties may act as co-arbitrator, presiding arbitrator or sole arbitrator after the appointment has been confirmed by the Chairman of the CIETAC in accordance with the law.

Article 22 Three Arbitrators

1. Within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Claimant and the Respondent shall each appoint one arbitrator or entrust the Chairman of the CIETAC to make such appointment. Where a party fails to appoint or to entrust the Chairman of the CIETAC to appoint an arbitrator within the specified time period, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman of the CIETAC.

2. Within fifteen (15) days from the date of the Respondent’s receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the presiding arbitrator shall be jointly appointed by the parties or appointed by the Chairman of the CIETAC upon the parties’ joint authorization.

3. The parties may each recommend one to three arbitrators as candidates for the presiding arbitrator and shall submit the list of recommended candidates to the CIETAC within the time period specified in paragraph 2. Where there is only one common candidate in the lists, such candidate shall be the presiding arbitrator jointly appointed by the parties. Where there are more than one common candidate in the lists, the Chairman of the CIETAC shall choose a presiding arbitrator from among the common candidates based on the specific nature and circumstances of the case, who shall act as the presiding arbitrator jointly appointed by the parties. Where there is no common candidate in the lists, the presiding arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman of the CIETAC from outside of the lists of recommended candidates.

4. Where the parties have failed to jointly appoint the presiding arbitrator according to the above provisions, the presiding arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman of the CIETAC.

Article 23 Sole Arbitrator

Where the arbitral tribunal is composed of one arbitrator, the sole arbitrator shall be appointed pursuant to the procedure stipulated in Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Article 22.

Article 24 Multi-Party

1. Where there are two or more Claimants and/or Respondents in an arbitration case, the Claimant side and/or the Respondent side each shall, through consultation, jointly appoint or jointly entrust the Chairman of the CIETAC to appoint one arbitrator from the CIETAC’s Panel of Arbitrators.

2. Where the Claimant side and/or the Respondent side fail to jointly appoint or jointly entrust the Chairman of the CIETAC to appoint one arbitrator within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the Chairman of the CIETAC.

3. The presiding arbitrator or the sole arbitrator shall be appointed in accordance with the procedure stipulated in Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Article 22. When appointing the presiding arbitrator or the sole arbitrator pursuant to Paragraph 3 of Article 22, the Claimant side and/or the Respondent side each shall, through consultation, submit a list of their jointly agreed candidates to the C,IETAC.

Article 25 Disclosure

1. An arbitrator appointed by the parties or by the Chairman of the CIETAC shall sign a Declaration and disclose to the CIETAC in writing any facts or circumstances likely to give rise to justifiable doubts as to his/her impartiality or independence.

2. If circumstances that need to be disclosed arise during the arbitral proceedings, the arbitrator shall promptly disclose such circumstances in writing to the CIETAC.

3. The CIETAC shall communicate the Declaration and/or the disclosure of the arbitrator to the parties.

Article 26 Challenge of Arbitrators

1. Upon receipt of the Declaration and/or written disclosure of an arbitrator communicated by the CIETAC, a party who intends to challenge the arbitrator on the grounds of the facts or circumstances disclosed by the arbitrator shall forward the challenge in writing to the CIETAC within ten (10) days from the date of such receipt. If a party fails to file a challenge within the above time limit, it shall not challenge an arbitrator later on the basis of matters disclosed by the arbitrator .

2. A party who has justifiable doubts as to the impartiality or independence of an appointed arbitrator may make a request in writing to the CIETAC for that arbitrator’s withdrawal. In the request, the facts and reasons on which the request is based shall be stated with supporting evidence.

3. A party may challenge an arbitrator in writing within fifteen (15) days from the date of its receipt of the Notice of Formation of the Arbitral Tribunal. Where a party becomes aware of the reasons for a challenge after the said receipt, the party may challenge the arbitrator in writing within fifteen (15) days after such reasons become known, but no later than the conclusion of the last oral hearing.

4. The CIETAC shall promptly communicate the challenge to the other party, the arbitrator being challenged and the other members of the arbitral tribunal.

5. Where an arbitrator is challenged by one party and the other party agrees to the challenge, or the arbitrator being challenged withdraws from his/her office, such arbitrator shall no longer be on the arbitral tribunal. Neither case implies that the challenge made by the party is sustainable.

6. In circumstances other than those specified in Paragraph 5, the Chairman of the CIETAC shall make a final decision on the challenge with or without stating the reasons therefor.

7. An arbitrator who has been challenged shall continue to fulfill the functions of arbitrator until a decision on the challenge has been made by the Chairman of the CIETAC.

Article 27 Replacement of Arbitrator

1. In the event that an arbitrator is prevented de jure or de facto from fulfilling his/her functions, or he/she fails to fulfill his/her functions in accordance with the requirements of these Rules or within the time period specified in these Rules, the Chairman of the CIETAC shall have the power to decide whether the arbitrator shall be replaced. The arbitrator may also withdraw form his/her office.

2. In the event that an arbitrator is unable to fulfill his/her functions owing to his/her demise, removal from the CIETAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, withdrawal, resignation or any other reasons, a substitute arbitrator shall be appointed within a time period specified by the CIETAC pursuant to the procedure applied to the appointment of the arbitrator being replaced.

3. After the replacement of the arbitrator, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether the whole or a part of the previous proceedings of the case shall be repeated.

4. The Chairman of the CIETAC shall make a final decision on whether an arbitrator should be replaced or not with or without stating the reasons therefor.

Article 28 Majority to Continue Arbitration

In the event that, after the conclusion of the last oral hearing, an arbitrator on a three-member arbitral tribunal is unable to participate in the deliberation and/or render the award owing to his/her demise or removal from the CIETAC’s Panel of Arbitrators, the other two arbitrators may request the Chairman of the CIETAC to replace the arbitrator pursuant to Article 27. After consulting with the parties and upon the approval of the Chairman of the CIETAC, the other two arbitrators may continue the arbitration and make decisions, rulings or the award. The Secretariat of the CIETAC shall notify the parties of the above circumstances.

 

Section 3  Hearing

 

Article 29 Conduct of Hearing

1. The arbitral tribunal shall examine the case in any way that it deems appropriate unless otherwise agreed by the parties. Under any circumstance, the arbitral tribunal shall act impartially and fairly and shall afford reasonable opportunities to all parties for presentations and debates.

2. The arbitral tribunal shall hold oral hearings when examining the case. However, oral hearings may be omitted and the case shall be examined on the basis of documents only if the parties so request or agree and the arbitral tribunal also deems that oral hearings are unnecessary.

3. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal may adopt an inquisitorial or adversarial approach when examining the case, having regard to the circumstances of the case.

4. The arbitral tribunal may hold deliberation at any place or in any manner that it considers appropriate.

5. The arbitral tribunal may, if it considers it necessary, issue procedural directions and lists of questions, hold pre-hearing meetings and preliminary hearings, and produce terms of reference, etc., unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Article 30 Notice of Oral Hearings

1. The date of the first oral hearing shall be fixed by the arbitral tribunal and notified to the parties by the Secretariat of the CIETAC at least twenty (20) days in advance of the oral hearing date. A party having justified reasons may request a postponement of the oral hearing. However, such request must be communicated to the arbitral tribunal at least ten (10) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to postpone the oral hearing or not.

2. A notice of oral hearing subsequent to the first oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the twenty (20)-day time limit provided for in the foregoing paragraph.

Article 31 Place of Arbitration

1. Where the parties have agreed on the place of arbitration in writing, the parties’ agreement shall prevail.

2. Where the parties have not agreed on the place of arbitration, the place of arbitration shall be the domicile of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission.

3. The arbitral award shall be deemed as being made at the place of arbitration.

Article 32 Place of Oral Hearing

1. Where the parties have agreed on the place of oral hearings, the case shall be heard at that agreed place except for circumstances stipulated in Paragraph 3 of Article 69 of these Rules.

2. Unless the parties agree otherwise, a case accepted by the CIETAC shall be heard in Beijing, or if the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, at other places with the approval of the Secretary-General of the CIETAC. A case accepted by a Sub-Commission of the CIETAC shall be heard at the place where the Sub-Commission is located, or if the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, at other places with the approval of the Secretary-General of the Sub-Commission.

Article 33 Confidentiality

1. Hearings shall be held in camera. Where both parties request an open hearing, the arbitral tribunal shall make a decision.

2. For cases heard in camera, the parties, their representatives, witnesses, interpreters, arbitrators, experts consulted by the arbitral tribunal and appraisers appointed by the arbitral tribunal and the relevant staff-members of the Secretariat of the CIETAC shall not disclose to any outsiders any substantive or procedural matters of the case.

Article 34 Default

1. If the Claimant fails to appear at an oral hearing without showing sufficient cause for such failure, or withdraws from an on-going oral hearing without the permission of the arbitral tribunal, the Claimant may be deemed to have withdrawn its Request for Arbitration. In such a case, if the Respondent has filed a counterclaim, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with the hearing of the counterclaim and make a default award.

2. If the Respondent fails to appear at an oral hearing without showing sufficient cause for such failure, or withdraws from an on-going oral hearing without the permission of the arbitral tribunal, the arbitral tribunal may proceed with the arbitration and make a default award. In such a case, if the Respondent has filed a counterclaim, the Respondent may be deemed to have withdrawn its counterclaim.

Article 35 Record of Oral Hearing

1. During the oral hearing, the arbitral tribunal may arrange a stenographic and/or audio-visual record. The arbitral tribunal may, when it considers it necessary, take minutes stating the main points of the oral hearing and request the parties and/or their representatives, witnesses and/or other persons involved to sign and/or affix their seals to the minutes.

2. The stenographic and/or audio-visual record of the oral hearing shall be available for the use and reference by the arbitral tribunal.

Article 36 Evidence

1. Each party shall have the burden of proving the facts relied on to support its claim, defense or counterclaim.

2. The arbitral tribunal may specify a time period for the parties to produce evidence and the parties shall produce evidence within the specified time period. The arbitral tribunal may refuse to admit any evidence produced beyond the period. If a party has difficulties to produce evidence within the specified time period, it may apply for an extension before the expiration of the period. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether or not to extend the time period.

3. If a party having the burden of proof fails to produce evidence within the specified time period, or the produced evidence is not sufficient to support its claim or counterclaim, it shall bear the consequences thereof.

Article 37 Investigation by the Arbitral Tribunal

1. The arbitral tribunal may, on its own initiative, undertake investigations and collect evidence as it considers necessary.

2. When investigating and collecting evidence by itself, the arbitral tribunal shall promptly notify the parties to be present at such investigation if it considers it necessary. In the event that one or both parties fail to be present, the investigation and collection shall proceed without being affected.

3. The arbitral tribunal shall, through the Secretariat of the CIETAC, transmit the evidence collected by itself to the parties and afford them an opportunity to comment.

Article 38 Expert’s Report and Appraiser’s Report

1. The arbitral tribunal may consult or appoint experts and appraisers for clarification on specific issues of a case. Such an expert or appraiser may either be a Chinese or foreign organization or citizen.

2. The arbitral tribunal has the power to request the parties to deliver or produce to the expert or appraiser any relevant materials, documents, or property and goods for checking, inspection and/or appraisal. The parties shall be obliged to comply.

3. Copies of the expert’s report and the appraiser’s report shall be communicated to the parties, who shall be given an opportunity to comment on the report. At the request of either party and with the approval of the arbitral tribunal, the expert and appraiser may be heard at an oral hearing where, if considered necessary and appropriate by the arbitral tribunal, they may give explanations on their reports.

Article 39 Examination of Evidence

1. All evidence submitted by a party shall be filed with the Secretariat of the CIETAC for transmission to the other party.

2. Where a case is examined by way of an oral hearing, the evidence shall be exhibited at the hearing and examined by the parties.

3. In the event that evidence is submitted after the hearing and the arbitral tribunal decides to admit the evidence without holding further hearings, the arbitral tribunal may require the parties to submit their opinions thereon in writing within a specified time period.

Article 40 Combination of Conciliation with Arbitration

1. Where the parties have reached a settlement agreement by themselves through negotiation or conciliation without involving the CIETAC, either party may, based on an arbitration agreement concluded between them that provides for arbitration by the CIETAC and the settlement agreement, request the CIETAC to constitute an arbitral tribunal to render an arbitral award in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the Chairman of the CIETAC shall appoint a sole arbitrator to form such arbitral tribunal, which shall examine the case in the procedure it considers appropriate and render an award in due course. The specific procedure and the time limit for rendering the award shall not be subject to other provisions of these Rules.

2. Where both parties have the desire for conciliation or one party so desires and the other party agrees when approached by the arbitral tribunal, the arbitral tribunal may conciliate the case during the course of the arbitration proceedings.

3. The arbitral tribunal may conciliate the case in the manner it considers appropriate.

4. The arbitral tribunal shall terminate the conciliation and continue the arbitration proceedings if one of the parties requests a termination of the conciliation or if the arbitral tribunal believes that further efforts to conciliate will be futile.

5. A settlement agreement reached between the parties during the course of conciliation by the arbitral tribunal but without the involvement of the arbitral tribunal shall be deemed as one reached through the conciliation by the arbitral tribunal.

6. Where settlement is reached through conciliation by the arbitral tribunal, the parties shall sign a written settlement agreement. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal will close the case and render an arbitral award in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement.

7. Where conciliation fails, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with the arbitration and render an arbitral award.

8. Where conciliation fails, any opinion, view or statement and any proposal or proposition expressing acceptance or opposition by either party or by the arbitral tribunal in the process of conciliation shall not be invoked as grounds for any claim, defense or counterclaim in the subsequent arbitration proceedings, judicial proceedings or any other proceedings.

Article 41 Withdrawal and Dismissal

1. A party may file a request with the CIETAC to withdraw its claim or counterclaim in its entirety. In the event that the Claimant withdraws its claim in its entirety, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with its examination of the counterclaim and render an arbitral award thereon. In the event that the Respondent withdraws its counterclaim in its entirety, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with the examination of the claim and render an arbitral award thereon.

2. Where a case is to be dismissed before the formation of the arbitral tribunal, the decision shall be made by the Secretary-General of the CIETAC. Where the case is to be dismissed after the formation of the arbitral tribunal, the decision shall be made by the arbitral tribunal.

3. Where a party files with the CIETAC a request for arbitration for a claim which has been withdrawn, the CIETAC shall decide whether or not to accept the request anew.

 

Chapter III  Arbitral Award

 

Article 42 Time Limits

1. The arbitral tribunal shall render an arbitral award within six (6) months as from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed .

2. Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Chairman of the CIETAC may extend said time period if he/she considers it truly necessary and the reasons for the extension truly justified.

Article 43 Making Award

1. The arbitral tribunal shall independently and impartially make its arbitral award on the basis of the facts, in accordance with the law and the terms of the contracts, with reference to international practices and in compliance with the principle of fairness and reasonableness.

2. The arbitral tribunal shall state in the award the claims, the facts of the dispute, the reasons on which the award is based, the result of the award, the allocation of the arbitration costs and the date on which and the place at which the award is made. The facts of the dispute and the reasons on which the award is based may not be stated in the award if the parties have agreed so, or if the award is made in accordance with the terms of a settlement agreement between the parties. The arbitral tribunal has the power to determine in the arbitral award the specific time period for the parties to execute the award and the liabilities to be borne by a party failing to execute the award within the specified time.

3. The CIETAC’s stamp shall be affixed to the award.

4. Where a case is examined by an arbitral tribunal composed of three arbitrators, the award shall be rendered by all three arbitrators or a majority of the arbitrators. A written dissenting opinion shall be docketed into the file and may be attached to the award, but it shall not form a part of the award.

5. Where the arbitral tribunal cannot reach a majority opinion, the award shall be rendered in accordance with the presiding arbitrator’s opinion. The written opinion of other arbitrators shall be docketed into the file and may be attached to the award, but it shall not form a part of the award.

6. Unless the award is made in accordance with the opinion of the presiding arbitrator or the sole arbitrator, the arbitral award shall be signed by a majority of arbitrators. An arbitrator who has a dissenting opinion may or may not sign his/her name on the award.

7. The date on which the award is made shall be the date on which the award comes into legal effect.

8. The arbitral award is final and binding upon both parties. Neither party may bring a suit before a law court or make a request to any other organization for revising the award.

Article 44 Interlocutory Award and Partial Award

An interlocutory arbitral award or partial award may be made by the arbitral tribunal on any issue of the case at any time during the arbitration before the final award is made if considered necessary by the arbitral tribunal, or if the parties request and the arbitral tribunal accepts. Either party’s failure to perform the interlocutory award will not affect the continuation of the arbitration proceedings, nor will it prevent the arbitral tribunal from making a final award.

Article 45 Scrutiny of Draft Award

The arbitral tribunal shall submit its draft award to the CIETAC for scrutiny before signing the award. The CIETAC may remind the arbitral tribunal of issues in the award on condition that the arbitral tribunal’s independence in rendering the award is not affected.

Article 46 Fees

1. The arbitral tribunal has the power to determine in the arbitral award the arbitration fee and other expenses to be paid by the parties to the CIETAC.

2. The arbitral tribunal has the power to decide in the award, according to the specific circumstances of the case, that the losing party shall compensate the winning party for the expenses reasonably incurred by it in pursuing its case. In deciding whether the winning party’s expenses incurred in pursuing its case are reasonable, the arbitral tribunal shall consider such factors as the outcome and complexity of the case, the workload of the winning party and/or its representative(s), and the amount in dispute, etc.

Article 47 Correction of Award

Within thirty (30) days from its receipt of the arbitral award, either party may request in writing for a correction of any clerical, typographical, or calculation errors or any errors of a similar nature contained in the award; if such an error does exist in the award, the arbitral tribunal shall make a correction in writing within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the written request for the correction. The arbitral tribunal may likewise correct any such errors in writing on its own initiative within a reasonable time after the award is issued. Such correction in writing shall form a part of the arbitral award.

Article 48 Additional Award

Within thirty (30) days from the date on which the arbitral award is received, either party may request the arbitral tribunal in writing for an additional award on any claim or counterclaim which was advanced in the arbitration proceedings but was omitted from the award. If such omission does exist, the arbitral tribunal shall make an additional award within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the written request. The arbitral tribunal may also make an additional award on its own initiative within a reasonable period of time after the arbitral award is issued. Such additional award shall form a part of the arbitral award previously rendered.

Article 49 Execution of Award

1. The parties must automatically execute the arbitral award within the time period specified in the award. If no time limit is specified in the award, the parties shall execute the arbitral award immediately.

2. Where one party fails to execute the award, the other party may apply to a competent Chinese court for enforcement of the award pursuant to Chinese laws, or apply to a competent court for enforcement of the award according to the 1958 United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards or other international treaties that China has concluded or acceded to.

 

Chapter IV  Summary Procedure

 

Article 50 Application

1. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, this Summary Procedure shall apply to any case where the amount in dispute does not exceed RMB 500, 000 yuan, or to any case where the amount in dispute exceeds RMB 500, 000 yuan, yet one party applies for arbitration under this Summary Procedure and the other party agrees in writing.

2. Where no monetary claim is specified or the amount in dispute is not clear, the CIETAC shall determine whether or not to apply the Summary Procedure after a full consideration of such factors as the complexity of the case and the interests involved, etc.

Article 51 Notice of Arbitration

Where a Request for Arbitration is submitted to the CIETAC and is found to be acceptable for arbitration under the Summary Procedure, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission shall send a Notice of Arbitration to the parties.

Article 52 Formation of Arbitral Tribunal

An arbitral tribunal of a sole arbitrator shall be formed in accordance with Article 23 of these Rules to hear a case under the Summary Procedure.

Article 53 Statement of Defense and Counterclaim

1. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit its Statement of Defense and relevant evidence to the Secretariat of the CIETAC; counterclaims, if any, shall also be filed with supporting evidence within the said time period. The arbitral tribunal may extend this time period if it considers it justified.

2. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the counterclaim and its attachments, the Claimant shall file its Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim.

Article 54 Conduct of Hearing

The arbitral tribunal may examine the case in the manner it considers appropriate. The arbitral tribunal may in its full discretion decide to examine the case only on the basis of the written materials and evidence submitted by the parties or to hold oral hearings.

Article 55 Oral Hearing

1. For a case examined by way of an oral hearing, the Secretariat of the CIETAC shall, after the arbitral tribunal has fixed a date for the oral hearing, notify the parties of the date at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the oral hearing date. A party having justified reasons may request the arbitral tribunal for a postponement of the oral hearing. However, such request must be communicated to the arbitral tribunal at least seven (7) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to postpone the oral hearing or not.

2. Where the arbitral tribunal decides to hear the case orally, only one oral hearing shall be held unless it is otherwise truly necessary.

3. A notice of oral hearing subsequent to the first oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the fifteen (15)-day time limit provided for in the foregoing Paragraph 1.

Article 56 Time Limits for Rendering Award

1. The arbitral tribunal shall render an arbitral award within three (3) months from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed.

2. Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Chairman of the CIETAC may extend the time period if he/she considers it truly necessary and the reasons for the extension truly justified.

Article 57 Change of Procedure

The application of the Summary Procedure shall not be affected by any amendment to the claim or by the filing of a counterclaim. Where the amount in dispute of the amended claim or that of the counterclaim exceeds RMB 500,000 Yuan, the procedure of the case shall be changed from the Summary Procedure to the general procedure unless the parties have agreed to the continuous application of the Summary Procedure.

Article 58 Context Reference

As to matters not covered in this Chapter, the relevant provisions in the other Chapters of these Rules shall apply.

 

Chapter V  Special Provisions for Domestic Arbitration

 

Article 59 Application

1. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to domestic arbitration cases accepted by the CIEATC.

2. The provisions of the Summary Procedure of Chapter IV shall apply if a domestic arbitration case falls within the scope of Article 50 of these Rules.

Article 60 Acceptance

1. Where a Request for Arbitration is found to meet the formality requirements specified in Article 10 of these Rules, the CIETAC shall accept the Request and notify the parties accordingly within five (5) days from its receipt of the Request or immediately upon its receipt of the Request. Where a Request for Arbitration is found not in conformity with the formality requirements, the CIETAC shall notify the party in writing of its refusal of the Request with reasons stated.

2. Upon receipt of a Request for Arbitration, the CIETAC may request the party to make corrections within a specified time period if it finds the Request is not in conformity with the provisions of Article 10 of these Rules.

Article 61 Formation of Arbitral Tribunal

The arbitral tribunal shall be formed in accordance with the provisions of Articles 21, 22, 23 and 24 of these Rules.

Article 62 Statement of Defense and Counterclaim

1. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit its Statement of Defense and relevant evidence to the CIETAC; counterclaims, if any, shall also be filed with supporting evidence within the said time period. The arbitral tribunal may extend this time period if it considers it justified.

2. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the counterclaim and its attachments, the Claimant shall file its Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim. Article 63 Notice of Oral Hearing

1. For a case examined by way of an oral hearing, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission shall notify the parties of the date of oral hearing at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal may hold the oral hearing ahead of the schedule with consent from both parties. A party having justified reasons may request the arbitral tribunal for a postponement of the oral hearing. However, such request must be communicated to the arbitral tribunal seven (7) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to postpone the oral hearing or not.

2. A notice of oral hearing subsequent to the first oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the fifteen (15)-day time limit provided in the foregoing Paragraph 1.

Article 64 Record of Oral Hearing

1. The arbitral tribunal shall make a brief written record of the oral hearing. Any party or participant in the arbitration may apply for a correction of the record if any omission or mistake is found in the record regarding its own statement. If the application is refused by the arbitral tribunal, it shall nevertheless be recorded into the file.

2. The written record shall be signed or sealed by the arbitrator(s), the recorder, the parties, and other participants in the arbitration, if any.

Article 65 Time Limits for Rendering Award

1. The arbitral tribunal shall render an award within four (4) months from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed.

2. Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Chairman of the CIETAC may extend this time period if he/she considers it truly necessary and the reasons truly justified.

Article 66 Context Reference

As to matters not covered in this Chapter, the relevant provisions in the other Chapters of these Rules shall apply.

 

Chapter Ⅵ  Supplementary Provisions

 

Article 67 Language

1. Where the parties have agreed on the arbitration language, their agreement shall prevail. Absent such agreement, the Chinese language shall be the official language to be used in the arbitration proceedings.

2. At an oral hearing, if a party or its representative(s) or witness requires language interpretation, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission may provide an interpreter, or the party may bring its own interpreter.

3. The arbitral tribunal and/or the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission may, if it considers necessary, request the parties to submit a corresponding version of the documents and evidence by the parties in Chinese or in other languages.

Article 68 Service of Documents

1. All documents, notices and written materials in relation to the arbitration may be sent to the parties and/or their representatives in person, or by registered mail or express mail, facsimile, telex, cable, or by any other means considered proper by the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission.

2. Any written correspondence to a party and/or its representative(s) shall be deemed to have been properly served on the party if delivered to the addressee or delivered at his place of business, registration, domicile, habitual residence or mailing address, or where, after reasonable inquiries by the other party, none of the aforesaid addresses can be found, the written correspondence is sent by the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission to the addressee’s last known place of business, registered address, domicile, habitual residence or mailing address by registered mail or by any other means that provides a record of the attempt of delivery.

Article 69 Arbitration Fees and Actual Expenses

1. Apart from charging arbitration fees to the parties according to the Fee Schedule of the CIETAC, the CIETAC may collect from the parties other extra, reasonable and actual expenses including arbitrators’ special remuneration and their travel and accommodation expenses incurred in dealing with the case, as well as the costs and expenses of experts, appraisers and interpreters appointed by the arbitral tribunal, etc.

2. Where a party has appointed an arbitrator who will incur extra expenses, such as travel and accommodation expenses, and fails to pay in advance as a deposit within a time period specified by the CIETAC, the party shall be deemed not to have appointed the arbitrator. In such event, the Chairman of the CIETAC may appoint an arbitrator for the party pursuant to Article 22 or Article 23 of these Rules.

3. Where the parties have agreed to hold an oral hearing at a place other than the CIETAC’s domicile, extra expenses including travel and accommodation expenses incurred thereby shall be paid in advance as a deposit by the parties. In the event that the parties fail to do so, the oral hearing shall be held at the domicile of the CIETAC.

 Article 70 Interpretation

1. The headings of the articles in these Rules shall not serve as interpretations of the contents of the provisions contained herein.

2. These Rules shall be interpreted by the CIETAC.

Article 71 Coming into Force

These Rules shall be effective as from May 1st, 2005. For cases accepted by the CIETAC or by its Sub-Commissions before these Rules become effective, the Arbitration Rules effective at the time of acceptance shall apply, or these Rules shall apply where both parties agree.

 

 

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Article 46 Fees

1. The arbitral tribunal has the power to determine in the arbitral award the arbitration fee and other expenses to be paid by the parties to the CIETAC.

2. The arbitral tribunal has the power to decide in the award, according to the specific circumstances of the case, that the losing party shall compensate the winning party for the expenses reasonably incurred by it in pursuing its case. In deciding whether the winning party’s expenses incurred in pursuing its case are reasonable, the arbitral tribunal shall consider such factors as the outcome and complexity of the case, the workload of the winning party and/or its representative(s), and the amount in dispute, etc.

Article 47 Correction of Award

Within thirty (30) days from its receipt of the arbitral award, either party may request in writing for a correction of any clerical, typographical, or calculation errors or any errors of a similar nature contained in the award; if such an error does exist in the award, the arbitral tribunal shall make a correction in writing within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the written request for the correction. The arbitral tribunal may likewise correct any such errors in writing on its own initiative within a reasonable time after the award is issued. Such correction in writing shall form a part of the arbitral award.

Article 48 Additional Award

Within thirty (30) days from the date on which the arbitral award is received, either party may request the arbitral tribunal in writing for an additional award on any claim or counterclaim which was advanced in the arbitration proceedings but was omitted from the award. If such omission does exist, the arbitral tribunal shall make an additional award within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the written request. The arbitral tribunal may also make an additional award on its own initiative within a reasonable period of time after the arbitral award is issued. Such additional award shall form a part of the arbitral award previously rendered.

Article 49 Execution of Award

1. The parties must automatically execute the arbitral award within the time period specified in the award. If no time limit is specified in the award, the parties shall execute the arbitral award immediately.

2. Where one party fails to execute the award, the other party may apply to a competent Chinese court for enforcement of the award pursuant to Chinese laws, or apply to a competent court for enforcement of the award according to the 1958 United Nations Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards or other international treaties that China has concluded or acceded to.

 

Chapter IV  Summary Procedure

 

Article 50 Application

1. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, this Summary Procedure shall apply to any case where the amount in dispute does not exceed RMB 500, 000 yuan, or to any case where the amount in dispute exceeds RMB 500, 000 yuan, yet one party applies for arbitration under this Summary Procedure and the other party agrees in writing.

2. Where no monetary claim is specified or the amount in dispute is not clear, the CIETAC shall determine whether or not to apply the Summary Procedure after a full consideration of such factors as the complexity of the case and the interests involved, etc.

Article 51 Notice of Arbitration

Where a Request for Arbitration is submitted to the CIETAC and is found to be acceptable for arbitration under the Summary Procedure, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission shall send a Notice of Arbitration to the parties.

Article 52 Formation of Arbitral Tribunal

An arbitral tribunal of a sole arbitrator shall be formed in accordance with Article 23 of these Rules to hear a case under the Summary Procedure.

Article 53 Statement of Defense and Counterclaim

1. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit its Statement of Defense and relevant evidence to the Secretariat of the CIETAC; counterclaims, if any, shall also be filed with supporting evidence within the said time period. The arbitral tribunal may extend this time period if it considers it justified.

2. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the counterclaim and its attachments, the Claimant shall file its Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim.

Article 54 Conduct of Hearing

The arbitral tribunal may examine the case in the manner it considers appropriate. The, arbitral tribunal may in its full discretion decide to examine the case only on the basis of the written materials and evidence submitted by the parties or to hold oral hearings.

Article 55 Oral Hearing

1. For a case examined by way of an oral hearing, the Secretariat of the CIETAC shall, after the arbitral tribunal has fixed a date for the oral hearing, notify the parties of the date at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the oral hearing date. A party having justified reasons may request the arbitral tribunal for a postponement of the oral hearing. However, such request must be communicated to the arbitral tribunal at least seven (7) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to postpone the oral hearing or not.

2. Where the arbitral tribunal decides to hear the case orally, only one oral hearing shall be held unless it is otherwise truly necessary.

3. A notice of oral hearing subsequent to the first oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the fifteen (15)-day time limit provided for in the foregoing Paragraph 1.

Article 56 Time Limits for Rendering Award

1. The arbitral tribunal shall render an arbitral award within three (3) months from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed.

2. Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Chairman of the CIETAC may extend the time period if he/she considers it truly necessary and the reasons for the extension truly justified.

Article 57 Change of Procedure

The application of the Summary Procedure shall not be affected by any amendment to the claim or by the filing of a counterclaim. Where the amount in dispute of the amended claim or that of the counterclaim exceeds RMB 500,000 Yuan, the procedure of the case shall be changed from the Summary Procedure to the general procedure unless the parties have agreed to the continuous application of the Summary Procedure.

Article 58 Context Reference

As to matters not covered in this Chapter, the relevant provisions in the other Chapters of these Rules shall apply.

 

Chapter V  Special Provisions for Domestic Arbitration

 

Article 59 Application

1. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to domestic arbitration cases accepted by the CIEATC.

2. The provisions of the Summary Procedure of Chapter IV shall apply if a domestic arbitration case falls within the scope of Article 50 of these Rules.

Article 60 Acceptance

1. Where a Request for Arbitration is found to meet the formality requirements specified in Article 10 of these Rules, the CIETAC shall accept the Request and notify the parties accordingly within five (5) days from its receipt of the Request or immediately upon its receipt of the Request. Where a Request for Arbitration is found not in conformity with the formality requirements, the CIETAC shall notify the party in writing of its refusal of the Request with reasons stated.

2. Upon receipt of a Request for Arbitration, the CIETAC may request the party to make corrections within a specified time period if it finds the Request is not in conformity with the provisions of Article 10 of these Rules.

Article 61 Formation of Arbitral Tribunal

The arbitral tribunal shall be formed in accordance with the provisions of Articles 21, 22, 23 and 24 of these Rules.

Article 62 Statement of Defense and Counterclaim

1. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the Notice of Arbitration, the Respondent shall submit its Statement of Defense and relevant evidence to the CIETAC; counterclaims, if any, shall also be filed with supporting evidence within the said time period. The arbitral tribunal may extend this time period if it considers it justified.

2. Within twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the counterclaim and its attachments, the Claimant shall file its Statement of Defense to the Respondent’s counterclaim. Article 63 Notice of Oral Hearing

1. For a case examined by way of an oral hearing, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission shall notify the parties of the date of oral hearing at least fifteen (15) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal may hold the oral hearing ahead of the schedule with consent from both parties. A party having justified reasons may request the arbitral tribunal for a postponement of the oral hearing. However, such request must be communicated to the arbitral tribunal seven (7) days in advance of the oral hearing date. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to postpone the oral hearing or not.

2. A notice of oral hearing subsequent to the first oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the fifteen (15)-day time limit provided in the foregoing Paragraph 1.

Article 64 Record of Oral Hearing

1. The arbitral tribunal shall make a brief written record of the oral hearing. Any party or participant in the arbitration may apply for a correction of the record if any omission or mistake is found in the record regarding its own statement. If the application is refused by the arbitral tribunal, it shall nevertheless be recorded into the file.

2. The written record shall be signed or sealed by the arbitrator(s), the recorder, the parties, and other participants in the arbitration, if any.

Article 65 Time Limits for Rendering Award

1. The arbitral tribunal shall render an award within four (4) months from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed.

2. Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Chairman of the CIETAC may extend this time period if he/she considers it truly necessary and the reasons truly justified.

Article 66 Context Reference

As to matters not covered in this Chapter, the relevant provisions in the other Chapters of these Rules shall apply.

 

Chapter Ⅵ  Supplementary Provisions

 

Article 67 Language

1. Where the parties have agreed on the arbitration language, their agreement shall prevail. Absent such agreement, the Chinese language shall be the official language to be used in the arbitration proceedings.

2. At an oral hearing, if a party or its representative(s) or witness requires language interpretation, the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission may provide an interpreter, or the party may bring its own interpreter.

3. The arbitral tribunal and/or the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission may, if it considers necessary, request the parties to submit a corresponding version of the documents and evidence by the parties in Chinese or in other languages.

Article 68 Service of Documents

1. All documents, notices and written materials in relation to the arbitration may be sent to the parties and/or their representatives in person, or by registered mail or express mail, facsimile, telex, cable, or by any other means considered proper by the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission.

2. Any written correspondence to a party and/or its representative(s) shall be deemed to have been properly served on the party if delivered to the addressee or delivered at his place of business, registration, domicile, habitual residence or mailing address, or where, after reasonable inquiries by the other party, none of the aforesaid addresses can be found, the written correspondence is sent by the Secretariat of the CIETAC or its Sub-Commission to the addressee’s last known place of business, registered address, domicile, habitual residence or mailing address by registered mail or by any other means that provides a record of the attempt of delivery.

Article 69 Arbitration Fees and Actual Expenses

1. Apart from charging arbitration fees to the parties according to the Fee Schedule of the CIETAC, the CIETAC may collect from the parties other extra, reasonable and actual expenses including arbitrators’ special remuneration and their travel and accommodation expenses incurred in dealing with the case, as well as the costs and expenses of experts, appraisers and interpreters appointed by the arbitral tribunal, etc.

2. Where a party has appointed an arbitrator who will incur extra expenses, such as travel and accommodation expenses, and fails to pay in advance as a deposit within a time period specified by the CIETAC, the party shall be deemed not to have appointed the arbitrator. In such event, the Chairman of the CIETAC may appoint an arbitrator for the party pursuant to Article 22 or Article 23 of these Rules.

3. Where the parties have agreed to hold an oral hearing at a place other than the CIETAC’s domicile, extra expenses including travel and accommodation expenses incurred thereby shall be paid in advance as a deposit by the parties. In the event that the parties fail to do so, the oral hearing shall be held at the domicile of the CIETAC.

 Article 70 Interpretation

1. The headings of the articles in these Rules shall not serve as interpretations of the contents of the provisions contained herein.

2. These Rules shall be interpreted by the CIETAC.

Article 71 Coming into Force

These Rules shall be effective as from May 1st, 2005. For cases accepted by the CIETAC or by its Sub-Commissions before these Rules become effective, the Arbitration Rules effective at the time of acceptance shall apply, or these Rules shall apply where both parties agree.


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