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中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心仲裁规则
2016-05-31 / 重庆仲裁委员会

第一章 总则

第一条 机构和职责

中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心(以下称本中心)是重庆仲裁委员会(以下称本会)依法设立的分支机构,受本会指派为国际或者涉外商事争议和涉及香港特别行政区、澳门特别行政区及台湾地区的商事争议提供咨询、立案、开庭审理等仲裁服务。

第二条 规则适用

本会受理的国际或者涉外商事争议案件和涉及香港特别行政区、澳门特别行政区及台湾地区的商事争议案件适用本规则进行仲裁, 但当事人对仲裁规则另有约定的除外。

当事人约定按照本规则进行仲裁但未约定仲裁机构的,视为同意将争议提交本会仲裁。

当事人同意由本会仲裁,但约定适用其他仲裁规则,或者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者与仲裁程序适用法律的强制性规定相抵触的除外。其他仲裁规则规定由仲裁机构履行的职责,由本会履行。

当事人约定适用《联合国国际贸易法委员会仲裁规则》的,本会作为仲裁员指定机构,并依约定或者规定履行其他程序管理职能。

第三条 仲裁地

当事人对仲裁地有约定的,从其约定。

当事人对仲裁地未作约定或者约定不明确的,以本会所在地为仲裁地。本会也可以根据案件的具体情形确定其他地点为仲裁地。

仲裁裁决应当视为在仲裁地作出。

第四条 仲裁语言

当事人对仲裁语言有约定的,从其约定。当事人没有约定的,仲裁庭应当在适当考虑仲裁协议或者争议所涉合同使用的语言,以及案件的其他具体情形后,决定一种或者数种仲裁语言。

仲裁庭开庭时,如果当事人或者其代理人、证人需要语言翻译的,当事人应当自行提供或者请求仲裁庭提供译员。

当事人提交的各种文书和证明材料,本会或者仲裁庭认为必要时,可以要求当事人提供当事人约定的或者仲裁庭决定的一种或者数种仲裁语言的译本。

第五条 送达及期间

有关仲裁的文书、通知、材料等可以当面送达或者以邮寄、传真、电子邮件等方式或者本会或者仲裁庭认为适当的其他方式送达。

向当事人或者其代理人发送的仲裁文书、通知、材料等,如经当面送交受送达人或者邮寄至受送达人或者他方当事人提供的受送达人的营业地、登记地、住所地、经常居所地或者其他通讯地址(包括合同中约定的通讯地址),即视为已经送达。经合理查询不能找到上述任一地点而以邮寄的方式或者能提供投递记录的其他任何方式投递给受送达人最后一个为人所知的营业地、登记地、住所地、经常居所地或者通讯地址,即视为已经送达。

本规则规定的期限或者根据本规则确定的期限,应当自期限开始之次日起算,期限开始之日,不计算在期限内。如果期限开始之次日为送达地公共假日或者非工作日,则从其后的第一个工作日开始起算。期限内的公共假日或者非工作日不扣除,应当计算在期限内。期限届满日是公共假日或者非工作日的,以其后的第一个工作日为期限届满日。

期限不包括在途时间,仲裁文书、材料、通知等在期限届满前交邮、交发的,不视为过期。

第六条 放弃异议权

当事人知道或者应当知道本规则或者仲裁协议中规定的任何条款或者事项未被遵守,仍继续参加仲裁程序或者继续进行仲裁程序,且对不遵守情况未及时地、明示地提出书面异议的,视为其放弃提出异议的权利。

第二章 仲裁协议及管辖权

第七条 仲裁协议

仲裁协议是指当事人同意将已经发生或者可能发生的争议提交仲裁的合意,包括合同中的仲裁条款或者以其他形式达成的书面仲裁协议。

仲裁协议应当采取书面形式,包括合同书、信件和数据电文(包括电报、电传、传真、电子数据交换和电子邮件)等足以证明仲裁协议内容的形式。

当事人在仲裁协议中虽未完整使用“重庆仲裁委员会”或者“中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心”字样,但其表述不产生歧义的,推定为对本会的选择。

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。

一方作出愿意将争议提交本会仲裁的书面承诺,另一方向本会申请仲裁的,视为达成仲裁协议。

第八条 仲裁协议的独立性

合同中的仲裁条款应当视为与合同其他条款分离的、独立存在的条款,附属于合同的仲裁协议也应当视为与合同其他条款分离的、独立存在的一个部分;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者仲裁协议的效力。

第九条 对仲裁协议效力的异议

当事人对仲裁协议的效力有异议的,应当在仲裁庭首次开庭前以书面形式提出;书面审理的案件,应当在首次答辩期届满前以书面形式提出。未在上述规定的期限内提出异议的,视为无异议。

前款对仲裁协议效力的异议,包括对当事人之间是否存在仲裁协议、仲裁协议是否有效、仲裁协议是否无法实施的异议。

当事人就仲裁协议的效力向本会提出异议的,可由本会或者由本会授权仲裁庭作出决定。仲裁庭的决定可以在仲裁程序中单独作出,也可以在裁决书中一并作出。

本会根据表面证据认为存在由本会进行仲裁的协议,可以作出本会有管辖权的决定,但不妨碍仲裁庭根据审理过程中发现的事实及证据重新作出与原决定不一致的管辖权决定。

第十条 其他管辖权异议

除第九条规定外,其他有关管辖权异议的决定,由仲裁庭以决定的形式或者在裁决书中作出。

第十一条 无管辖权争议案件的撤销

本会或者经本会授权的仲裁庭作出无管辖权决定的,应当作出撤销案件的决定。撤销案件的决定在仲裁庭组成前由本会作出,在仲裁庭组成后,由仲裁庭作出。

第三章  仲裁申请、受理与答辩

第十二条 仲裁程序的开始

仲裁程序自本会收到仲裁申请之日开始。

第十三条 申请仲裁

当事人向本会申请仲裁,应当符合下列条件:

(一)有仲裁协议;

(二)有明确的被申请人;

(三)有具体的仲裁请求、事实和理由。

当事人向本会申请仲裁,应当提交仲裁协议、仲裁申请书及有关证据等材料,并预缴仲裁费。

仲裁申请书应当由申请人或者申请人特别授权的代理人签名或者盖章,并载明下列事项:

(一)申请人和被申请人的基本情况。自然人应当写明姓名、性别、国籍、出生年月、经常居所地、联系电话、电子邮件地址以及其他可能的快捷联系方式;法人或者其他组织应当写明全称、登记地、住所地或者营业地、联系电话、传真、电子邮件地址以及其他可能的快捷联系方式,并写明法定代表人或者主要负责人的姓名、职务;

(二)申请仲裁所依据的仲裁协议;

(三)具体的仲裁请求;

(四)所依据的事实和理由。

第十四条 多份合同

申请人就多份合同项下的争议可以在同一仲裁案件中合并提出仲裁申请,但应当同时符合下列条件:
(一)多份合同系主从合同关系;或者多份合同所涉当事人相同且法律关系性质相同;
(二)争议源于同一交易或者同一系列交易;
(三)多份合同中的仲裁协议内容相同或者相容。

第十五条 受理

本会收到仲裁申请后,认为符合受理条件的,应当自申请人预缴仲裁费之日起3日内受理,认为不符合受理条件的,应当书面通知申请人不予受理,并说明理由;认为申请材料不符合本会规定的,应当列明需要补充材料的清单,要求申请人在一定期限内一次性补正;申请人逾期不补正的,视为未申请。

本会受理仲裁申请后,应当及时将受理仲裁通知书、仲裁规则、仲裁员名册、仲裁庭及仲裁员选(指)定书等仲裁文书送达申请人,并将参加仲裁通知书、申请书副本连同其他仲裁文书送达被申请人。

第十六条 答辩

被申请人应当在收到参加仲裁通知书之日起30日内提交答辩书。被申请人申请延期答辩,且仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。仲裁庭尚未组成的,由本会决定是否延长答辩期限。

答辩书由被申请人或者被申请人授权的代理人签名或者盖章,并应当包括下列内容:

(一)被申请人的基本情况。自然人应当写明姓名、性别、国籍、出生年月、经常居所地、联系电话、电子邮件地址以及其他可能的快捷联系方式;法人或者其他组织应当写明全称、登记地、住所地或者营业地、联系电话、传真、电子邮件地址以及其他可能的快捷联系方式,并写明法定代表人或者主要负责人的姓名、职务;

(二)答辩意见;

(三)答辩所依据的事实和理由并附相关证明材料。

仲裁庭有权决定是否接受逾期提交的答辩书。

被申请人未提交答辩书,不影响仲裁程序的进行。

第十七条 反请求

被申请人向本会提出反请求的,应当符合下列条件:

(一)反请求应当属同一仲裁协议范围;

(二)有具体的请求事项及其依据的事实和理由;

(三)自收到仲裁通知之日起30日内以书面形式提出。

被申请人申请延期提出反请求,且仲裁庭认为有正当理由的,可以适当延长此期限。仲裁庭尚未组成的,由本会决定是否延长反请求期限。

被申请人向本会提出反请求后,应当预缴反请求仲裁费。本会在收到被申请人预缴反请求仲裁费之日起3日内受理,并及时将反请求申请书副本送达申请人。

申请人应当自收到反请求申请书副本之日起30日内向本中心提交答辩书;未提交答辩书的,不影响仲裁程序的进行。

第十八条 变更仲裁请求或者反请求

在仲裁程序中,任何一方当事人可在庭审辩论终结前书面申请变更其请求或者反请求,本会或者仲裁庭可以同意该变更,但当事人的变更申请影响仲裁程序正常进行的除外。

变更请求或者反请求的提出、受理、答辩等事项,参照本规则第十五条、第十六条、第十七条的规定办理。

第十九条 文件的提交

当事人提交仲裁申请书、答辩书、反请求申请书、证明文件以及其他书面文件,应当一式五份。如果当事人超过两个,增加相应份数;如果仲裁庭组成人数为一人,减少两份。

当事人对自己提交的证据材料应当装订,标明序号和页码,并附证据清单,简要写明证据材料的名称、证明对象,签名盖章并注明提交日期。

当事人在提交上述书面文件的同时,可以提交相应的电子版本。

第二十条 代理人

当事人可以委托中国和/或外国的仲裁代理人办理有关仲裁事项。当事人委托代理人进行仲裁活动的,应当向本会提交载明具体委托事项和权限的授权委托书。

第四章 保全与临时措施

第二十一条 保全

当事人在申请仲裁前需要采取保全措施的,应当向有管辖权的人民法院提出申请。

当事人在仲裁程序中申请财产保全、证据保全或者行为保全的,本会应当将其申请提交有管辖权的人民法院。

第二十二条 紧急仲裁庭

当事人在仲裁案件受理后至仲裁庭组成前提出临时措施申请的,可以根据执行国家或者地区有关法律的规定向本会提交组成紧急仲裁庭的书面申请。当事人提交组成紧急仲裁庭的书面申请,应当说明理由;是否同意组成紧急仲裁庭,由本会决定。

本会同意组成紧急仲裁庭的,当事人应当预缴费用。申请组成紧急仲裁庭手续完备的,本会应当在2日内在推荐仲裁员名册中指定一名仲裁员组成紧急仲裁庭。本会应当将紧急仲裁庭的组成情况通知当事人。

紧急仲裁庭有权采取其认为适当的方式就当事人的临时措施申请进行审查,但应当保证当事人有合理陈述的机会。

除非当事人另有约定,组成紧急仲裁庭的仲裁员不再担任与临时措施申请有关的争议案件的仲裁员。

对于提交紧急仲裁庭的临时措施申请,紧急仲裁庭应当在组成之日起20日内作出决定。

紧急仲裁庭应当以执行地国家或者地区有关法律规定的形式作出书面决定,并说明理由。紧急仲裁庭作出的决定,应当加盖本会印章。

第二十三条 其他临时措施

经一方当事人请求,或者仲裁庭认为必要,仲裁庭可以根据临时措施执行地所在国家或者地区有关法律的规定,决定采取其他适当的临时措施。仲裁庭采取其他临时措施的,可以以决定或者先行裁决的方式作出。仲裁庭有权指令请求临时措施的一方当事人提供适当的担保。

第二十四条 临时措施异议

临时措施申请的相对方对临时措施决定有异议的,应当在收到临时措施决定之日起3日内向本会书面提出,由本会提交紧急仲裁庭作出决定。紧急仲裁庭已经解散的,由此后组成的仲裁庭作出决定。紧急仲裁庭或者仲裁庭应当在收到前述异议之日起3日内,作出是否维持、修改、中止、撤销临时措施决定的决定。

紧急仲裁庭或者仲裁庭可自行决定是否修改、中止、撤销临时措施决定。

仲裁庭亦可自行决定是否修改、中止、撤销此前由紧急仲裁庭作出的临时措施决定。

紧急仲裁庭或者仲裁庭根据本条的规定对临时措施决定作出任何变更的,均应当以书面形式作出并说明理由。该变更同时构成临时措施决定的组成部分。申请临时措施的当事人应当在收到临时措施变更决定之日起5日内,通知具有管辖权的法院。

第五章 仲裁庭的组成

第二十五条 独立和公平原则

仲裁员独立于当事人,并应当公平地对待当事人。

第二十六条 仲裁庭的人数

仲裁庭由一名独任仲裁员或者三名仲裁员组成。

除非当事人另有约定或者本规则另有规定,仲裁庭由三名仲裁员组成。

第二十七条 仲裁员的选定或者指定

本会制定推荐仲裁员名册,当事人可以从本会提供的推荐仲裁员名册中选定仲裁员。

当事人可以约定仲裁员的产生方式,但其约定无法实施或者与仲裁程序适用法律的强制性规定相抵触的除外。

当事人可以从其他仲裁机构的仲裁员名册中选定仲裁员,经本会确认后,可以担任该案仲裁员,其任期至该案审理终结时止。

如果存在多个申请人,则该多个申请人应当共同选定或者共同委托本会主任指定仲裁员;如果存在多个被申请人,则该多个被申请人应当共同选定或者共同委托本会主任指定仲裁员。

第二十八条 三人仲裁庭的组成

除非当事人另有约定,申请人和被申请人应当各自在收到仲裁通知之日起30日内选定或者委托本会主任指定一名仲裁员。当事人未能按照上述规定选定或者委托本会主任指定的,由本会主任指定。

除非当事人另有约定,首席仲裁员由当事人在被申请人收到仲裁通知之日起30日内共同选定或者共同委托本会主任指定。当事人未能按照上述规定共同选定或者共同委托本会主任指定首席仲裁员的,由本会主任指定。

当事人可以约定首席仲裁员由已确定的两名仲裁员共同指定。除非当事人另有约定,在第二名仲裁员确定之日起5日内该两名已确定的仲裁员未对首席仲裁员人选达成一致的,首席仲裁员由本会主任指定。

经当事人同意,本会主任可以就首席仲裁员的人选推荐若干名候选人名单,供当事人选择。

双方当事人可以在本会的推荐仲裁员名册中各自选择一至十名仲裁员,以双方选定的相同的一名仲裁员担任首席仲裁员;若双方选定相同仲裁员在一名以上的,由双方选定书中最先相同的一名担任首席仲裁员;双方当事人选定的仲裁员中没有相同的,由本会主任指定,但本会主任指定的仲裁员不能在双方已选定的仲裁员中产生。

第二十九条 独任仲裁庭的组成

仲裁庭由一名仲裁员组成的,按照本规则第二十八条第二款、第四款或者第五款规定的程序,指定该独任仲裁员。

第三十条 披露

被选定或者指定的仲裁员应当签署声明书,向本会书面披露可能引起对其公正性和独立性产生合理怀疑的任何事实或者情况。

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本会披露。

仲裁员披露的信息应当转交当事人和仲裁庭其他成员。

第三十一条 仲裁员的回避

当事人以仲裁员披露的信息为由要求该仲裁员回避的,应当于收到仲裁员的书面披露后10日内书面提出。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。

当事人对被选定或者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,可以在首次开庭前书面提出要求该仲裁员回避的请求,但应当说明提出回避请求所依据的具体事实和理由,并举证;回避事由在首次开庭后知道的,可以在案件审理终结前提出。

当事人的回避申请应当立即转交另一方当事人、被提请回避的仲裁员及仲裁庭其他成员。

被选定或者指定的仲裁员有应当回避的情形的,应当向本会书面提出回避申请。

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。

除本条第五款规定的情形外,仲裁员是否回避,由本会主任作出决定。

在本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。

第三十二条 仲裁员更换

仲裁员因回避或者由于自动退出等原因不能履行职责时,应当按照原选定或者指定该仲裁员的程序,在规定的期限内选定或者指定替换的仲裁员。

仲裁员在法律上或者事实上不能履行其职责,或者没有按照本规则的要求履行职责时,本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。仲裁员由于上述原因不能履行职责时,应当按照原选定或者指定该仲裁员的程序,在规定的期限内选定或者指定替换的仲裁员。

重新选定或者指定仲裁员后,当事人可以请求已进行的仲裁程序重新进行,是否准许,由仲裁庭决定。仲裁庭也可以自行决定已进行的仲裁程序是否重新进行。

第三十三条 多数仲裁员继续仲裁程序
最后一次开庭终结后,如果出现三人仲裁庭中的一名仲裁员在法律上或者事实上不能参加合议或者作出裁决,本会应当根据本规则第三十二条的规定更换仲裁员,但当事人均不同意更换的,该两名仲裁员应当继续进行仲裁程序,作出决定或者裁决。

第六章 审理程序

第三十四条 审理方式

除非当事人另有约定,仲裁庭有权决定程序事项,并按照其认为适当的方式审理案件。在任何情形下,仲裁庭均应当保持公平,给予当事人陈述和辩论的合理机会。

当事人可以约定采用询问式、辩论式或者其他方式开庭审理案件。

仲裁庭对于程序事项意见不一致时,仲裁程序按照仲裁庭的多数意见进行;仲裁庭不能形成多数意见时,仲裁程序按照首席仲裁员的意见进行。

除非依本规则规定或者当事人另有约定,仲裁庭应当开庭审理案件;但仲裁庭认为不必开庭审理,并经征得当事人同意的,仲裁庭可以只依据书面文件进行审理。

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、制作审理范围书、要求当事人进行庭前证据交换、要求当事人披露相关文件。

第三十五条 追加当事人和加入仲裁程序

在仲裁程序开始之后,当事人可以书面申请追加在同一仲裁协议项下的其他当事人作为仲裁当事人。是否同意,由仲裁庭作出决定;仲裁庭尚未组成的,由本会作出决定。

经当事人与第三人书面同意,仲裁庭有权允许一名或者若干名第三人作为申请人或者被申请人加入仲裁。仲裁庭尚未组成的,由本会作出决定。

第三十六条 合并仲裁

经当事人书面同意,本会可以决定将根据本规则进行的两个或者两个以上的仲裁案件合并为一个仲裁案件,由同一仲裁庭进行审理。

根据本条第一款决定合并仲裁时,本会应当考虑相关仲裁案件之间的关联性。

除非当事人另有约定,合并的仲裁案件应当合并于最先开始仲裁程序的仲裁案件。

第三十七条 开庭通知

对于开庭审理的案件,仲裁庭确定首次开庭时间后,应当提前20日将开庭时间书面通知双方当事人。双方当事人申请并经仲裁庭同意的,可以提前或者延期开庭。一方当事人有正当理由要求延期开庭的,应当在开庭前15日提出书面申请,是否延期由仲裁庭决定。

当事人有正当理由未能按第一款规定的期限提出延期开庭申请的,是否接受其延期申请,由仲裁庭决定。

首次开庭后的其他开庭日期及延期后开庭审理日期的通知,不受本条第一款通知时限和书面形式的限制。

第三十八条 开庭地点

除非当事人另有约定, 由本会受理的案件应当在本中心所在地开庭审理。如仲裁庭认为必要,经本会同意,也可以在其他地点开庭审理。

当事人约定在本中心所在地外的其他地点开庭的, 从其约定。

当事人约定在本中心所在地之外开庭的,应当预缴因此而发生的差旅费、食宿费等实际费用。当事人未在本会规定的期限内预缴有关实际费用的,应当在本中心所在地开庭。

第三十九条 保密

除当事人另有约定外,仲裁庭审理案件应当不公开进行。

对不公开审理的案件,当事人及其仲裁代理人、仲裁员、仲裁庭的咨询专家和指定的鉴定人、证人和其他有关人员,不得对外透露案件实体和程序。

第四十条 当事人缺席

申请人在开庭审理时无正当理由不到庭的,或者未经仲裁庭许可中途退庭的,视为撤回仲裁申请;被申请人提出反请求的,不影响仲裁庭就反请求进行审理。

被申请人在开庭审理时无正当理由不到庭的,或者未经仲裁庭许可中途退庭的,仲裁庭可以进行缺席审理,并继续仲裁程序;被申请人提出反请求的,视为撤回反请求申请。

第四十一条 庭审记录

仲裁庭开庭审理案件,应当制作庭审笔录,也可以录音或者录像。庭审笔录由仲裁员、仲裁庭秘书、当事人和其他仲裁参加人签名或者捺印。

当事人和其他仲裁参加人对自己陈述的记录认为有遗漏或者差错的,有权申请仲裁庭补正。仲裁庭不予补正的,应当记录该申请。

当事人可查阅庭审笔录。

第四十二条 举证

当事人应当对其仲裁请求、答辩和反请求所依据的事实提供证据加以证明。

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证据。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。

负有举证责任的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,应当承担因此产生的后果。仲裁庭应当坚持公平和诚实信用原则,根据法律的规定或者惯例,合理分配当事人承担举证责任。

一方当事人对另一方当事人陈述的案件事实明确表示承认的,另一方当事人无需举证。一方当事人陈述的事实,另一方当事人既不承认也不否认,经仲裁庭说明并询问后其仍不明确表示承认或者否认的,视为对该事实的承认。

当事人申请证人出庭的,应当在书面申请中列明拟出庭的证人的身份信息、证词和所用的语言。仲裁庭有权自主决定准许、拒绝或者限制证人出庭。当事人、代理人和仲裁庭可以按照仲裁庭决定的询问方式,向提供证言的证人发问。

就法律及其他专业问题,当事人可以聘请专家证人提出书面意见或者出庭作证。

当事人对证据规则有特别约定的,从其约定,但其约定无法实施或者与仲裁程序适用法律强制性规定相抵触的除外。

第四十三条 庭前证据交换

仲裁庭可以组织当事人在首次开庭前交换证据。证据交换由仲裁庭或者仲裁庭委托的首席仲裁员在指定的时间召集双方当事人进行。

第四十四条 质证

仲裁庭可以根据案件审理需要,安排当事人自行就证据材料原件与复印件是否一致进行核对,也可以委托仲裁庭秘书组织当事人进行上述核对工作。

除非当事人另有约定,证据应当在开庭审理时出示,由当事人质证。书证应当出示原件,物证应当出示原物。出示原件或者原物确有困难的,可以出示复制品、照片、副本或者节录本,但应当说明来源并与原件、原物核对或者经鉴定无误。一方当事人对另一方当事人提交的复制品、照片、副本、节录本的真实性没有表示异议,可以视为与原件或者原物一致。

在开庭前当事人已经交换并进行核对认可的证据,经仲裁庭在庭审中说明后,可以不经出示,直接作为认定案件事实的依据。

对于书面审理的案件中的证据材料,应当在仲裁庭规定的期限内提交,当事人同意书面质证的,应当在仲裁庭规定的期限内提交书面质证意见。

当事人当庭以及在开庭后补交的证据材料,另一方当事人同意书面质证的,应当在仲裁庭规定的期限内提交书面质证意见。

第四十五条 仲裁庭调查

仲裁庭认为必要, 或者当事人申请且仲裁庭同意的,仲裁庭可以调查事实,收集证据。

仲裁庭现场调查事实、收集证据时,应当通知当事人到场。当事人经通知不到场的,不影响仲裁庭调查事实和收集证据。

仲裁庭调查的有关情况及收集的证据,应当告知或者转交当事人,并给予当事人提出意见的机会。

第四十六条 专家报告及鉴定报告

仲裁庭认为必要,或者当事人提出请求且经仲裁庭同意的,仲裁庭可以决定就案件专门性问题向专家咨询或者指定鉴定人进行鉴定、审计、评估、检测。

仲裁庭应当采取机选方式随机选择确定鉴定人。

专家报告或者鉴定报告副本应当转交当事人,给予当事人提出意见的机会。任何一方当事人要求专家或者鉴定人参加开庭的,经仲裁庭同意,专家或者鉴定人应当参加开庭,并在仲裁庭认为必要时就所作出的报告进行解释。

仲裁庭有权要求当事人、当事人也有义务向专家或者鉴定人提供或者出示任何有关资料、文件或者财产、实物,以供专家或者鉴定人审阅、检验或者鉴定。
第四十七条 程序中止

双方当事人共同或者分别请求中止仲裁程序,或者出现其他需要中止仲裁程序的情形的,仲裁程序可以中止。
中止程序的原因消失或者中止程序期满后,仲裁程序恢复进行。
仲裁程序的中止及恢复,由仲裁庭决定;仲裁庭尚未组成的,由本会决定。

第四十八条 撤回申请和撤销案件

当事人可以撤回全部仲裁请求或者全部仲裁反请求。申请人撤回全部仲裁请求的,不影响仲裁庭就被申请人的仲裁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。

仲裁请求和反请求全部撤回的,仲裁庭应当作出撤销案件的决定。在仲裁庭组成前撤销案件的,由本会作出撤销案件的决定。

因当事人自身原因致使仲裁程序不能进行的,可以视为其撤回仲裁请求。

第四十九条 仲裁庭主持的调解

仲裁庭在作出裁决前,可以按照其认为适当的方式进行调解。

在调解过程中,任何一方当事人提出终止调解或者仲裁庭认为已无调解成功的可能时,应当停止调解。

当事人经调解达成协议的,当事人可以撤回仲裁请求或者反请求,也可以请求仲裁庭依照协议的内容制作裁决书或者调解书。调解达成的协议内容超出仲裁请求范围的,应当允许。

对能够即时履行完毕且当事人表示不需要制作调解书或者裁决书的,应当将调解协议记入笔录,由双方当事人和仲裁员在笔录上签名后案件终结。

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当事人、仲裁员在调解过程中曾发表的意见、提出的观点、作出的陈述、表示认同或者否定的建议或者主张作为支持其请求、答辩或者反请求的依据。调解不成的,仲裁庭应当及时作出裁决。

第五十条 调解书的制作

调解书由首席仲裁员或者独任仲裁员按照本会规定的统一格式制作,应当写明仲裁请求和当事人协议的结果及仲裁费的承担。调解书由仲裁员签名,加盖本会印章,送达双方当事人。

调解书经双方当事人签收后,即发生法律效力。

在调解书签收前当事人反悔的,仲裁庭应当及时作出裁决。

第五十一条 当事人自行和解

当事人自行达成和解协议的,可以请求仲裁庭依照和解协议的内容制作裁决书或者调解书。当事人尚未申请仲裁或者仲裁庭尚未组成的,如当事人请求依照和解协议作出仲裁裁决书,除非当事人另有约定,本会主任应当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,其具体程序和期限不受本规则其他条款限制。

第七章

第五十二条 作出终局裁决的期限

仲裁庭应当在组庭之日起6个月内作出裁决。

下列期间不计入上述期限:

(一)根据本规则第四十六条进行鉴定、审计、评估、检测、专家咨询等的期间;

(二)根据法律和本规则第四十七条中止仲裁程序的期间;

(三)根据本规则第四十九条、第五十一条进行调解、和解的期间;

(四)根据本规则规定,因仲裁员回避、反请求、变更仲裁请求、重新组庭、更换仲裁员、双方共同申请延期及送达不能等情形所需要的时间。

经仲裁庭请求,本会认为确有正当理由和必要的,可以延长该期限。

第五十三条 裁决的作出

仲裁庭应当根据事实和法律,参考国际商事惯例,并遵循公平合理原则,独立公正地作出裁决。

当事人对案件实体适用法律有约定的,从其约定。当事人没有约定或者其约定与仲裁地法律强制性规定相抵触的,由仲裁庭决定案件实体的法律适用。

仲裁庭在其作出的裁决中,应当写明仲裁请求及仲裁反请求、争议事实、裁决理由、裁决结果、仲裁费用的承担、作出裁决的日期和地点。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。仲裁庭有权确定当事人履行裁决的具体期限及逾期履行所应当承担的责任。

仲裁庭由三名仲裁员组成的,裁决前应当对仲裁案件进行评议,并制作评议笔录。裁决应当按照全体仲裁员或者多数仲裁员的意见作出,少数仲裁员的不同意见应当记入笔录。仲裁庭不能形成多数意见时,裁决应当按照首席仲裁员的意见作出。

裁决书由仲裁员签名,加盖本会印章。对裁决持不同意见的仲裁员,可以签名,也可以不签名,但不签名的仲裁员应当出具书面意见。

作出裁决书的日期,即为裁决发生法律效力的日期。

裁决是终局的,对当事人均有约束力。

第五十四条 先行裁决

仲裁庭认为必要或者当事人提出申请经仲裁庭同意的,可以在最终裁决作出前,就其中一部分事实已经清楚的案件争议先行裁决。

当事人不履行先行裁决的,不影响仲裁程序的进行和最终裁决的作出。

第五十五条 裁决书草案的核阅

仲裁庭应当在签署裁决书之前,将其草案提交本会。本会可以对裁决书的形式进行修改,并且在不影响仲裁庭自主决定权的前提下,提醒仲裁庭注意实体问题。裁决书形式未经本会批准,仲裁庭不得作出裁决。

第五十六条 裁决书的更正和补充

对裁决书或者调解书中的文字、计算错误或者对仲裁庭已经作出评判但在裁决书中遗漏的事项,仲裁庭应当在作出裁决后的合理时间内更正或者补正。

任何一方当事人均可以在收到裁决书之日起30日内就裁决书中的书写、打印、计算上的错误或者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,仲裁庭应当在收到书面申请之日起30日内作出书面更正。

对当事人申请仲裁的事项遗漏未作出裁决的,仲裁庭应当作出补充裁决。

更正、补正和补充裁决是原裁决书的组成部分。

第八章 简易程序

第五十七条 简易程序的适用

仲裁案件争议金额不超过人民币100万元(或者等值外币)的,适用简易程序。双方当事人另有约定的除外。

争议金额虽然超过人民币100万元(或者等值外币),但双方当事人约定适用简易程序的,适用简易程序。

没有争议金额或者争议金额不明确的,由本会根据案件的复杂程度、涉及权益的情况以及其他有关因素综合考虑决定是否适用简易程序。

第五十八条 仲裁庭的组成

除非当事人另有约定,适用简易程序的案件,依据本规则第二十九条的规定组成独任仲裁庭审理案件。

第五十九条 审理方式

仲裁庭可以按照其认为适当的方式审理案件;可以在征求当事人意见后决定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。

第六十条 开庭审理

对于开庭审理的案件,仲裁庭确定第一次开庭日期后,应当不迟于开庭前10日书面通知当事人。当事人有正当理由的,可以请求延期开庭,但应当不迟于开庭前7日以书面形式提出;是否延期开庭,由仲裁庭决定。

当事人有正当理由未能按本条第一款规定的期限提出延期开庭申请的,是否接受其延期申请,由仲裁庭决定。

首次开庭后的其他开庭日期及延期后开庭审理日期的通知,不受本条第一款通知时限和书面形式的限制。

第六十一条 作出终局裁决的期限

仲裁庭应当在组庭之日起3个月内作出裁决。

经仲裁庭请求,本会认为确有正当理由和必要的,可以延长该期限。

第六十二条 程序变更

仲裁请求的变更或者反请求的提出,不影响简易程序的进行。变更后的仲裁请求或者反请求所涉及的争议金额超过人民币100万元(或者等值外币)的,经一方当事人请求或者本会认为有必要的,本会可以决定将简易程序变更为普通程序。

除非当事人另有约定,原独任仲裁员转为首席仲裁员

第六十三条 其他规定

本章未规定的事项,适用本规则其他各章的有关规定。

第九章 附

第六十四条 仲裁费用

当事人向本会提出仲裁申请或者反请求,应当按照本规则所附的《中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心收费办法》预缴仲裁费。未预缴仲裁费的,本会不予受理。

当事人约定适用其他仲裁规则的,可以适用其他仲裁规则规定的仲裁收费办法;如该适用规则没有规定仲裁收费办法或者当事人要求按本规则规定预缴仲裁费的,可以适用本规则所附的《中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心收费办法》。

变更请求或者反请求超出原请求或者反请求标的额的部分需要相应增加预缴仲裁费的,应当按本规则所附的《中国重庆两江国际仲裁中心收费办法》预缴,未预缴的视为未变更请求或者反请求。

在仲裁过程中,若当事人未按规定缴付相关费用,本会应当通知当事人,以便由任何一方缴付。若仍未缴付,本会可决定中止仲裁程序,或者以本会认为恰当的形式继续仲裁程序。

第六十五条 费用承担

仲裁庭有权在裁决书中裁定当事人应当承担的仲裁费和其他费用,包括当事人按照收费办法应当缴付的费用和实际开支,以及当事人为进行仲裁而发生的合理的法律费用和其他费用。

仲裁费用原则上应当由败诉方承担。但仲裁庭可以在考虑相关情况后,按照其认为合理的比例,决定由当事人分担,但当事人另有约定的除外。

当事人自行和解或者经仲裁庭调解结案的,可以协商各自承担的仲裁费比例;协商不成的,由仲裁庭裁决。

第六十六条 规则的解释

本规则条文标题不用于解释条文含义。

本规则由本会负责解释。

除非另有声明,本会发布的其他文件不构成本规则的组成部分。《重庆仲裁委员会仲裁规则》的规定与本规则不一致的,以本规则规定为准。

第六十七条 规则的正式文本

本会公布的本规则的中文、英文以及其他语言文本,均为正式文本。不同文本的表述不一致的,以中文文本为准。

第六十八条 规则的施行

 

 

 

China Chongqing Liangjiang

International Arbitration Center

Arbitration Rules

(Deliberated and Approved at the Third Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Committee of Chongqing Arbitration Commission. Effective as from May 1, 2016)

Chapter I General Provisions

Article 1 Structure and Duties

China Chongqing Liangjiang International Arbitration Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”) is a branch legally established and delegated by Chongqing Arbitration Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”) to provide such services as consultation, acceptance and hearing etc. in connection with arbitration for international or foreign-related commercial disputes and as well as commercial disputes involving Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region or the Taiwan Region.

Article 2 Application of Rules

The international or foreign-related commercial disputes and as well as commercial disputes involving Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region or the Taiwan Region accepted by the Center shall be arbitrated under these Rules, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Where the parties agree to submit their dispute to arbitration under these Rules without agreement on any specific arbitration institution, such parties shall be deemed to have agreed to submit the dispute to arbitration by the Commission.

Where the parties agree to submit their dispute to the Commission for arbitration but have agreed on the application of other arbitration rules or have agreed on a modification of these Rules, the parties’ agreement shall prevail unless such agreement cannot be implemented or is in conflict with a mandatory provision of the law applicable to the arbitral proceedings. The duties to be performed by an arbitration institution under any other arbitration rules shall be performed by the Commission.

Where the parties agree to apply the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Arbitration Rules, the Commission shall be the institution to appoint arbitrators and perform other administrative duties related to proceedings pursuant to such agreement or provisions.

Article 3 Place of Arbitration

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

Where the parties fail to agree on the place of arbitration or the place of arbitration is not clear, the place of arbitration shall be the place where the Commission is located. The Commission may also designate another location having regard to the circumstances of the case as the place of arbitration.

The arbitral award shall be deemed as having been made at the place of arbitration.

Article 4 Language of Arbitration

Where the parties have agreed on the language of arbitration, their agreement shall prevail. If the parties fail to have such agreement, the Commission shall designate one or more language(s) as the language(s) of arbitration having appropriate regard to the language used in the arbitration agreement or in the contract involved in the dispute and other circumstances of the case.

If a party or its representative(s) or witness(es) requires interpretation at an oral hearing by the arbitral tribunal, an interpreter may be provided either by the party or by the arbitral tribunal upon the request of the party.

The Commission or the arbitral tribunal may, if considering it necessary, require the parties to submit a corresponding translation of their documents and evidence into one or more language(s) of arbitration agreed by the parties or determined by the arbitral tribunal.

Article 5 Service and Periods of Time

All documents, notices and materials in relation to the arbitration may be delivered in person, or sent by mail, fax or email, or by any other means considered proper by the Commission or the arbitral tribunal.

The arbitration documents, notices and materials sent to a party or its representative(s) shall be deemed to have been properly served on the party if delivered to the addressee in person or sent to the addressee’s place of business, place of registration, domicile, habitual residence or other mailing address (including the mailing address as set forth in the contract), or where, after reasonable inquiries, none of the aforesaid addresses can be found, sent to the addressee’s last known place of business, place of registration, domicile, habitual residence or mailing address by mail, or by any other means that can provide a record of the attempt at delivery.

The periods of time specified in or determined in accordance with these Rules shall begin to calculate from the day following the day when a period of time begins. The day when a period of time begins is not included in such period of time. Where the day following the day when a period of time begins is a public holiday or a non-business day in the place to which the correspondence is served, the period of time shall begin to calculate from the first business day following the public holiday or the non-business day. The public holiday(s) or non-business day(s) falling within the period of time shall not be deducted and shall be included in such period of time. Where the day when the period of time shall expire is a public holiday or a non-business day, the period of time shall expire on the first business day following the public holiday or the non-business day.

The period of time shall not include the time in transit, and any arbitration document, material or notice posted or delivered prior to the day when the period of time shall expire shall not be deemed to expire.

Article 6 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 or requirement of these Rules or an arbitration agreement has not been complied with and yet participates in or proceeds with the arbitral proceedings without promptly and explicitly submitting its objection in writing to such non-compliance.

Chapter II Arbitration Agreement and Jurisdiction

Article 7 Arbitration Agreement

An arbitration agreement means the consensus of the parties agreeing on referring the dispute which has arisen or may arise to arbitration, including an arbitration clause in a contract or any other form of a written agreement concluded between the parties providing for the settlement of disputes by arbitration.

The arbitration agreement shall be in writing including such forms as a contract, letter and datagram (including telegram, telex, fax, electronic data interchange and email) sufficient to prove the contents of an arbitration agreement.

Where the parties have not referred to the entire name of “Chongqing Arbitration Commission” or “China Chongqing Liangjiang International Arbitration Center” in the arbitration agreement, yet the expression therein shall not cause any doubt, they shall be deemed to have chosen the Commission.

A written arbitration agreement shall be deemed to exist where its existence is asserted by one party and not denied by the other party during the exchange of the request for arbitration and the statement of defense.

Where one party has made written undertaking to refer the dispute to the Commission and the other party has applied to the Commission for arbitration, an arbitration agreement shall be deemed to have reached.

Article 8 Independence of Arbitration Agreement

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, cancellation, termination, transfer, expiry, invalidity, ineffectiveness, rescission or non-existence of the contract.

Article 9 Objection to the Effectiveness of Arbitration Agreement

Any objection to the effectiveness of an arbitration agreement shall be raised by the party in writing before the first oral hearing 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 expiry of the period of time for submission of the first defense. It shall be deemed that there is no such objection if no such objection is raised within the aforesaid period of time.

The aforesaid objections to the effectiveness of an arbitration agreement shall include objections to the existence, validity or enforcement of an arbitration agreement.

The Commission or its authorized arbitral tribunal may determine the validity of an arbitration agreement to which an objection has been submitted by one party. The arbitral tribunal may either make a separate decision during the arbitral proceedings or incorporate the decision in the arbitral award.

Where the Commission, based on the prima facie evidence, holds that a valid arbitration agreement exists, under which the dispute shall be referred to the Commission for arbitration, it may make a decision based on such evidence that it has jurisdiction over the arbitration case. Such a decision shall not prevent the arbitral tribunal from making a new decision on jurisdiction that is inconsistent with the original decision based on facts and/or evidence found by the arbitral tribunal during the arbitral proceedings.

Article 10 Other Objections to Jurisdiction

Apart from the objections to jurisdiction as set forth in Article 9, any other objections to jurisdiction shall be determined by the arbitral tribunal in a decision or an arbitral award.

Article 11 Dismissal of a Dispute Case Over Which the Commission

Has No Jurisdiction

The Commission or its authorized arbitral tribunal shall decide to dismiss the case upon finding that it has no jurisdiction over an arbitration case. Where a case is to be dismissed before the formation of the arbitral tribunal, the decision shall be made by the Commission. Where the case is to be dismissed after the formation of the arbitral tribunal, the decision shall be made by the arbitral tribunal.

Chapter III Request for Arbitration, Acceptance and Defense

Article 12 Commencement of Arbitration

The arbitral proceedings shall commence on the day on which the Commission receives a request for arbitration.

Article 13 Application for Arbitration

A party applying to the Commission for arbitration shall have the following conditions satisfied:

(a) There shall be an arbitration agreement;

(b) There shall be specific respondent(s); and

(c) There shall be specific claim, facts and grounds.

A party applying to the Commission for arbitration shall submit the arbitration agreement, request for arbitration and the relevant evidence, and pay the arbitration fee in advance.

A request for arbitration shall be signed or sealed by the claimant or its special authorized representative(s), which shall include:

(a) the basic information of the claimant and the respondent: for a natural person, its name, gender, nationality, year and month of birth, habitual residence, telephone number, email address and other availably prompt contact method; for a legal person or other organization, its entire name, place of registration, domicile or place of business, telephone number, fax number, email address and other availably prompt contact method, and the name and title of its legal representative or principal person in charge;

(b) the arbitration agreement on which the request for arbitration is based;

(c) the specific claim; and

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

Article 14 Multiple Contracts

The claimant may initiate a single arbitration concerning disputes arising out of or in connection with multiple contracts, provided that:

(a) such contracts consist of a master contract and its ancillary contract(s), or such contracts involve the same parties as well as legal relationships of the same nature;

(b) the disputes arise out of the same transaction or the same series of transactions; and

(c) the arbitration agreements in such contracts are identical or compatible.

Article 15 Acceptance of a Case

Upon receipt of a request for arbitration, the Commission shall, if finding the conditions for acceptance have been satisfied, accept a case within 3 days after the claimant has paid the arbitration fee in advance, and shall, if finding any of the conditions for acceptance has not been satisfied, notify in writing the claimant of non-acceptance and the reason therefor. If finding the materials required for the arbitration application is not consistent with the rules of the Commission, it shall list the materials necessary to be supplemented and require the claimant to supplement in one time within a specified period of time; the claimant shall be deemed not to have submitted the request if failing to supplement within such specified period of time.

After accepting a case, the Commission shall serve on the claimant such arbitration documents as the notice of acceptance, arbitration rules, panel of arbitrators, arbitral tribunal and letter of appointment (selection) of arbitrators etc., and serve on the respondent the notice of arbitration, a copy of request for arbitration and other arbitration documents.

Article 16 Statement of Defense

The respondent shall file a statement of defense within 30 days from the date of its receipt of the notice of arbitration. If the respondent requests an extension of the time period for reasons as the arbitral tribunal may think justified, the arbitral tribunal may grant an appropriate extension. Where the arbitral tribunal has not yet been formed, the decision on whether to grant the extension of the time period shall be made by the Commission.

The statement of defense shall be signed or sealed by the respondent or its authorized representative(s), and shall contain the following contents:

(a) the basic information of the respondent: for a natural person, its name, gender, nationality, year and month of birth, habitual residence, telephone number, email address and other availably prompt contact method; for a legal person or other organization, its entire name, place of registration, domicile or place of business, telephone number, fax number, email address and other availably prompt contact method, and the name and title of its legal representative or principal person in charge;

(b) the defense of the claim; and

(c) the facts and grounds and the relevant documentary and other evidence on which the defense is based.

The arbitral tribunal has the right to decide whether to accept a statement of defense submitted after the expiration of the above time period.

Failure by the respondent to file a statement of defense shall not affect the conduct of the arbitral proceedings.

Article 17 Counterclaim

The respondent may file a counterclaim if the following conditions are satisfied:

(a) the counterclaim shall be under the same scope of arbitration agreement;

(b) there shall be specific claim and as well as facts and grounds on which the claim is based; and

(c) the counterclaim shall be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of its receipt of the notice of arbitration.

If the respondent requests an extension of the time period of counterclaim for reasons as the arbitral tribunal may think justified, the arbitral tribunal may grant an appropriate extension. Where the arbitral tribunal has not yet been formed, the decision on whether to grant the extension of the time period of counterclaim shall be made by the Commission.

After submitting the counterclaim to the Commission, the respondent shall pay an arbitration fee for the counterclaim in advance. The Commission will accept the counterclaim within 3 days after receipt of the payment by the respondent of the arbitration fee for the counterclaim, and, in a timely manner, serve on the claimant a copy of the request for counterclaim.

The Claimant shall submit to the Center its statement of defense within 30 days from the date of its receipt of the copy of the request of counterclaim. Failure of the claimant to file a statement of defense shall not affect the conduct of the arbitral proceedings.

Article 18 Amendment to Claim or Counterclaim

Either party may request in writing to amend its claim or counterclaim prior to the conclusion of debate at the hearing. The Commission or the arbitral tribunal may approve such amendment, however, except for that the amendment may affect the normal progress of arbitral proceedings.

The submission, acceptance and defense of an amendment to a claim or counterclaim shall comply with the provisions of Articles 15, 16 and 17 of these Rules.

Article 19 Submission of Documents

When submitting the request for arbitration, the statement of defense, the statement of counterclaim, supporting documents and other written documents, the parties shall make their submissions in quintuplicate. Where there are multiple parties, additional copies shall be provided correspondingly. Where the arbitral tribunal is composed of a sole arbitrator, the number of copies to be submitted may be reduced by two.

A party shall bind the evidence indicating the serial number and pages, and attach the list of evidence briefly specifying the name of evidence, facts to be proved and the day of submission. The evidence and its list shall be signed or sealed by the party.

In the meanwhile, a party may submit electronic version of the aforesaid written documents.

Article 20 Representative

A party may authorize Chinese and/or foreign representative(s) to handling matters relating to the arbitration. In such a case, a power of attorney shall be forwarded to the Commission by the party specifying the scope of authorizations.

Chapter IV Preservation and Interim Measures

Article 21 Preservation Measures

Where a party applies for preservation measures prior to submitting a request of arbitration, it shall apply to the competent people’s court having jurisdiction.

Where a party applies for preservation of property, evidence or act during the arbitral proceedings, the Commission shall forward the party’s application to the competent People’s court having jurisdiction.

Article 22 Emergency Arbitral Tribunal

After the acceptance of the case and before the formation of the arbitral tribunal, a party may in writing apply to the Commission for forming an emergency arbitral tribunal in accordance with the relevant law of the country or region where the interim measures will be enforced. The party shall specify the reason for forming the emergency arbitral tribunal. The Commission will determine whether the emergency arbitral tribunal will be formed or not.

The party shall pay the fee in advance, if the Commission approves formation of the emergency arbitral tribunal. The Commission shall appoint an arbitrator from the proposed panel of arbitrators to form the emergency arbitral tribunal within 2 days where the formalities are complete. The Commission shall notify the party of the formation of the emergency arbitral tribunal.

The emergency arbitral tribunal may, in an appropriate manner, examine the application for interim measures submitted by the party and shall ensure to provide the party the opportunity to make reasonable representations.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitrator forming the emergency arbitral tribunal shall not be appointed as an arbitrator for a dispute in connection with the application for interim measures.

The emergency arbitral tribunal shall decide on the application for interim measures referred to the emergency arbitral tribunal within 20 days after the formation of the emergency arbitral tribunal.

The emergency arbitral tribunal shall make a written decision pursuant to the relevant law of the country or region where the interim measures will be enforced and specify the reasons. The decision made by the emergency arbitral tribunal shall be affixed the seal of the Commission.

Article 23 Other Interim Measures

Upon request of a party or when the arbitral tribunal thinks it necessary, the arbitral tribunal may decide to adopt other appropriate interim measures pursuant to the relevant law of the country or region where the interim measures will be enforced. The arbitral tribunal may take the other appropriate measures by a decision or a partial award. The arbitral tribunal shall be entitled to order the party requesting the interim measures to provide appropriate security in connection with the measure.

Article 24 Objection to Interim Measures

The counterparty of the interim measures shall, if having any objection to such decision, refer to the Commission in writing within 3 days after receipt of the decision on interim measures. The Commission will forward to the emergency arbitral tribunal to make decision. Where the emergency arbitral tribunal has been dissolved, it shall be decided by the arbitral tribunal formed afterwards. The emergency arbitral tribunal or the arbitral tribunal shall determine within 3 days after receipt of the aforesaid objection whether the interim measures shall be maintained, modified, suspended or revoked or not.

The emergency arbitral tribunal or the arbitral tribunal may, at its own discretion, determine to or not to modify, suspend or revoke the interim measures.

The arbitral tribunal may, at its own discretion, determine to or not to modify, suspend or revoke the interim measures granted by the emergency arbitral tribunal.

The emergency arbitral tribunal or the arbitral tribunal shall state the reasons in writing when deciding to make any modification to the interim measures as per this Article. Such modification shall constitute a part of the interim measures. The party requesting the interim measures shall notify the court having jurisdiction within 5 days after receipt of the decision on modification to the interim measures.

Chapter V Composition of Arbitral Tribunal

Article 25 Principles of Independence and Justice

The arbitrators shall be independent to the parties and shall treat the parties impartially.

Article 26 Number of Arbitrators

The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of a sole arbitrator or three arbitrators.

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

Article 27 Nomination or Appointment of Arbitrator

The Commission maintains a panel of arbitrators, and the parties may nominate arbitrators from the panel of arbitrators provided by the Commission.

The parties may agree on the method for appointment of arbitrators, unless such agreement cannot be implemented or is in conflict with a mandatory provision of the law applicable to the arbitral proceedings.

The parties may nominate arbitrator(s) from panel of arbitrators of other Arbitration Commission(s), and the arbitrator(s) so nominated by the parties may act as arbitrator(s) until the conclusion of the case subject to the confirmation by the Commission.

Where there are multiple claimants, such claimants shall jointly nominate or entrust the director of the Commission to appoint the arbitrator. Where there are multiple respondents, such respondents shall jointly nominate or entrust the director of the Commission to appoint the arbitrator.

Article 28 Three-Arbitrator Tribunal

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice of arbitration, the claimant and the respondent shall respectively nominate, or entrust the director of the Commission to appoint, an arbitrator, failing which the arbitrator shall be appointed by the director of the Commission.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, within 30 days from the date of the respondent’s receipt of the notice of arbitration, the parties shall jointly nominate, or entrust the director of the Commission to appoint, the presiding arbitrator, failing which the presiding arbitrator shall be appointed by the director of the Commission.

The parties may agree that the presiding arbitrator shall be jointly appointed by the two arbitrators who have been appointed. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, if such two arbitrators fail to agree on the nomination of the presiding arbitrator within 5 days after the second arbitrator has been appointed, the presiding arbitrator shall be appointed by the director of the Commission.

Upon agreement by the parties, the director of the Commission may recommend a number of candidates for the presiding arbitrator for the parties to select.

The parties may respectively nominate one to ten arbitrator(s) from the panel of arbitrators recommended by the Commission as candidates for the presiding arbitrator. The candidate jointly nominated by the parties shall be the presiding arbitrator. Where there is more than one common candidate jointly nominated by the parties, the candidate who is the first one among the candidates jointly nominated by the parties in the lists submitted by the parties shall be the presiding arbitrator. Where there is no common candidate on the lists, the presiding arbitrator shall be appointed by the director of the Commission, provided that the presiding arbitrator shall not be chosen from the arbitrators who have nominated by the parties.

Article 29 Sole-Arbitrator Tribunal

Where the arbitral tribunal is composed of an arbitrator, the sole arbitrator shall be appointed pursuant to the procedures stipulated in Paragraph 2, Paragraph 4 or Paragraph 5 of Article 28 of these Rules.

Article 30 Disclosure

An arbitrator nominated or appointed shall sign a declaration and disclose any facts or circumstances likely to give rise to justifiable doubts as to his/her impartiality or independence.

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

The information disclosed by the arbitrator shall be forwarded to the parties and other members of the arbitral tribunal.

Article 31 Challenge to Arbitrator

A party wishing to challenge an arbitrator on the grounds of the information disclosed by such arbitrator shall forward the challenge to such arbitrator in writing within 10 days from the receipt of the written disclosure of such arbitrator. If a party fails to file a challenge within the above time period, it may not subsequently challenge the arbitrator on the basis of the matters disclosed by the arbitrator.

A party having justifiable doubts as to the impartiality or independence of an arbitrator may challenge that arbitrator in writing prior to the first oral hearing and shall state the specific facts and reasons on which the challenge is based with supporting evidence. Where a party becomes aware of a reason for a challenge after the first oral hearing, the party may challenge the arbitrator in writing prior to the conclusion of the hearing.

The challenge by one party shall be promptly delivered to the other party, the arbitrator being challenged and the other members of the arbitral tribunal.

Where a nominated or appointed arbitrator is aware of a reason for which he/she shall withdraw, he/she shall forward to the Commission the application for withdrawing from his/her office.

Where an arbitrator is challenged by one party and the other party agrees to the challenge, or the arbitrator being challenged voluntarily withdraws from his/her office, such arbitrator shall no longer be a member of the arbitral tribunal. However, in neither case shall it be implied that the reasons raised by the party for the challenge are sustained.

In circumstances other than those specified in the preceding Paragraph 5 of this Article, the director of the Commission shall make a decision on the challenge.

An arbitrator who has been challenged shall continue to perform his/her duties until a decision on the challenge has been made by the director of the Commission.

Article 32 Replacement of Arbitrator

In the event that an arbitrator is unable to fulfill his/her functions due to challenge or voluntary withdrawal, a substitute arbitrator shall be nominated or appointed within the specified time period in accordance with the same procedure that applied to the nomination or appointment of the arbitrator being challenged or withdrawing.

In the event that an arbitrator is prevented de jure or de facto from fulfilling his/her functions, or fails to fulfill his/her functions in accordance with the requirements of these Rules, the director of the Commission shall have the right to replace the arbitrator. Such arbitrator may also voluntarily apply for withdrawal from his/her office. In the event that an arbitrator is unable to fulfill his/her functions due to the aforesaid reasons, a substitute arbitrator shall be nominated or appointed within the specified time period in accordance with the same procedure that applied to the nomination or appointment of the arbitrator being challenged or withdrawing.

After the nomination or appointment of the substitute arbitrator, a party may request that the previous proceedings of the case shall be repeated, and the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether the previous proceedings of the case shall be repeated or not. The arbitral tribunal may also, at its own discretion, decide whether the previous proceedings of the case shall be repeated.

Article 33 Continuation of Arbitration by Majority

After the conclusion of the last oral hearing, if an arbitrator on a three-member tribunal is de jure or de facto unable to participate in the deliberations or to render the award, the Commission shall replace that arbitrator pursuant to Article 32 of these Rules, provided that if both parties disagree to replace, the other two arbitrators shall also continue the arbitral proceedings and make decisions or render the award.

Chapter VI Hearing

Article 34 Conduct of Hearing

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal may decide on the procedural matters and hear the case in any manner it deems appropriate. Under all circumstances, the arbitral tribunal shall act impartially and fairly and shall afford a reasonable opportunity to both parties to state and debate.

The parties may agree on adoption of an inquisitorial or adversarial approach or other approach in hearing the case.

Where the arbitral tribunal fails to render unanimous consent on any procedural matter, the arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the opinion of the majority of the arbitral tribunal. Where the arbitral tribunal fails to form a plurality opinion, the arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the opinion of the presiding arbitrator.

The arbitral tribunal shall hold oral hearings unless otherwise provided by these Rules or agreed by the parties. However, the arbitral tribunal may hear the case on the basis of documents without an oral hearing if the arbitral tribunal deems that oral hearings are unnecessary and the parties so agree.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral tribunal may, if it considers it necessary, issue procedural orders or question lists, or hold pre-hearing conferences, or prepare scope of hearing in writing, require the parties to exchange their evidence and to disclose relevant documents.

Article 35 Joinder of Additional Parties and Participation of the Third Party in the Arbitration Proceedings

After the commencement of the arbitral proceedings, a party wishing to join other parties under the same arbitration agreement to the arbitration may request in writing for joinder. The arbitral tribunal will decide to accept or not to accept such request. Where the request is filed prior to the formation of the arbitral tribunal, the decision shall be made by the Commission.

The arbitral tribunal may permit one or more third party(ies) to join in the arbitration as the claimant(s) or the respondent(s) upon agreement by the parties and such third party(ies). Where the arbitral tribunal has not been formed, the decision shall be made by the Commission.

Article 36 Consolidation of Arbitrations

Upon agreement by the parties in writing, the Commission may consolidate two or more arbitrations pending under these Rules into a single arbitration to be heard by the same arbitral tribunal.

In deciding whether to consolidate the arbitrations in accordance with the preceding Paragraph 1 of this Article, the Commission shall take into account the correlation between the arbitrations concerned.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitrations to be consolidated shall be consolidated into the arbitration that was first commenced.

Article 37 Notice of Oral Hearing

Where a case is to be heard by way of an oral hearing, the arbitral tribunal shall, after determining the date of the first oral hearing, notify the parties such date at least 20 days in advance of the oral hearing. The oral hearing may be held ahead of the notified date or postponed upon request of the parties and approval of the arbitral tribunal. A party having justified reasons may request a postponement of the oral hearing. However, the party shall communicate such request in writing to the arbitral tribunal 15 days prior to the oral hearing. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether or not to postpone the oral hearing.

Where a party has justified reasons for its failure to submit a request for a postponement of the oral hearing in accordance with the preceding Paragraph 1, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether or not to accept the request.

A notice of a subsequent oral hearing and a notice of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the time periods and writing form specified in the preceding Paragraph 1 of this Article.

Article 38 Place of Oral Hearing

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the place of oral hearings of the case accepted by the Commission shall be the place where the Center is located, or if the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary and with the approval of the Commission, at another location.

Where the parties have agreed on the place of an oral hearing other than the place where the Center is located, the case shall be heard at that agreed place.

Where the parties have agreed on the place of an oral hearing other than the place where the Center is located, they shall pay in advance such costs actually arising therefrom as traveling, food and accommodation costs. Where the parties fail to pay such costs in advance, the oral hearing shall be conducted at the place where the Center is located.

Article 39 Confidentiality

Hearings shall be held in camera, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

For cases heard in camera, the parties and their representatives, the arbitrators, the experts consulted by the arbitral tribunal, the appraisers appointed by the arbitral tribunal, the witnesses, and other relevant persons shall not disclose to any outsider any substantive or procedural matters relating to the case.

Article 40 Absence of the Parties

If the claimant fails to appear at an oral hearing without justified cause, or withdraws from an on-going oral hearing without the permission of the arbitral tribunal, the claimant is deemed to have withdrawn its application for arbitration. In such a case, if the respondent has filed a counterclaim, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with the hearing of the counterclaim without being affected.

If the respondent fails to appear at an oral hearing without justified cause, or withdraws from an on-going oral hearing without the permission of the arbitral tribunal, the arbitral tribunal may proceed with the hearing with the absence of the respondent and continue the arbitration. In such a case, if the respondent has filed a counterclaim, the respondent is deemed to have withdrawn its counterclaim.

Article 41 Record of Oral Hearing

The arbitral tribunal shall arrange for a written record or may arrange for an audio or visual record to be made of an oral hearing. The arbitrators, the secretary of the arbitral tribunal, the parties and other persons participating in the arbitration shall sign or affix their seals to the written record.

Any of the parties and other persons participating in the arbitration holding there is any omission or error in the written record of its/his/her statement may request the arbitral tribunal for correcting such record. The arbitral tribunal shall file such request if deciding not to correct.

The parties may access to the written record.

Article 42 Evidence

Each party shall bear the burden of proving the facts on which it relies to support its claim, defense or counterclaim.

The arbitral tribunal may specify a time period for the parties to submit evidence and the parties shall produce evidence within the specified time period. The arbitral tribunal may refuse to admit any evidence produced after that time period. If a party experiences difficulties in providing evidence within the specified time period, it may apply for an extension before the end of the period. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether or not to extend the time period.

If a party bearing the burden of proof fails to provide evidence within the specified time period, or if the provided evidence is not sufficient to support its claim or counterclaim, it shall bear the consequences thereof. The arbitral tribunal shall reasonably allocate the burden of proof between the parties under the impartial and good faith principles and in accordance with the law or practices.

Where a party expressly confirms the facts of a case stated by the other party, the other party needs not submit the evidence. Where a party neither confirms nor denies the facts of a case stated by the other party and, after being explained and inquired by the arbitral tribunal, still fails to expressly confirm or deny, it shall be deemed to have confirmed such facts.

A party shall indicate in its written request the identity and testimony of and the language to be used by its witness(es) if requesting the appearance of its witness(es) at the oral hearing. The arbitral tribunal may, at its own discretion, permit, refuse or restrict the appearance of such witness(es). The parties, their representatives and the arbitral tribunal may inquiry the witnesses producing testimony in the manner decided by the arbitral tribunal.

A party may retain experts for legal issues or other professional issues to put forward written opinions or to appear as witnesses at the oral hearing

Where the parties have agreed on the rules on evidence, such agreement shall prevail, unless such agreement is inoperative or in conflict with a mandatory provision of the law applicable to the arbitral proceedings.

Article 43 Exchange of Evidence Prior to the Hearing

The arbitral tribunal may arrange for the parties to exchange their evidences prior to the first oral hearing. Such exchange will be conducted between the parties at the specified time upon convening by the arbitral tribunal or the presiding arbitrator entrusted by the arbitral tribunal.

Article 44 Evidence Cross-examination

The arbitral tribunal may, as it thinks necessary, arrange or entrust the secretary of the arbitral tribunal to arrange for the parties to cross-examine whether the photocopies of evidence are consistent with its originals.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the evidence shall be produced at the oral hearing and cross-examined by the parties. With respect to the evidence in writing, its original copies shall be produced; and with respect to the physical evidence, its original objects shall be produced. A party, experiencing difficulty in producing the original copies or objects, may produce duplicates, photographs, copies or extracts, but shall state where they originate and they have been cross-examined or authenticated to be consistent with their original copies or objects. Where a party has no objection to the authenticity of duplicates, photographs, copies or extracts submitted by the other party, they shall be deemed to be consistent with their original copies or objects.

The evidence which has been exchanged, examined and admitted by the parties prior to the oral hearing may be directly admitted as the basis for deciding the facts of a case without being produced at the oral hearing, provided that the arbitral tribunal shall, at the oral hearing, have explained for this purpose.

Where a case is to be decided on the basis of documents only, the evidence shall be submitted within the time period specified by the arbitral tribunal, and if the parties have agreed to cross-examine the evidence by means of writing, the parties shall submit their written opinions on the evidence within the time period specified by the arbitral tribunal.

Where the parties have agreed to cross-examine, by means of writing, the evidence submitted at the hearing or after the hearing, they shall submit their written opinions on the evidence within the time period specified by the arbitral tribunal.

Article 45 Investigation by the Arbitral Tribunal

The arbitral tribunal may undertake investigation on facts and collect evidences as it considers necessary or upon request of a party and approval of the arbitral tribunal.

When investigating facts and collecting evidences, the arbitral tribunal shall notify the parties to be present. In the event that one or both parties fail to be present after being notified, the arbitral tribunal shall proceed with the investigation and collection of evidence without being affected.

The situation of its investigation and the evidences collected by the arbitral tribunal through its investigation shall be informed or forwarded to the parties for their comments.

Article 46 Expert’s Report and Appraiser’s Report

The arbitral tribunal may, as it considers necessary or upon request of the party and approval of the arbitral tribunal, consult experts or appoint appraisers for examination, audit, appraisal or inspection on specific issues of the case.

Such an appraiser shall be randomly selected by the arbitral tribunal via computer.

Copies of the expert’s report and the appraiser’s report shall be delivered to the parties for their comments. At the request of either party and with the approval of the arbitral tribunal, the expert or appraiser shall participate in an oral hearing and give explanations on the report when the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary.

The arbitral tribunal has the right to request the parties, and the parties are also obliged, to deliver or produce to the expert or appraiser any relevant materials, documents, property, or physical objects for examination, inspection or appraisal by the expert or appraiser.

Article 47 Suspension of the Arbitral Proceedings

Where the parties jointly or separately request a suspension of the arbitral proceedings, or under circumstances where such suspension is necessary, the arbitral proceedings may be suspended.

The arbitral proceedings shall resume as soon as the reason for the suspension disappears or the suspension period ends.

The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to suspend or resume the arbitral proceedings. Where the arbitral tribunal has not yet been formed, the decision shall be made by the Commission.

Article 48 Withdrawal of Application and Dismissal of Case

A party may withdraw its claim or counterclaim in its entirety. In the event that the claimant withdraws its claim in its entirety, the arbitral tribunal may proceed with hearing of the counterclaim and render an arbitral award thereon. In the event that the respondent withdraws its counterclaim in its entirety, the arbitral tribunal may proceed with the examination of the claim and render an arbitral award thereon.

In the event that both the claim and counterclaim have been withdrawn in their entirety, the arbitral tribunal shall decide to dismiss the case. Where the arbitral tribunal has not yet been formed, the Commission shall decide to dismiss the case.

A party may be deemed to have withdrawn its claim if the arbitral proceedings cannot proceed for reasons attributable to that party.

Article 49 Conciliation Presided over by the Arbitral Tribunal

The arbitral tribunal may conduct conciliation in the manner as it considers appropriate prior to rendering the award.

During the process of conciliation, the arbitral tribunal shall terminate the conciliation proceedings if either party so requests or if the arbitral tribunal considers that further conciliation efforts will be futile.

Where the parties have reached a settlement agreement through conciliation, they may withdraw their claim or counterclaim, or request the arbitral tribunal to render an arbitral award or a conciliation statement in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement. Where any content of the settlement agreement is not within the request for arbitration, it shall be permitted.

Where the fulfillment may be accomplished immediately and the parties express they do not need a conciliation statement or an award, the settlement agreement shall be filed in the written record. The written record shall be signed by the parties and arbitrators, and the case shall be concluded.

Where conciliation fails, neither party may invoke any opinion, view or statement, and any proposal or proposition expressing acceptance or opposition by either party or by the arbitrators in the process of conciliation as grounds for its claim, defense or counterclaim in the subsequent arbitral proceedings, judicial proceedings, or any other proceedings. Where conciliation is not successful, the arbitral tribunal shall render an arbitral award in the timely manner.

Article 50 Preparation of Conciliation Statements

A conciliation statement shall be prepared by the presiding arbitrator or the sole arbitrator in the form specified by the Commission, and shall clearly set forth the claims of the parties, the results of the parties’ agreement, and the allocation of arbitration cost. The conciliation statement shall be signed by the arbitrators, sealed by the Commission, and served upon both parties.

The conciliation statement shall promptly come into legal effect, when it’s received and signed by both parties.

The arbitral tribunal shall, in a timely manner, render the award in the event that either party repudiates conciliation before signing such conciliation statement.

Article 51 Conciliation by the Parties of Their Own Accord

Where the parties have reached a settlement agreement by themselves, they may request the arbitral tribunal to render an arbitral award or a conciliation statement in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement. Where the parties request the arbitral tribunal to render an arbitral award in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement, but the request for arbitration has not been submitted or the arbitral tribunal has not yet been formed, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the director of the Commission shall appoint a sole arbitrator to form an arbitral tribunal, which shall hear the case in a procedure it considers appropriate and render an award in due course. The specific procedure and time period for rendering such award shall not be subject to other provisions of these Rules.

Chapter VII Arbitral Awards

Article 52 Time Period for Rendering Final Award

The arbitral tribunal shall render an arbitral award within 6 months from the date on which the arbitral tribunal is formed.

The following time periods shall be excluded when calculating the aforesaid time period:

(a) The time period for examination, audit, appraisal, inspection or consultation of expert as set forth in Article 46 of these Rules;

(b) The time period for suspension of arbitral proceedings pursuant to the law and Article 47 of these Rules;

(c) The time period for conciliation or settlement as set forth in Articles 49 and 51 of these Rules;

(d) The time period necessary for challenging the arbitrators, counterclaim, amendment to claim, reformation of the arbitral tribunal, replacement of the arbitrators, the parties’ joint request for extension or inability of service.

Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Commission may extend the time period if it considers it truly necessary and the reasons for the extension truly justified.

Article 53 Making of Award

The arbitral tribunal shall independently and impartially render an arbitral award based on the facts of the case and the principle of equity and justice, in accordance with the law, and with reference to internationally commercial practices.

Where the parties have agreed on the law applicable to the merits of their dispute, the parties’ agreement shall prevail. In the absence of such an agreement or where such agreement is in conflict with a mandatory provision of the law prevailing in the place of arbitration, the arbitral tribunal shall determine the law applicable to the merits of the dispute.

The arbitral tribunal shall state in the award the claims, the counterclaims, 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 so agreed, 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 fix in the award the specific time period for the parties to perform the award and the liabilities for failure to do so within the specified time period.

Where a case is heard by an arbitral tribunal composed of three arbitrators, the case shall be deliberated prior to rendering an award and the written record of such deliberation shall be made. The award shall be rendered in accordance with the opinions of all arbitrators or a majority of the arbitrators. A dissenting opinion of the minority of the arbitrators shall be kept with the written record. Where the arbitral tribunal cannot reach a majority opinion, the arbitral award shall be rendered in accordance with the presiding arbitrator’s opinion.

The arbitral award shall be signed by the arbitrators and affixed to the seal of the Commission. An arbitrator who has a dissenting opinion may or may not sign his/her name on the award, but shall render his/her written opinion.

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

The arbitral award is final and binding upon both parties.

Article 54 Partial Award

Where the arbitral tribunal considers it necessary, or where a party so requests and the arbitral tribunal agrees, the arbitral tribunal may, before rendering the final award, first render a partial award on any part of the claim the facts of which have already been ascertained.

Failure of either party to perform a partial award shall neither affect the arbitral proceedings nor prevent the arbitral tribunal from making the final award.

Article 55 Scrutiny of Draft Award

The arbitral tribunal shall submit its draft award to the Commission for scrutiny before signing the award. The Commission may modify the form of the award and bring to the attention of the arbitral tribunal substantive issues on the condition that the arbitral tribunal’s independence in rendering the award is not affected. The arbitral tribunal cannot render the award if the form of the award is not approved by the Commission.

Article 56 Correction of and Supplement to Award

Within a reasonable time after the award is made, the arbitral tribunal shall make corrections of any clerical or calculation errors contained in the award or in the conciliation statement, or supplement any matters which have been decided by the arbitral tribunal but omitted from the award.

Within 30 days from its receipt of the arbitral award, either party may request the arbitral tribunal 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 the correction in writing within 30 days of its receipt of the written request for the correction.

Where any matter contained in the party’s request for arbitration was omitted from the arbitral award, the arbitral tribunal shall make an additional award.

The above correction, supplements and additional award shall form a part of the arbitral award.

Chapter VIII Summary Procedure

Article 57 Application of Summary Procedure

The summary procedure shall apply to any case where the amount in dispute does not exceed RMB 1,000,000 Yuan (or equivalent foreign currency) unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Where the amount in dispute exceeds RMB 1,000,000 Yuan (or equivalent foreign currency), yet both parties have agreed to apply the summary procedure, the summary procedure shall also apply.

Where there is no monetary claim or the amount in dispute is not clear, the Commission shall determine whether or not to apply the summary procedure after full consideration of such relevant factors as the complexity of the case and the interests involved.

Article 58 Formation of the Arbitral Tribunal

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, a sole-arbitrator tribunal shall be formed in accordance with Article 29 of these Rules to hear a case under the summary procedure.

Article 59 Method of Hearing

The arbitral tribunal may hear the case in the manner it considers appropriate. The arbitral tribunal may decide whether to hear the case solely on the basis of the written materials and evidence submitted by the parties after hearing opinions from the parties or to hold an oral hearing.

Article 60 Oral Hearing

For a case heard by way of an oral hearing, after the arbitral tribunal has fixed a date for the first oral hearing, the parties shall be notified of the date at least 10 days in advance of the oral hearing. A party having justified reasons may request a postponement of the oral hearing. However, the party shall communicate such request in writing at least 7 days in advance of the oral hearing. The arbitral tribunal shall decide whether or not to postpone the oral hearing.

If a party has justified reasons for failure to submit a request for a postponement of the oral hearing in accordance with the preceding Paragraph 1 of this Article, the arbitral tribunal shall decide whether to accept such a request.

A notice of the date of a subsequent oral hearing and a notice of the date of a postponed oral hearing shall not be subject to the time periods and written form specified in the preceding Paragraph 1 of this Article.

Article 61 Time Period for Rendering Final Award

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

Upon the request of the arbitral tribunal, the Commission may extend the time period if it considers it truly necessary and the reasons for the extension truly justified.

Article 62 Change of Procedure

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 1,000,000 Yuan (or equivalent foreign currency), upon the request of a party or if the Commission thinks necessary, the Commission may decide to change the summary procedure to the general procedure.

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the sole arbitrator originally appointed shall become the presiding arbitrator.

Article 63 Other Provisions

The relevant provisions of these Rules shall apply to matters not covered in this Chapter.

Chapter IX Supplementary Provisions

Article 64 Arbitration Costs

A party requesting for arbitration or counterclaim to the Commission shall pay the arbitration fee in advance in accordance with the Arbitration Fee Schedules of China Chongqing Liangjiang International Arbitration Center, and if failing, its request for arbitration or counterclaim will not be accepted by the Commission.

Where the parties have agreed to apply other arbitration rules, the arbitration fee schedule as set forth by such other arbitration rules may apply; in the event that such other arbitration rules do not provide an arbitration fee schedule or the party requests to pay the arbitration fee in advance in accordance with these Rules, the Arbitration Fee Schedules of China Chongqing Liangjiang International Arbitration Center attached to these Rules may apply.

Where a party amends its claim or counterclaim which causes the increase of the subject amount of its claim or counterclaim and accordingly the advance payment of arbitration fee shall be increased, it shall pay the increased amount of the arbitration fee in advance in accordance with the Arbitration Fee Schedules of China Chongqing Liangjiang International Arbitration Center; or if failing, it shall be deemed not to amend its claim or counterclaim.

If a party fails to pay the relevant fee in accordance with these Rules during the arbitral proceedings, the Commission shall notify the parties so that such payment can be made by either party; if such payment is still not made, the Commission may suspend the arbitration proceedings or proceed with the arbitral proceedings in the manner as it considers appropriate.

Article 65 Allocation of Arbitration Cost

The arbitral tribunal may fix in the award the arbitration fee and other costs which shall be borne by the parties, including the fees and actual expenses payable by the parties in accordance with the Arbitration Fee Schedules and other reasonable legal fee and other costs incurred by the parties for the arbitration.

The arbitration costs shall generally be borne by the losing party, yet the arbitral tribunal may, after considering the relevant circumstances, allocate to the parties as per a ratio it thinks reasonable, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

Where the parties settle the dispute by themselves or the case is concluded by conciliation of the arbitral tribunal, the parties may consult and agree on the ratio of the arbitration costs allocated to them, or if failing, it will be decided by the arbitral tribunal in the award.

Article 66 Interpretation

The headings of the articles in these Rules shall not be construed as interpretations of the contents of the provisions contained therein.

These Rules shall be interpreted by the Commission.

Unless otherwise stated, any other document published by the Commission shall not be part of these Rules. In case of any conflict between the Arbitration Rules of Chongqing Arbitration Commission and these Rules, these Rules shall prevail.

Article 67 Official Versions of These Rules

The Chinese version, the English version and the versions of other languages shall all be official versions of these Rules. In the event that there is any conflict between such versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.

Article 68 Implementation of These Rules

These Rules shall be effective as from May 1, 2016.

 

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