About us

Established in 1956, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is one of the major permanent arbitration institutions in the world.

CIETAC independently and impartially resolves commercial disputes, as well as investment disputes by means of arbitration. 

CIETAC European Arbitration Centre is committed to promoting CIETAC arbitration in Europe, cooperating with European international arbitration institutions, providing advisory services and arbitration services to the parties nearby.

CIETAC and its sub-commissions/arbitration centers constitute a single arbitration institution. They adopt the same set of Arbitration Rules and the same Panel of Arbitrators. It is explicitly stipulated in CIETAC’s Articles of Association that sub-commissions/arbitration centers are branches of CIETAC which accept arbitration applications and administer arbitration cases with CIETAC’s authorization.

CIETAC’s Nearly 30,000 concluded arbitration cases have involved parties from more than 100 countries and regions outside the Mainland China, and its awards have been recognized and enforced in 159 countries and regions.