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Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China (promulgated by Order No. 31 of the President of the People's Republic of China on August 31, 1994)

Year of Version:1994
Date of Entry into Force:September 1, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):August 1, 1994
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Notes:This Law establishes arbitration procedures for “contractual disputes and other disputes over rights and interests in property between citizens, legal persons and other organizations that are equal subjects” but not “administrative disputes [to] be handled by administrative organs as prescribed by law.”
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中华人民共和国仲裁法 中华人民共和国仲裁法, Complete document (pdf) [140 KB] 中华人民共和国仲裁法, Complete document (htm) [53 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China (promulgated by Order No. 31 of the President of the People's Republic of China on August 31, 1994) Arbitration Law of the People's Republic of China (promulgated by Order No. 31 of the President of the People's Republic of China on August 31, 1994), Complete document (pdf) [52 KB]

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