The new China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Rules came into effect on 1 January 2015, and apply to arbitrations commenced on or after that date.

Notable amendments include a revised procedure for the appointment of emergency arbitrators, a mechanism for a claimant to commence a single arbitration where the dispute arises from multiple contracts, and special provisions for arbitrations administered by the CIETAC Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong.

China Arbitration Update: New CIETAC Rules Effective January 1, 2015 (China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission)