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China Establishes Third International Commercial Tribunal in Chengdu

Mon, 27 Jun 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 22 Apr. 2022, the Chengdu International Commercial Tribunal was inaugurated as an affiliate of the Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court, Sichuan.

Following the Suzhou International Commercial Tribunal and the Beijing International Commercial Tribunal, this is the third international commercial tribunal established in China’s local people’s court and the first in central and western China.

The Chengdu International Commercial Tribunal is also the first international commercial tribunal in China to have cross-regional centralized jurisdiction over foreign-related civil and commercial cases for first-instance trials in Sichuan Province.

More specifically, it can deal with all foreign-related civil and commercial cases that previously were subject to the jurisdiction of all intermediate people’s courts within Sichuan Province, excluding disputes concerning marriage, family, inheritance, labor, personnel, maritime commerce, environmental pollution, and environmental public interest litigation, as well as disputes that happen in frontier provinces involving border trade, foreign-related real estate, and foreign-related intellectual property.



Cover Photo by Chris Nagahama on Unsplash

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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