The Arnhem Leeuwarden Court of Appeal, Netherlands, ruled in 2015 to recognize and enforce a Chinese judgment, which marks the first time that a Dutch court has recognized a Chinese monetary judgment.
China has now undertaken moves to liberalize rules on recognizing and enforcing foreign judgments, so as to better adapt to the trend of market opening.
To date, foreign judgments rendered from the following countries can or are very likely to be recognized and enforced in China.
i. France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Vietnam, UAE, Poland, Mongolia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine, Cuba, Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Morocco, Tunisia, Laos, Lithuania, North Korea, Kuwait, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina: these countries have concluded bilateral treaties with China.
ii. The U.S., Germany, Singapore and South Korea: judgments rendered in these countries have already been recognized in China based on reciprocity.
iii. Australia, Canada, and perhaps, the U.K. (to be confirmed): these countries have recognized Chinese judgments and are waiting for China to confirm the reciprocity in future cases.
Contributors of China Justice Observer (CJO)（Guodong Du, Meng Yu, Yahan Wang, etc.）maintains their focus on this field, and endeavors to share updates on the latest developments with the international community. In addition, Guodong Du and Meng Yu lead a team of attorneys from multiple Chinese law firms, providing legal services in recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
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For the list of China’s cases on recognition of foreign judgments, please click here.