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Tuesday 20 October


On 21 February 2017 the President and the Honorary Secretary met with a visiting delegation from China comprising the Vice President of the Arbitration Court of China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), Ms Chen Bo, Secretary-General of CIETAC/CMAC Tianjin Center, Ms Xie Changqing, officers of CMAC Shanghai and CIETAC Zhejiang Sub-Commissions, representatives of Zhejiang Chamber of International Commerce led by Mr Huang Xiaohang, Executive Vice Chairman, and representatives of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government.

Building on the long-standing relationship between the LMAA and CMAC, those present discussed future cooperation between the maritime arbitration bodies, in particular possible future seminar and conference events.  Other topics of discussion were the LMAA’s new procedural rules (the Terms, the ICP and the SCP) which will come into effect on 1 May 2017 and an opening up of the law in relation to arbitration involving parties registered within the PRC’s four Pilot Free Trade Zones (PFTZ) of Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangzhou.

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