Dispute tribunal set up for international expo
Exhibition in Shanghai will attract more than 2,800 enterprises
A tribunal to deal with possible lawsuits during the China International Import Expo, which will be held in Shanghai from Nov 5 to 10, was established inside the venue on Monday.
Six judges and other court staff experienced in foreign commercial cases have been convened for the West Hongqiao (CIIE) Tribunal to provide timely and effective judicial remedies for domestic and foreign parties, the Shanghai High People’s Court said.
The tribunal will fast-track court procedures and safeguard the rights and interests of parties involved, including organizers, exhibitors, purchasers, service providers and visitors from home and abroad, including possible disputes in infrastructure construction, exhibition preparation, goods procurement, logistics, financial services, and other support services, the court said.
More than 2,800 enterprises from 130 countries and regions have confirmed their participation, and around half the Fortune 500 companies are expected to attend, according to CIIE organizers.
A mediation and litigation center was also established within the tribunal to provide exhibitors and visitors with one-stop legal services, including mediation, case registration and judicial aid, said Wu Xiaoguo, president of the tribunal.
By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai (China Daily)
From: Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.