Step One:  First of all, there must be a CMAC arbitration clause in the contract or a separate arbitration agreement between you and the other disputing party.


Step Two:  Send to us the following documents:*

  1. Application for Arbitration including documentary evidences, especially the contract containing the arbitration clause or the separate arbitration agreement. you may only submit the photocopies when applying for arbitration, and bring the originals of the evidence to the oral hearing for examination at a later stage.
  2. Original of the Power of Attorney, if any.
  3. Original of the certificate of the legal representative and a copy of the business license if the Claimant is a company, or a copy of the ID document if the Claimant is a natural person.


Step Three:  Pay your arbitration fee as deposit in advance. Look into the Arbitration Fee Schedule of the CMAC Arbitration Rules for the amount, which will also be specified in the CMAC’s written reply to your Application for Arbitration. In principle, the arbitration fee shall be borne by the losing party, subject to the award by the tribunal.



Copies of the documents needed. Normally, five sets of the above documents are required, unless the Summary Procedure applies. The Summary Procedure applies if the amount claimed does not exceed 2,000,000 RMB unless otherwise agreed by the parties; or if both parties have specially agreed to apply the Summary Procedure. In such a case, three sets of the above documents are required. Besides, if more than one Respondent is listed, one more set is required for each additional Respondent.

Interim measures. If you apply for interim measures of protection of property or evidence, two originals of the Application for Protection of Property/Evidence are needed , together with one more set of written Application for Arbitration. Please also inform CMAC in writing which specific court of law your Application for the Protection of Property/Evidence should be forwarded to, and provide its address, post code, telephone number and other contact details etc.