THE CHINA-AFRICA JOINT ARBITRATION CENTRE (CAJAC)

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https://doi.org/10.29053/pslr.v16i1.4510

Abstract

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues to consolidate its
position as one of the most important trade players on the international
market. The PRC has signed cooperation agreements with more than
126 countries. It is also a substantial importer of raw materials,
intermediate inputs, and other goods. The PRC has dealings with all 54
countries on the African continent, and today the continent ranks as
one of the PRC’s most important trading posts. The increasing number
of international trade and investment means naturally, that disputes of
an international nature will arise between the PRC and African parties.
It is for this reason that the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre
(CAJAC) was established. The formation of CAJAC at the instance of the
Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is to encourage is to
administer the resolution of international disputes arising between
Chinese and African entities having their principal residence, place of
business or nationality located in PRC or a country in Africa. The aim of
this article is to examine the salient features of CAJAC which is
administer by accredited institutions which include CAJAC Beijing;
CAJAC Johannesburg, CAJAC Nairobi, CAJAC OHADA, CAJAC Shanghai
and CAJAC Shenzhen.

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Published

13-03-2023