Foreigners win CIIE import expo court case
A specialized court set up for the China International Import Expo (CIIE) solved a contract dispute raised by a Canadian aquatic company by pretrial mediation in five days, Laodong Daily reported Tuesday.
The Canadian company claimed that it had paid 30,000 yuan ($4,327) for a Shanghai firm to process its application to join CIIE. However, the firm failed to fulfill their responsibility, which resulted in the Canadian company being excluded from CIIE. The firm also refused to refund their service fee.
On October 29, the Canadians submitted a complaint to the special CIIE court, requesting compensation of 70,000 yuan. The court began the process of mediation, and on November 2 the two parties agreed on a solution. On November 5, the Canadian company received 40,000 yuan from the firm.
As of November 4, the special court has accepted and heard 33 cases in total, six related to CIIE, nine concerning foreign affairs and 19 related to the general exhibition industry.