For­eign­ers win CIIE im­port expo court case

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

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.

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