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The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association

  • General information

    Official nameThe Japan Commercial Arbitration Association
    AddressTaishoseimei Hibiya bldg. 9-1, Yurakucho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku
    CityTokyo
    CountryJapan
    Telephone+81 3 3287 3061
    Fax+81 3 3287 3064
    URLhttp://www.jcaa.or.jp/
    Emailarbitration@jcaa.or.jp
    Presentation
    The International Commercial Arbitration Committee, the former body of JCAA, was established in 1950 within the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the support of six other business organizations including the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, the Japan Foreign Trade Council and the Federation of Banking Associations of Japan, to serve as an organization to settle commercial disputes and promote international trade, thereby contributing to the development of the Japanese economy. In 1953, with the further growth of international trade, the arbitration committee was reorganized as JCAA to become independent from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to expand and streamline its business activities.
    Functions
    The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association contributes to the resolution of disputes arising from international and domestic business transactions. JCAA prevents such disputes by encouraging the use of its consultation and information services. Arbitration may also be conducted in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the UNCITRAL. JCAA prepares and maintains a panel of arbitrators. The parties may appoint arbitrators who are not listed on its panel of arbitrators. Since 1973, JCAA has been issuing and guaranteeing ATA Carnets -official forms for customs clearances- under the ATA Convention on temporary admission of goods. JCAA conducts research on international commercial arbitration through its Research Institute on Commercial Arbitration.
    Services
    - the charge of clerical affairs of overall arbitral proceedings: mailing, hearing dates, places between the arbitrator and the parties;
    - interpretation and translation services.

    Documents

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    Model Clause  
    Commercial Arbitration Rules of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (1997)  


    Last update : 2003-03-27