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Established in 1988, the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) (also Shanghai International Arbitration Center, previously the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Shanghai Commission) has been providing independent, impartial, effective and professional arbitration services for commercial disputes from its inception. In October 2013, SHIAC founded the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Court of Arbitration and enacted the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Arbitration Rules in line with international practice. In August 2014, SHIAC established the first aviation arbitration platform in the world: the Shanghai International Aviation Court of Arbitration, providing a significant approach for settling international aviation disputes. In October 2015, SHIAC established the first dispute resolution platform for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS): the BRICS Dispute Resolution Center Shanghai, offering dispute resolution mechanisms for settling cross-border disputes among the BRICS countries. In November 2015, SHIAC set up the first dispute resolution platform for disputes arising between Chinese and African countries: the China-Africa Joint Arbitration Center Shanghai, providing the business entities of China and Africa with convenient dispute resolution services. SHIAC is dedicated to actively giving full play to the important role of arbitration among diversified dispute resolution methods and continues to devote itself to building Shanghai to be an arbitration hub in the Asia-Pacific region and the world as a whole.
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