On Dec. 13, 2016, Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court of Jiangsu Province rendered the civil verdict (2016) Su 01 Ren Gang No.1, deciding to enforce CIETAC HK Award No.0003 arbitral award made by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Hong Kong Arbitration Center (CIETAC Hong Kong) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
CIETAC Hong Kong has begun to accept cases since Jan. 1, 2015 in accordance with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Arbitration Rules 2015. This the first case of CIETAC Hong Kong which the parties apply for enforcement before a Mainland people’s court. Najing Intermediate People’s Court registered the case on Jun. 7, 2016, formed a collegiate bench to hear the case and made the verdict of enforcing the CIETAC Hong Kong award on Dec. 13, 2016, based on Article 1 and Article 7 of Arrangement of the Supreme People's Court on the Reciprocal Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hongkong Special Administrative Region.