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Organization


General Assembly
The General Assembly, convened annually, is the highest authority in CAA. All important matters of CAA shall be passed by the General Assembly, including the election of directors and supervisors. It provides a forum for members to share their views on CAA's operations.

Board of Directors/Chairperson
Led by the Chairperson elected quadrennially, the Board consists of 31 directors who are prominent figures from the legal, industrial and academic sectors. The Board is responsible for formulating and executing CAA's key policies and objectives.
The Chairperson is elected among nine standing directors. He or she presides over meetings of the General Assembly and the Board, acts as the representative of CAA, and oversees the Secretariat's day-to-day operations.
The current Chairperson is Dr. Fuldien Li, Professor of Law at the Chinese Culture University and managing partner at Li and Partners.

Board of Supervisors
The Board consists of nine supervisors. They are responsible for monitoring CAA's financial affairs, including its spending, budgets, and financial reports.

Secretariat
The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, who is in charge of the day-to-day administration of all disputes referred to CAA, and carries out the decisions of the Board of Directors, Board of Supervisors and the General Assembly. The Secretariat is divided into three divisions, covering regulation and case management, international and Mainland China affairs, and general administration.

Mediation Center
The CAA Mediation Center was established in May 2003, pursuant to Article 45 of the Arbitration Act. The Center administers all mediation cases referred to CAA. It also trains mediators and formulates mediation rules.

Specialized Committees
In order to provide quality alternative dispute resolution services, to ensure the impartiality and competency of its arbitrators and mediators, as well as to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution both domestically and internationally, CAA has established the following committees:

Law Research Committee: formulating and interpreting CAA's rules and regulations.

Training Committee: organizing training courses and providing platforms for information-sharing and capacity-building.

Registration Committee: deciding and reviewing applications for registration as CAA arbitrator.
Ethics Committee: ensuring the impartiality, competence and independence of arbitrators.

Appointment Committee: assigning cases to arbitrators if a party has failed to appoint its arbitrator or if the party-appointed arbitrators have failed to appoint a presiding arbitrator.

Fee Determination Committee: providing fee adjustment recommendations to the arbitral tribunal in response to a party’s objection.

International Affairs Committee: managing CAA's international affairs, publishing English newsletters, organizing international conferences and promoting CAA's international exposure.

Arbitration and Mediation Development & Policies Committee: setting out CAA's short-term and long-term objectives, handling cross-strait matters, as well as formulating and implementing CAA's operational plans.

Construction Dispute Committee:  researching and promoting the resolution of construction-related disputes by arbitration.

Other committees includeMaritime Arbitration Committee, Intellectual Property Rights Dispute Committee; Financial Arbitration Committee, and Information Technology Dispute Arbitration Committee.