To help enterprises cope with the impact of COVID-19 on trade exports, CCPIT utilized the network of international legal cooperation, and united with law firms and legal institutions in more than 50 countries to provide professional legal services for the virus-hit enterprises who have encountered difficulties in performing international trade and investment contracts, increased risk of breach of contracts and other issues.
Recently, due to the outbreak, foreign trade enterprises in China often have difficulties in performing contracts, which may lead to diverse legal consequences in different countries and jurisdictions. Because of this, CCPIT Commercial Legal Services strengthened cooperation with law firms and legal institutions in more than 50 countries and studied the legal systems of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and other countries.
CCPIT also researched on the provisions of the United Nations Convention for Contracts on International Sale of Goods (CISG), and foreign legal systems and relevant cases concerning force majeure and change of circumstances. They also prepared and issued legal guidance such as the Procedures and Precautions for Claiming Force Majeure to Foreign Customers, and How to Deal with the Difficulties in Performing Foreign Contracts During the Outbreak of COVID-19? to help enterprises cope with legal disputes on contracts concerning foreign affairs.
For existing disputes, CCPIT will work closely with the team of foreign cooperative lawyers to safeguard the rights and interests of enterprises through legal channels.
The organization also collects the latest information on countries that have carried out temporary control on trade and investment, and releases the information to the foreign trade enterprises in a timely manner, in order to help the enterprises arrange their resumption of production and exporting plans, and to minimize the impact of the epidemic.