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Convinced that an organization for the settlement of business disputes arising between persons, firms or companies of different nationalities, or which possess an international element or character, is essential to the business world, the International Chamber of Commerce feels in duty bound to do everything in its power to provide facilities for arbitration and conciliation, and therefore places its services freely at the disposal of all business men whenever its good offices are likely to conduce to the settlement of such business disputes without recourse to law.
The Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce relating to Conciliation are set out in Articles 1 to 4; the Rules relating to Arbitration proper follow in Articles 5 to 27.
In the event of a business dispute arising between persons, firms or companies of different nationalities or which possesses an international element or character, any of the parties to the dispute may seek the good offices of the Administrative Commission1 of the International Chamber of Commerce with a view to the settlement of the dispute by the acceptance of friendly suggestions to be made by that Commission.
The party making such request to the Administrative Commission shall do so in writing through his National Committee2 and shall supply with the request copies of relevant papers and documents.
Excerpt from the Constitution of the International Chamber of Commerce, Article VII, Paragraph 2: "There shall be an Administrative Commission of which the Secretary General of the International Headquarters shall be Chairman, and which shall be a part of the International Headquarters. The National Committee in each country having members in the International Chamber shall be entitled to select a member of the Administrative Commission. The members of the Administrative Commission shall be resident at the seat of the International Headquarters."
Excerpt from the Constitution of the International Chamber of Commerce, Article I, Paragraph 3: "The International Chamber is a Confederation of the main economic forces of the countries included in its membership, united in each country by a national organization."