Cooperation Agreements

The PCA’s various cooperation agreements with other arbitral institutions around the world promote mutual assistance and the sharing of expertise.

In addition to Host Country Agreements, the PCA has entered into cooperation agreements with other arbitration institutions and international organizations around the world in order to make PCA dispute resolution services more widely accessible.

These agreements provide a framework for cooperation among institutions involved in the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Most of these agreements enable the PCA to hold hearings and meetings in the facilities of the other institution, as well as to receive assistance with the arrangement of local support services for such events.

To date, the PCA has signed cooperation agreements with the following entities:

  • International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID);
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA);
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA);
  • Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA);
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC);
  • Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR);
  • Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA);
  • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA);
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC);
  • Organization of American States (OAS);
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC);
  • Central American Court of Justice (CACJ);
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC);
  • Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA);
  • Center for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce (CAC-CCB);
  • Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC);
  • Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (Seoul IDRC);
  • Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAC-CCIP);
  • African Union (AU);
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies;
  • Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC);
  • P.R.I.M.E. Finance Disputes Center;
  • Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Centre (KCAC);
  • Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC);
  • Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC);
  • Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC);
  • Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA);
  • Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC);
  • Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA);
  • Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA);
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA);
  • Florence Chamber of Commerce (FCC);
  • British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC);
  • Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC);
  • Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC);
  • New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC);
  • Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center) (SHIAC);
  • Madrid International Arbitration Center (MIAC – CIAM);
  • University of Cape Town (UCT);
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Arbitration Centre;
  • Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA); and
  • Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC).