Arbitrations

A fair, just, ethical way to resolve disputes.

CMAA offers arbitration services in New York for disputes that may arise using CMAA contracts and/or agreements. The process is a fair, just, ethical and cost effective resolution of disputes.

Arbitration can only take place if both parties have agreed to it. The CMAA strongly recommends that companies include the following clause in their contracts as well as a link to the CMAA Contracts and By-Laws, which contains the arbitration rules when referring to the contracts and/or arbitration proceedings in their own contracts.

“Any question, controversy, claim or dispute whatever arising out of or under this contract, not adjusted by mutual agreement, shall be settled by arbitration in the City of New York, State of New York, under and in accordance with the rules of The Cocoa Merchants’ Association of America, Inc., and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any competent court in the State of New York in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of New York.” “The parties to this contract do hereby waive personal service of any papers, notices or process necessary or proper in connection with the foregoing. Such papers, notices or process may be served in accordance with the rules of The Cocoa Merchants’ Association of America, Inc.” “This contract is deemed made in New York and shall be construed pursuant to the laws of the State of New York.”

CMAA By-Laws

CMAA Guidelines for Master Arbitration Samplers