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Rules of Arbitration

When the parties to a contract have incorporated a clause to the effect that any dispute arising out of it shall be referred to The Refined Sugar Association (sometimes referred to as the RSA) such dispute may be referred to the Association for settlement in accordance with the Rules Relating to Arbitration and the Arbitration Act 1996. The Association's Rules and arbitration procedures are conducted in accordance with English Law. However, where the parties have agreed a contract law other than English, the Association may, with the parties' agreement, decide the dispute.

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The Secretary of the Association, who is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will be pleased to discuss the Association's arbitration procedure with you.

If you intend to register a claim with the Association, please contact us before doing so as you will be required to submit a registration fee and in the case of a non-member, an advance payment against our fees and costs.

Recommended Arbitration Clause

Parties to a White Sugar Contract who wish to have any disputes referred to arbitration under the following Rules are recommended to insert in the Contract an arbitration clause in the following form:

"Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this Contract shall be referred to arbitration before The Refined Sugar Association for settlement in accordance with the Rules Relating to Arbitration. Such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with English Law. This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law".