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04 March 2020 · Article

Force Majeure Provisions in Chinese Contracts

The current coronavirus outbreak has seen an increasing number of Chinese businesses seeking exemptions for non-performance or non-compliance under their contracts. The economic effects are already rippling worldwide as supply chains and commodities markets are being thrown into turmoil. With the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday by the Chinese government, and transportation disruptions leaving hundreds of millions of workers unable to return to work (among other things) many Chinese businesses are struggling to fulfill their contractual obligations.\r
Force Majeure Provisions in Chinese Contracts.

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