Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua
Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: doubts raised over whether Chinese companies can use force majeure to counter risks

  • More than 3,000 certificates were issued in February to Chinese companies seeking to invoke force majeure because of the coronavirus outbreak
  • But legal experts say the companies may be in for a ‘rude awakening’ if they think they will be let off the hook with international parties

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua
Many Chinese firms have been unable to meet contract obligations with international customers due to coronavirus-related transport and production delays. Photo: Xinhua
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