FAA Table of Contents

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FAA Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General Provisions

  • Section 1. "Maritime transactions" and "commerce" defined; exceptions to operation of title
  • Section 2. Validity, irrevocability, and enforcement of agreements to arbitrate
  • Section 3. Stay of proceedings where issue therein referable to arbitration
  • Section 4. Failure to arbitrate under agreement; petition to United States court having jurisdiction for order to compel arbitration; notice and service thereof; hearing and determination
  • Section 5. Appointment of arbitrators or umpire
  • Section 6. Application heard as motion
  • Section 7. Witnesses before arbitrators; fees; compelling attendance
  • Section 8. Proceedings begun by libel in admiralty and seizure of vessel or property
  • Section 9. Award of arbitrators; confirmation; jurisdiction; procedure
  • Section 10. Same; vacation; grounds; rehearing
  • Section 11. Same; modification or correction; grounds; order
  • Section 12. Notice of motions to vacate or modify; service; stay of proceedings
  • Section 13. Papers filed with order on motions; judgment; docketing; force and effect; enforcement
  • Section 14. Contracts not affected
  • Section 15. Inapplicability of the Act of State doctrine
  • Section 16. Appeals

Chapter 2. Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards

  • Section 201. Enforcement of Convention
  • Section 202. Agreement or award falling under the Convention
  • Section 203. Jurisdiction; amount in controversy
  • Section 204. Venue
  • Section 205. Removal of cases from State courts
  • Section 206. Order to compel arbitration; appointment of arbitrators
  • Section 207. Award of arbitrators; confirmation; jurisdiction; proceeding
  • Section 208. Chapter 1; residual application

Chapter 3. Inter-American Convention On International Commercial Arbitration

  • Section 301. Enforcement of Convention
  • Section 302. Incorporation by reference
  • Section 303. Order to compel arbitration; appointment of arbitrators; locale
  • Section 304. Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral decisions and awards; reciprocity
  • Section 305. Relationship between the Inter-American Convention and the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of June 10, 1958
  • Section 306. Applicable rules of Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission
  • Section 307. Chapter 1; residual application

Title 9, US Code, Sections 1-14 were enacted February 12, 1925, codified July 30, 1947, and amended September 3, 1954.  

Chapter 2 added July 31, 1970; two new Sections were passed by the Congress in October of 1988 and renumbered on December 1, 1990.  

Chapter 3 was added on August 15, 1990; and Section 10 was amended on November 15.  Title 9 of the US Code as currently published by the US Government reflects the laws passed by Congress as of Feb.1, 2010.

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