In the course of 2006, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) undertook a review, the purpose of which was to ensure that the AAA's practices and procedures were responsive to the requirement that alternative dispute resolution (and arbitration in particular) remain a cost effective and expedient process for end users. Some eight years previously, the International Bar Association had published its acclaimed and widely adopted Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration (IBA Rules). Article 3 of the IBA Rules included provisions relating to the production of documents in international arbitration proceedings. Accordingly, the AAA decided to focus first upon the question of the exchange of documentary and electronic material in international arbitration. The AAA is firmly established as one of the leading dispute resolution service providers internationally. In order to take its review forward, the AAA set up a Task Force on the Exchange of Documentary and Electronic Materials.