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Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

May 2005

I. Participation in UNCITRAL Conventions

Comment

1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, concluded at New York on 14 June 1974, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

Parties: 18
Declarations and reservations

2. [Unamended] Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)

Parties: 25
Declarations and reservations

3. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)

Parties: 29
Declarations and reservations

4. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

Parties: 65
Declarations and reservations

5. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (New York, 1988)

Signatures only: 3; ratifications and accessions: 4

6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (Vienna, 1991)

Signatures only: 5; ratifications and accessions: 3

7. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (New York, 1995)

Parties: 6

8. United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade (New York 2001)

9. United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

Parties: 141
Declarations and reservations

II. Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws

10. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985)

11. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers (1992)

12. UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services (1994)

13. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996)

14. UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997) adopted by UNCITRAL at its 30 th session

15. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures (2001)

III. Chronological Table of Actions in Respect of UNCITRAL Conventions

1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, concluded at New York on 14 June 1974, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

2. [Unamended] Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)

3. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)

4. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

5. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (New York, 1988)

6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (Vienna, 1991)

7. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (New York, 1995)

8. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

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Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

May 2005

III. Chronological Table of Actions in Respect of UNCITRAL Conventions

8. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

Israel5 January 1959-
Morocco12 February 1959-
Egypt9 March 1959-
Syrian Arab Republic9 March 1959-
France26 July 1959-
Thailand21 December 1959-
Cambodia5 January 1960-
India13 July 1960-
Russian Federation **/24 August 1960-
Ukraine10 October 1960-
Belarus15 November 1960-
Norway14 March 1961-
Austria2 May 1961-
Japan20 June 1961-
Germany */30 June 1961-
Romania13 September 1961-
Poland3 October 1961-
Bulgaria10 October 1961-
Ecuador3 January 1962-
Finland19 January 1962-
Hungary5 March 1962-
Sri Lanka9 April 1962-
Greece16 July 1962-
Madagascar16 July 1962-
Central African Republic15 October 1962-
Netherlands24 April 1964-
United Republic of Tanzania13 October 1964-
Niger14 October 1964-
Switzerland1 June 1965-
Trinidad and Tobago14 February 1966-
Philippines6 July 1967-
Tunisia17 July 1967-
Ghana9 April 1968-
Italy31 January 1969-
Nigeria17 March 1970-
United States of America30 September 1970-
Mexico14 April 1971-
Botswana20 December 1971-
Sweden28 January 1972-
Denmark22 December 1972-
Republic of Korea8 February 1973-
Benin16 May 1974-
Cuba30 December 1974-
Australia26 March 1975-
Holy See14 May 1975-
Belgium18 August 1975-
Chile4 September 1975-
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland24 September 1975-
South Africa3 May 1976-
Spain12 May 1977-
Kuwait28 April 1978-
San Marino17 May 1979-
Colombia25 September 1979-
Jordan15 November 1979-
Cyprus29 December 1980-
Ireland12 May 1981-
Indonesia7 October 1981-
Monaco2 June 1982-
New Zealand6 January 1983-
Uruguay30 March 1983-
Djibouti14 June 1983-
Luxembourg9 September 1983-
Haiti5 December 1983-
Guatemala21 March 1984-
Panama10 October 1984-
Malaysia5 November 1985-
Canada12 May 1986-
Singapore21 August 1986-
China22 January 1987-
Burkina Faso23 March 1987-
Costa Rica26 October 1987-
Cameroon19 February 1988-
Bahrain6 April 1988-
Peru7 July 1988-
Dominica28 October 1988-
Antigua and Barbuda2 February 1989-
Algeria7 February 1989-
Kenya10 February 1989-
Argentina14 March 1989-
Lesotho13 June 1989-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Côte d'Ivoire1 February 1991-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Latvia14 April 1992-
Bangladesh6 May 1992-
Turkey2 July 1992-
Slovenia6 July 1992-
Barbados16 March 1993-
Slovakia28 May 1993-
Croatia26 July 1993-
Estonia30 August 1993-
Bosnia and Herzegovina1 September 1993-
Czech Republic30 September 1993-
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia10 March 1994-
Saudi Arabia19 April 1994-
Georgia2 June 1994-
Mali8 September 1994-
Zimbabwe29 September 1994-
Senegal17 October 1994-
Portugal18 October 1994-
Mongolia24 October 1994-
Venezuela8 February 1995-
Lithuania15 March 1995-
Bolivia28 April 1995-
Viet Nam12 September 1995-
Kazakstan20 November 1995-
Uzbekistan7 February 1996-
Mauritius19 June 1996-
Brunei Darussalam25 July 1996-
Kyrgyzstan18 December 1996-
Mauritania30 January 1997-
Paraguay8 October 1997-
Armenia29 December 1997-
El Salvador26 February 1998-
Nepal4 March 1998-
Mozambique11 June 1998-
Lao People's Democratic Republic17 June 1998-
Lebanon11 August 1998-
Moldova18 September 1998-
Oman25 February 1999-
Azerbaijan29 February 2000-
Malta22 June 2000-
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 September 2000-
Honduras3 October 2000-
Yugoslavia */12 March 2001-
Albania27 June 2001-
Iran (Islamic Republic of)15 October 2001-
Iceland24 January 2002-
Zambia14 March 2002-
Dominican Republic11 April 2002
Brazil7 June 2002-
Jamaica10 July 2002-
Qatar30 December 2002-
Nicaragua24 September 2003-
Afghanistan30 November 2004-

*/ The former German Democratic Republic acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975.

**/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

*/ Succession, the former Yugoslavia had acceded to the Convention on 26 February 1982.


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