Lex Mercatoria

www.lexmercatoria.org

www.jus.uio.no/lm

  toc   scroll    txt   pdf   pdf    odt    A-Z  Document Manifest   home 
<< previous TOC next >>
< ^ >

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)

Endnotes

Endnotes

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

United Nations (UN)

copy @ Lex Mercatoria

Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

May 2005

I. Participation in UNCITRAL Conventions

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

Parties: 141
Declarations and reservations

StateSignatureMethod Entry into Force
Afghanistan (a),(b)-30 November 2004 (c)28 February 2005
Albania-27 June 2001 (c)25 September 2001
Algeria (a),(b)-7 February 1989 (c)8 May 1989
Antigua and Barbuda (a),(b)-2 February 1989 (c)3 May 1989
Argentina (a),(b)(d)26 August 195814 March 198912 June 1989
Armenia (a),(b)-29 December 1997 (c)29 March 1998
Australia-26 March 1975 (c)24 June 1975
Austria-2 May 1961 (c)31 July 1961
Azerbaijan-29 February 2000 (c)29 May 2000
Bahamas-20 December 2006 (c)20 March 2007
Bahrain (a),(b)-6 April 1988 (c)5 July 1988
Bangladesh-6 May 1992 (c)4 August 1992
Barbados (a),(b)-16 March 1993 (c)14 June 1993
Belarus (e)29 December 195815 November 196013 February 1961
Belgium (a)10 June 195818 August 197516 November 1975
Benin-16 May 1974 (c)14 August 1974
Bolivia-28 April 1995 (c)27 July 1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina (a),(b),(f),(g)-1 September 1993 (h)6 March 1992
Botswana (a),(b)-20 December 1971 (c)19 March 1972
Brazil-7 June 2002 (c)5 September 2002
Brunei Darussalam 1/-25 July 1996 (c)23 October 1996
Bulgaria (a),(e)17 December 195810 October 19618 January 1962
Burkina Faso-23 March 1987 (c)21 June 1987
Cambodia-5 January 1960 (c)4 April 1960
Cameroon-19 February 1988 (c)19 May 1988
Canada (i)-12 May 1986 (c)10 August 1986
Central African Republic (a),(b)-15 October 1962 (c)13 January 1963
Chile-4 September 1975 (c)3 December 1975
China (a),(b),(o)-22 January 1987 (c)22 April 1987
Colombia-25 September 1979 (c)24 December 1979
Costa Rica10 June 195826 October 198724 January 1988
Côte d'Ivoire-1 February 1991 (c)2 May 1991
Croatia (a),(b),(f),(g)-26 July 1993 (h)8 October 1991
Cuba (a),(b),(e)-30 December 1974 (c)30 March 1975
Cyprus (a),(b)-29 December 1980 (c)29 March 1981
Czech Republic (f),(j)-30 September 1993 (h)1 January 1993
Denmark (a),(b)-22 December 1972 (c)22 March 1973
Djibouti (f)-14 June 1983 (h)27 June 1977
Dominica-28 October 1988 (c)26 January 1989
Dominican Republic-11 April 2002 (c)10 July 2002
Ecuador (a),(b)17 December 19583 January 19623 April 1962
Egypt-9 March 1959 (c)7 June 1959
El Salvador10 June 195826 February 199827 May 1998
Estonia-30 August 1993 (c)28 November 1993
Finland29 December 195819 January 196219 April 1962
France (a)25 November 195826 June 195924 September 1959
Gabon-15 December 2006 (c)15 March 2007
Georgia-2 June 1994 (c)31 August 1994
Germany (a),(k),(l)10 June 195830 June 196128 September 1961
Ghana-9 April 1968 (c)8 July 1968
Greece (a),(b)-16 July 1962 (c)14 October 1962
Guatemala (a),(b)-21 March 1984 (c)19 June 1984
Guinea-23 January 1991 (c)23 April 1991
Haiti-5 December 1983 (c)4 March 1984
Holy See (a),(b)-14 May 1975 (c)12 August 1975
Honduras-3 October 2000 (c)1 January 2001
Hungary (a),(b)-5 March 1962 (c)3 June 1962
Iceland-24 January 2002 (c)24 April 2002
India (a),(b)10 June 195813 July 196011 October 1960
Indonesia (a),(b)-7 October 1981 (c)5 January 1982
Iran (Islamic Rep. of) (a),(b)-15 October 2001 (c)13 January 2002
Ireland (a)-12 May 1981 (c)10 August 1981
Israel10 June 19585 January 19597 June 1959
Italy-31 January 1969 (c)1 May 1969
Jamaica (a),(b)-10 July 2002 (c)8 October 2002
Japan (a)-20 June 1961 (c)18 September 1961
Jordan10 June 195815 November 197913 February 1980
Kazakstan-20 November 1995 (c)18 February 1996
Kenya (a)-10 February 1989 (c)11 May 1989
Kuwait (a)-28 April 1978 (c)27 July 1978
Kyrgyzstan-18 December 1996 (c)18 March 1997
Lao People's Democratic Republic-17 June 1998 (c)15 September 1998
Latvia-14 April 1992 (c)13 July 1992
Lebanon (a)-11 August 1998 (c)9 November 1998
Lesotho-13 June 1989 (c)11 September 1989
Liberia-16 September 2005 (c)15 December 2005
Lithuania (e)-14 March 1995 (c)12 June 1995
Luxembourg (a)11 November 19589 September 19838 December 1983
Madagascar (a),(b)-16 July 1962 (c)14 October 1962
Malaysia (a),(b)-5 November 1985 (c)3 February 1986
Mali-8 September 1994 (c)7 December 1994
Malta (a),(m)-22 June 2000 (c)20 September 2000
Marshall Islands-21 December 2006 (c)21 March 2007
Mauritania-30 January 1997 (c)30 April 1997
Mauritius (a)-19 June 1996 (c)17 September 1996
Moldova (a),(g)-18 September 199817 December 1998
Mexico-14 April 1971 (c)13 July 1971
Monaco (a),(b)31 December 19582 June 198231 August 1982
Mongolia (a),(b)-24 October 1994 (c)22 January 1995
Montenegro (a), (b), (g)-23 October 2006 (h)3 June 2006
Morocco (a)-12 February 1959 (c)7 June 1959
Mozambique (a)-11 June 1998 (c)9 September 1998
Nepal (a),(b)-4 March 1998 (c)2 June 1998
Netherlands (a)10 June 195824 April 196423 July 1964
New Zealand (a)-6 January 1983 (c)6 April 1983
Nicaragua-24 September 2003 (c)23 December 2003
Niger-14 October 1964 (c)12 January 1965
Nigeria (a),(b)-17 March 1970 (c)15 June 1970
Norway (a),(n)-14 March 1961 (c)12 June 1961
Oman-25 February 1999 (c)26 May 1999
Pakistan (a)30 December 195814 July 200512 October 2005
Panama-10 October 1984 (c)8 January 1985
Paraguay-8 October 1997 (c)6 January 1998
Peru-7 July 1988 (c)5 October 1988
Philippines (a),(b)10 June 19586 July 19674 October 1967
Poland (a),(b)10 June 19583 October 19611 January 1962
Portugal (a),(o)-18 October 1994 (c)16 January 1995
Qatar-30 December 2002 (c)30 March 2003
Republic of Korea (a),(b)-8 February 1973 (c)9 May 1973
Romania (a),(b),(e)-13 September 1961 (c)12 December 1961
Russian Federation (e),(p)29 December 195824 August 196022 November 1960
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (a),(b)-12 September 2000 (c)11 December 2000
San Marino-17 May 1979 (c)15 August 1979
Saudi Arabia-19 April 1994 (c)18 July 1994
Senegal-17 October 1994 (c)15 January 1995
Singapore (a)-21 August 1986 (c)19 November 1986
Slovakia (f),(j)-28 May 1993 (h)1 January 1993
Slovenia (a),(b),(f),(g)-1 July 1992 (h)25 June 1991
South Africa-3 May 1976 (c)1 August 1976
Spain-12 May 1977 (c)10 August 1977
Sri Lanka30 December 19589 April 19628 July 1962
Sweden23 December 195828 January 197227 April 1972
Switzerland (r)29 December 19581 June 196530 August 1965
Syrian Arab Republic-9 March 1959 (c)7 June 1959
Thailand-21 December 1959 (c)20 March 1960
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (a),(b),(f),(g)-10 March 1994 (h)17 September 1991
Trinidad and Tobago (a),(b)-14 February 1966 (c)15 May 1966
Tunisia (a),(b)-17 July 1967 (c)15 October 1967
Turkey (a),(b)-2 July 1992 (c)30 September 1992
Uganda (a)-12 February 1992 (c)12 May 1992
Ukraine (e)29 December 195810 October 19608 January 1961
United Arab Emirates-21 August 2006 (c)19 November 2006
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a)-24 September 1975 (c)23 December 1975
United Republic of Tanzania (a)-13 October 1964 (c)12 January 1965
United States of America (a),(b)-30 September 1970 (c)29 December 1970
Uruguay-30 March 1983 (c)28 June 1983
Uzbekistan-7 February 1996 (c)7 May 1996
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (a),(b)-8 February 1995 (c)9 May 1995
Vietnam (a),(b),(e),(s)-12 September 1995 (c)11 December 1995
% Yugoslavia 13/% -% 12 March 2001 e% 27 April 1992 d/
Zambia-14 March 2002 (c)12 June 2002
Zimbabwe-29 September 1994 (c)28 December 1994

Parties: 141

(a) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting State.

(b) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under the national law.

(c) Accession.

(d) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). Argentina declared that the Convention should be construed in accordance with the principles and rules of the National Constitution in force or with those resulting from reforms mandated by the Constitution.

(e) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature).With regard to awards made in the territory of non-contracting States, this State will apply the Convention only to the extent to which those States grant reciprocal treatment.

(f) The date of effect of the succession is as follows: for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 March 1992; for Croatia, 8 October 1991; for the Czech Republic, 1 January 1993; for Djibouti, 27 June 1977; for Slovakia, 1 January 1993; for Slovenia, 25 June 1991; and for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 17 September 1991.

(g) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the entry into effect of the Convention.

(h) Succession.

(i) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). Canada declared that it would apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that were considered commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec where the law did not provide for such limitation.

(j) The former Czechoslovakia signed the Convention on 3 October 1958 and deposited an instrument of ratification on 10 July 1959. On 28 May and 30 September 1993, respectively, Slovakia and the Czech Republic deposited instruments of succession.

(k) The former German Democratic Republic acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975 with the reservations mentioned in footnotes (a), (b), (e).

(l) On 31 August 1998, Germany withdrew the reservation made upon ratification mentioned in footnote (a).

(m) The Convention only applies with regard to Malta with respect to arbitration agreements concluded after the date of Malta's accession to the Convention.

(n) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will not apply the Convention to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in the State, or a right in or to such property.

(o) Upon resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 1 July 1997, the Government of China extended the territorial application of the Convention to Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention. On 19 July 2005, China declared that the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention.

(p) 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 the multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

(q) The former Yugoslavia acceded to the Convention on 26 February 1982. On 12 March 2001, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Yugoslavia a notification of succession, confirming the declaration dated 28 June 1982 by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (see footnotes (a), (b) and (g) above).

(r) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). On 23 April 1993, Switzerland notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw the reciprocity declaration it had made upon ratification.

(s) Viet Nam declared that interpretation of the Convention before the Vietnamese Courts or competent authorities should be made in accordance with the Constitution and the law of Viet Nam.

See UNCITRAL source document }http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/NYConvention_status.html   2 

Declarations and reservations

(Excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature)

1/ State will apply the Convention only to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another Contracting State.

2/ State will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships whether contractual or not which are considered as commercial under the national law.

3/ With regard to awards made in the territory of non-contracting States, State will apply the Convention only to the extent to which these States grant reciprocal treatment.

4/ Canada declared that it will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec where the law does not provide for such limitation.

5/ State will not apply the Convention to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in the State, or a right in or to such property.

6/ State will apply the Convention only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the coming of the Convention into effect.

7/ Argentina declared that the present Convention should be construed in accordance with the principles and rules of the National Constitution in force or with those resulting from reforms mandated by the Constitution.

8/ On 23 April 1993, Switzerland notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw the reciprocity declaration it had made upon ratification.

9/ Viet Nam declared that interpretation of the Convention before the Vietnamese Courts or competent Authorities should be made in accordance with the Constitution and the law of Viet Nam.

10/ The date of effect of the succession is as follows: for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 March 1992; for Croatia, 8 October 1991; for Czech Republic, 1 January 1993; for Djibouti, 27 June 1977; for Slovakia, 1 January 1993; for Slovenia, 25 June 1991; and for The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 17 September 1991.

11/ On 31 August 1998, Germany withdrew the reservation made upon ratification mentioned in footnote 1.

12/ The Convention only applies in regard to Malta with respect to arbitration agreements concluded after the date of Malta's accession to the Convention.

13/ Reference C.N.290.2001.TREATIES-2 (Depositary Notification) regarding Yugoslavia: Succession, states: "The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following: The above action was effected on 12 March 2001, with confirmation of the reservations made by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia upon accession to the above Convention, which read as follows: Reservations (Original: English) "1. The Convention is applied in regard to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the coming of the Convention into effect. 2. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia will apply the Convention on a reciprocal basis only to those arbitral awards which were adopted on the territory of the other State Party to the Convention. 3. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia will apply the Convention [only] with respect to disputes arising from the legal relations, contractual and non-contractual, which, according to its national legislation are considered as economic." The Convention became effective for Yugoslavia on 27 April 1992, the date of State succession." (see e/ above)


 2.

This page is updated whenever the UNCITRAL Secretariat is informed of changes in status of the Convention.

Readers are also advised to consult the United Nations Treaty Collection for authoritative status information on UNCITRAL Conventions deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The UNCITRAL Secretariat also prepares yearly a document containing the Status of Conventions and Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws, which is available on the web page of the corresponding UNCITRAL Commission session


  toc   scroll    txt   pdf   pdf    odt    A-Z  Document Manifest   home 
<< previous TOC next >>
< ^ >

Lex Mercatoria -->

( International Trade/Commercial Law & e-Commerce Monitor )

W3 since October 3 1993
1993 - 2010

started @The University of Tromsø, Norway, 1993
hosted by The University of Oslo, Norway, since 1998
in fellowship with The Institute of International Commercial Law,
Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.

Disclaimer!

© 

Ralph Amissah




Lex Mercatoria