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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

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

Lesotho18 June 1981-
France6 August 1982-
Syrian Arab Republic19 October 1982-
Egypt6 December 1982-
Hungary16 June 1983-
Argentina19 July 1983-
Zambia6 June 1986-
China11 December 1986-
Italy11 December 1986-
United States of America11 December 1986-
Finland15 December 1987-
Sweden15 December 1987-
Austria29 December 1987-
Mexico29 December 1987-
Australia17 March 1988-
Mauritania20 August 1999-
Norway20 July 1988-
Denmark14 February 1989-
Belarus9 October 1989-
Germany */21 December 1989-
Ukraine3 January 1990-
Chile7 February 1990-
Switzerland21 February 1990-
Iraq5 March 1990-
Bulgaria9 July 1990-
Spain24 July 1990-
Russian Federation **/16 August 1990-
Netherlands13 December 1990-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Canada23 April 1991-
Romania22 May 1991-
Ecuador27 January 1992-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Slovakia */28 May 1993-
Estonia20 September 1993-
Czech Republic */30 September 1993-
Slovenia **/7 January 1994-
Bosnia and Herzegovina **/12 January 1994-
Georgia16 August 1994-
New Zealand22 September 1994-
Moldova13 October 1994-
Cuba2 November 1994-
Lithuania18 January 1995-
Singapore16 February 1995-
Poland19 May 1995-
Belgium31 October 1996-
Uzbekistan27 November 1996-
Luxembourg30 January 1997-
Latvia31 July 1997-
Mongolia31 December 1997-
Greece12 January 1998-
Croatia8 June 1998 **/-
Burundi4 September 1998-
Uruguay25 January 1999-
Peru25 March 1999-
Kyrgyzstan11 May 1999-
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 September 2000-
Yugoslavia **/12 March 2001-
Iceland10 May 2001-
Colombia10 July 2001-
Israel22 January 2002-
Honduras10 October 2002-
Republic of Korea17 February 2004-
Gabon15 December 2004-
Cyprus7 March 2005-

*/ The former German Democratic Republic ratified this Convention on 23 February 1989.

**/ 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 Czechoslovakia ratified this Convention on 5 March 1990.

**/ Succession; the former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified this Convention on 11 April 1980 and 27 March 1985, respectively.


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