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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

II. Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws

13. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996)

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce has been enacted in:

Australia (1999)
Bermuda (1999)
Colombia (1999)
Equador (2002)
France (2000)
India* (2000)
Ireland (2000)
Jordan (2001)
Mauritius (2000)
Mexico (2000)
New Zealand (2002)
Pakistan (2002)
Philippines (2000)
Republic of Korea (1999)
Singapore (1998)
Slovenia (2000)
South Africa* (2002)
Thailand (2002)
Venezuela (2001)

The Model Law has also been adopted in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (2000), the Bailiwick of Jersey (2000) and the Isle of Man (2000), all Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; in Bermuda (1999), Cayman Islands (2000), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (2000), overseas territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (2000).

Uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has been prepared in the United States (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, adopted in 1999 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law) and enacted by the States of Alabama (2001), Arizona (2000), Arkansas (2001), California (1999), Colorado (2002), Connecticut (2002), Delaware (2000), Florida (2000), Hawaii (2000), Idaho (2000), Indiana (2000), Iowa (2000), Kansas (2000), Kentucky (2000), Louisiana (2001), Maine (2000), Maryland (2000), Michigan (2000), Minnesota (2000), Mississippi (2001), Missouri (2003), Montana (2001), Nebraska (2000), Nevada (2001), New Hampshire (2001), New Jersey (2000), New Mexico (2001), North Carolina (2000), North Dakota (2001), Ohio (2000), Oklahoma (2000), Oregon (2001), Pennsylvania (1999), Rhode Island (2000), South Dakota (2000), Tennessee (2001), Texas (2001), Utah (2000), Vermont (2003), Virginia (2000), West Virginia (2001), Wyoming (2001) and the District of Columbia (2001). The State of Illinois had already enacted the Model Law in 1998.

Uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has also been prepared in Canada (Uniform Electronic Commerce Act, adopted in 1999 by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada) and enacted in a number of Provinces and Territories, including British Columbia (2001), Manitoba (2000), New Brunswick (2001), Newfoundland and Labrador (2001), Nova Scotia (2000), Ontario (2001), Prince Edward Island (2001), Saskatchewan (2000) and Yukon (2000). Legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has also been adopted in the Province of Quebec (2001).

* Except for the provisions on certification and electronic signatures.


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