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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

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Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

May 2005

I. Participation in 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

Parties: 18
Declarations and reservations

State 1/Method Entry into force
Argentina19 July 1983 a1 August 1988
Belarus23 January 19971 August 1997
Cuba2 November 1994 a1 June 1995
Czech Republic 2/30 September 1993 d1 January 1993
Egypt6 December 1982 a1 August 1988
Guinea23 January 1991 a1 August 1991
Hungary16 June 1983 a1 August 1988
Mexico21 January 1988 a1 August 1988
Moldova28 August 19971 March 1998
Paraguay18 August 2003 a1 March 2004
Poland19 May 19951 December 1995
Romania23 April 19921 November 1992
Slovakia 2/28 May 1993 d1 January 1993
Slovenia2 August 19951 March 1996
Uganda12 February 19921 September 1992
United States of America 3/5 May 19941 December 1994
Uruguay1 April 19971 November 1997
Zambia6 June 1986 a1 August 1988

Parties: 18

*/ In accordance with its article VIII (1), the Protocol is open for accession by all States.

In accordance with article VIII (2) of the Protocol, accession to the Protocol by any State which is not a Contracting Party to the unamended Convention, shall have the effect of accession to the amended Convention, subject to the provisions of article XI of the Protocol.

In accordance with article X of the Protocol, ratification of or accession to the unamended Convention after the entry into force of the Protocol shall also constitute a ratification of or accession to the amended Convention if the State notifies the depositary accordingly.

**/ For information on which States listed above are Parties to the 1980 amending Protocol contact the Treaty Section, which performs the functions of the depositary in respect of the Protocol (see paragraph 2 above).

1/ The German Democratic Republic was a participant by virtue of its accession on 31 August 1989 to the Protocol of 11 April 1980.

2/ Czechoslovakia was a participant to the Convention and the Protocol by virtue of its accession to the Protocol on 5 March 1990.

N.B. The text of the Convention, as amended, has been established by the Secretary-General, as provided for by article XIV of the Protocol.

Declarations and reservations

2/ 3/ Upon accession, Czechoslovakia and the United States of America declared that, pursuant to article XII, they did not consider themselves bound by article I.


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