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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

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

Parties: 29
Declarations and reservations

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Austria30 April 197929 July 19931 August 1994
Barbados-2 February 1981 a1 November 1992
Botswana-16 February 1988 a1 November 1992
Brazil31 March 1978--
Burkina Faso-14 August 1989 a1 November 1992
Burundi-4 September 1998 a1 October 1999
Cameroon-21 October 1993 a1 November 1994
Chile31 March 19789 July 19821 November 1992
Czech Republic a/-2 June 1993 d1 January 1993
Democratic Republic of the Congo19 April 1979--
Denmark18 April 1979--
Ecuador31 March 1978--
Egypt31 March 197823 April 19791 November 1992
Finland18 April 1979--
France18 April 1979--
Gambia-7 February 1996 a1 March 1997
Georgia-21 March 1996 a1 April 1997
Germany31 March 1978--
Ghana31 March 1978--
Guinea-23 January 1991 a1 November 1992
Holy See31 March 1978--
Hungary23 April 19795 July 19841 November 1992
Jordan-10 May 2001 a1 June 2002
Kenya-31 July 1989 a1 November 1992
Lebanon-4 April 1983 a1 November 1992
Lesotho-26 October 1989 a1 November 1992
Madagascar31 March 1978--
Malawi-18 March 1991 a1 November 1992
Mexico31 March 1978--
Morocco-12 June 1981 a1 November 1992
Nigeria-7 November 1988 a1 November 1992
Norway18 April 1979--
Pakistan8 March 1979--
Panama31 March 1978--
Philippines14 June 1978--
Portugal31 March 1978--
Romania-7 January 1982 a1 November 1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-12 September 2000 a1 October 2001
Senegal31 March 197817 March 19861 November 1992
Sierra Leone15 August 19787 October 19881 November 1992
Singapore31 March 1978--
Slovakia a/-28 May 1993 d1 January 1993
Sweden18 April 1979--
Syrian Arab Republic-16 October 2002 a17 October 2003
Tunisia-15 September 1980 a1 November 1992
Uganda-6 July 1979 a1 November 1992
United Republic of Tanzania-24 July 1979 a1 November 1992
United States of America30 April 1979--
Venezuela31 March 1978--
Zambia-7 October 1991 a1 November 1992

Parties: 29

a/ The Convention was signed by the former Czechoslovakia on 6 March 1979. 1/ On 28 May 1993, Slovakia and on 2 June 1993, the Czech Republic deposited their instruments of succession to the signature and the Czech Republic deposited its instrument of ratification on 23 June 1995. The Czech Republic, upon ratification, withdrew the declaration, referred to in footnote 1/, that had been made by the former Czechoslovakia.

Declarations and reservations

1/ Upon signing the Convention, the former Czechoslovakia declared in accordance with article 26 the formula for converting the amounts of liability referred to in paragraph 2 of that article into the Czechoslovak currency and the amount of the limits of liability to be applied in the territory of Czechoslovakia as expressed in the Czechoslovak currency.


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