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

 

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Chronological table of actions

All dates: DD/MM/YYYY

State

Notes

Signature

Ratification, Accession(*), Approval(†), Acceptance(‡) or Succession(§)

Entry into force

Afghanistan (a), (c)   30/11/2004(*) 28/02/2005
Albania     27/06/2001(*) 25/09/2001
Algeria (a), (c)   07/02/1989(*) 08/05/1989
Antigua and Barbuda (a), (c)   02/02/1989(*) 03/05/1989
Argentina (a), (c) 26/08/1958 14/03/1989 12/06/1989
Armenia (a), (c)   29/12/1997(*) 29/03/1998
Australia     26/03/1975(*) 24/06/1975
Austria     02/05/1961(*) 31/07/1961
Azerbaijan     29/02/2000(*) 29/05/2000
Bahamas     20/12/2006(*) 20/03/2007
Bahrain (a), (c)   06/04/1988(*) 05/07/1988
Bangladesh     06/05/1992(*) 04/08/1992
Barbados (a), (c)   16/03/1993(*) 14/06/1993
Belarus (b) 29/12/1958 15/11/1960 13/02/1961
Belgium (a) 10/06/1958 18/08/1975 16/11/1975
Benin     16/05/1974(*) 14/08/1974
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)     28/04/1995(*) 27/07/1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina (a), (c), (i)   01/09/1993(§) 06/03/1992
Botswana (a), (c)   20/12/1971(*) 19/03/1972
Brazil     07/06/2002(*) 05/09/2002
Brunei Darussalam (a)   25/07/1996(*) 23/10/1996
Bulgaria (a), (b) 17/12/1958 10/10/1961 08/01/1962
Burkina Faso     23/03/1987(*) 21/06/1987
Cambodia     05/01/1960(*) 04/04/1960
Cameroon     19/02/1988(*) 19/05/1988
Canada (d)   12/05/1986(*) 10/08/1986
Central African Republic (a), (c)   15/10/1962(*) 13/01/1963
Chile     04/09/1975(*) 03/12/1975
China (a), (c), (h)   22/01/1987(*) 22/04/1987
Colombia     25/09/1979(*) 24/12/1979
Cook Islands     12/01/2009(*) 12/04/2009
Costa Rica   10/06/1958 26/10/1987 24/01/1988
Côte d'Ivoire     01/02/1991(*) 02/05/1991
Croatia (a), (c), (i)   26/07/1993(§) 08/10/1991
Cuba (a), (c)   30/12/1974(*) 30/03/1975
Cyprus (a), (c)   29/12/1980(*) 29/03/1981
Czech Republic (a), (b)   30/09/1993(§) 01/01/1993
Denmark (a), (c), (f)   22/12/1972(*) 22/03/1973
Djibouti (a), (c)   14/06/1983(§) 27/06/1977
Dominica     28/10/1988(*) 26/01/1989
Dominican Republic     11/04/2002(*) 10/07/2002
Ecuador (a), (c) 17/12/1958 03/01/1962 03/04/1962
Egypt     09/03/1959(*) 07/06/1959
El Salvador   10/06/1958 26/02/1998 27/05/1998
Estonia     30/08/1993(*) 28/11/1993
Fiji     27/09/2010(*) 26/12/2010
Finland   29/12/1958 19/01/1962 19/04/1962
France (a) 25/11/1958 26/06/1959 24/09/1959
Gabon     15/12/2006(*) 15/03/2007
Georgia     02/06/1994(*) 31/08/1994
Germany   10/06/1958 30/06/1961 28/09/1961
Ghana     09/04/1968(*) 08/07/1968
Greece (a), (c)   16/07/1962(*) 14/10/1962
Guatemala (a), (c)   21/03/1984(*) 19/06/1984
Guinea     23/01/1991(*) 23/04/1991
Haiti     05/12/1983(*) 04/03/1984
Holy See (a), (c)   14/05/1975(*) 12/08/1975
Honduras (a), (c)    03/10/2000(*) 01/01/2001
Hungary (a), (c)   05/03/1962(*) 03/06/1962
Iceland     24/01/2002(*) 24/04/2002
India (a), (c) 10/06/1958 13/07/1960 11/10/1960
Indonesia (a), (c)   07/10/1981(*) 05/01/1982
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (a), (c)   15/10/2001(*) 13/01/2002
Ireland (a)   12/05/1981(*) 10/08/1981
Israel   10/06/1958 05/01/1959 07/06/1959
Italy     31/01/1969(*) 01/05/1969
Jamaica (a), (c)   10/07/2002(*) 08/10/2002
Japan (a)   20/06/1961(*) 18/09/1961
Jordan   10/06/1958 15/11/1979 13/02/1980
Kazakhstan     20/11/1995(*) 18/02/1996
Kenya (a)   10/02/1989(*) 11/05/1989
Kuwait (a)   28/04/1978(*) 27/07/1978
Kyrgyzstan     18/12/1996(*) 18/03/1997
Lao People's Democratic Republic     17/06/1998(*) 15/09/1998
Latvia     14/04/1992(*) 13/07/1992
Lebanon (a)   11/08/1998(*) 09/11/1998
Lesotho     13/06/1989(*) 11/09/1989
Liberia     16/09/2005(*) 15/12/2005
Liechtenstein (a)   07/07/2011(*) 05/10/2011
Lithuania (b)   14/03/1995(*) 12/06/1995
Luxembourg (a) 11/11/1958 09/09/1983 08/12/1983
Madagascar (a), (c)   16/07/1962(*) 14/10/1962
Malaysia (a), (c)   05/11/1985(*) 03/02/1986
Mali     08/09/1994(*) 07/12/1994
Malta (a), (i)   22/06/2000(*) 20/09/2000
Marshall Islands     21/12/2006(*) 21/03/2007
Mauritania     30/01/1997(*) 30/04/1997
Mauritius     19/06/1996(*) 17/09/1996
Mexico     14/04/1971(*) 13/07/1971
Monaco (a), (c) 31/12/1958 02/06/1982 31/08/1982
Mongolia (a), (c)   24/10/1994(*) 22/01/1995
Montenegro (a), (c), (i)   23/10/2006(§) 03/06/2006
Morocco (a)   12/02/1959(*) 07/06/1959
Mozambique (a)   11/06/1998(*) 09/09/1998
Myanmar     16/04/2013(*) 15/07/2013
Nepal (a), (c)   04/03/1998(*) 02/06/1998
Netherlands (a), (e) 10/06/1958 24/04/1964 23/07/1964
New Zealand (a)   06/01/1983(*) 06/04/1983
Nicaragua     24/09/2003(*) 23/12/2003
Niger     14/10/1964(*) 12/01/1965
Nigeria (a), (c)   17/03/1970(*) 15/06/1970
Norway (a), (j)   14/03/1961(*) 12/06/1961
Oman     25/02/1999(*) 26/05/1999
Pakistan (a) 30/12/1958 14/07/2005 12/10/2005
Panama     10/10/1984(*) 08/01/1985
Paraguay     08/10/1997(*) 06/01/1998
Peru     07/07/1988(*) 05/10/1988
Philippines (a), (c) 10/06/1958 06/07/1967 04/10/1967
Poland (a), (c) 10/06/1958 03/10/1961 01/01/1962
Portugal (a)   18/10/1994(*) 16/01/1995
Qatar     30/12/2002(*) 30/03/2003
Republic of Korea (a), (c)   08/02/1973(*) 09/05/1973
Republic of Moldova (a), (i)   18/09/1998(*) 17/12/1998
Romania (a), (b), (c)   13/09/1961(*) 12/12/1961
Russian Federation (b) 29/12/1958 24/08/1960 22/11/1960
Rwanda     31/10/2008(*) 29/01/2009
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (a), (c)   12/09/2000(*) 11/12/2000
San Marino     17/05/1979(*) 15/08/1979
Sao Tome and Principe     20/11/2012(*) 18/02/2013
Saudi Arabia (a)   19/04/1994(*) 18/07/1994
Senegal     17/10/1994(*) 15/01/1995
Serbia (a), (c), (i)   12/03/2001(§) 27/04/1992
Singapore (a)   21/08/1986(*) 19/11/1986
Slovakia (a), (b)   28/05/1993(§) 01/01/1993
Slovenia (i)   06/07/1992(§) 25/06/1991
South Africa     03/05/1976(*) 01/08/1976
Spain     12/05/1977(*) 10/08/1977
Sri Lanka   30/12/1958 09/04/1962 08/07/1962
Sweden   23/12/1958 28/01/1972 27/04/1972
Switzerland   29/12/1958 01/06/1965 30/08/1965
Syrian Arab Republic     09/03/1959(*) 07/06/1959
Tajikistan (a), (i), (j)   14/08/2012(*) 12/11/2012
Thailand     21/12/1959(*) 20/03/1960
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (c), (i)   10/03/1994(§) 17/11/1991
Trinidad and Tobago (a), (c)   14/02/1966(*) 15/05/1966
Tunisia (a), (c)   17/07/1967(*) 15/10/1967
Turkey (a), (c)   02/07/1992(*) 30/09/1992
Uganda (a)   12/02/1992(*) 12/05/1992
Ukraine (b) 29/12/1958 10/10/1960 08/01/1961
United Arab Emirates     21/08/2006(*) 19/11/2006
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a), (g)   24/09/1975(*) 23/12/1975
United Republic of Tanzania (a)   13/10/1964(*) 11/01/1965
United States of America (a), (c)   30/09/1970(*) 29/12/1970
Uruguay     30/03/1983(*) 28/06/1983
Uzbekistan     07/02/1996(*) 07/05/1996
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (a), (c)   08/02/1995(*) 09/05/1995
Viet Nam (a), (b), (c)   12/09/1995(*) 11/12/1995
Zambia     14/03/2002(*) 12/06/2002
Zimbabwe     29/09/1994(*) 28/12/1994

Parties: 149

Notes

Declarations or other notifications pursuant to article I(3) and article X(1)

(a) This State will apply the Convention only to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting State.

(b) 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.

(c) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) On 24 April 1964, the Netherlands declared that the Convention shall apply to the Netherlands Antilles.

(f) On 10 February 1976, Denmark declared that the Convention shall apply to the Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

(g) On 24 February 2014, the United Kingdom submitted a notification to extend territorial application of the Convention to the British Virgin Islands. For the following territories, the United Kingdom has submitted notifications extending territorial application and declaring that the Convention shall apply only to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another Contracting State: Gibraltar (24 September 1975), Isle of Man (22 February 1979), Bermuda (14 November 1979), Cayman Islands (26 November 1980), Guernsey (19 April 1985), Bailiwick of Jersey (28 May 2002).

(h) 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.

Reservations or other notifications

(i) This State formulated a reservation with regards to retroactive application of the Convention.

(j) This State formulated a reservation with regards to the application of the Convention in cases concerning immovable property.