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United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2005)

 

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Information on jurisdictions enacting at the national level substantive provisions of the Convention is available here (see note (e)).

See also:
Chronological table of actions

All dates: DD/MM/YYYY

State

Notes

Signature

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

Entry into force

Central African Republic   27/02/2006    
China   06/07/2006    
Colombia   27/09/2007    
Congo     28/01/2014(*) 01/08/2014
Dominican Republic     02/08/2012(*) 01/03/2013
Honduras   16/01/2008 15/06/2010 01/03/2013
Iran (Islamic Republic of)   26/09/2007    
Lebanon   22/05/2006    
Madagascar   19/09/2006    
Montenegro   27/09/2007 23/09/2014  01/04/2015 
Panama   25/09/2007    
Paraguay   26/03/2007    
Philippines   25/09/2007    
Republic of Korea   15/01/2008    
Russian Federation (b) 25/04/2007 06/01/2014(‡) 01/08/2014 
Saudi Arabia   12/11/2007    
Senegal   07/04/2006    
Sierra Leone   21/09/2006    
Singapore (a) 06/07/2006 07/07/2010 01/03/2013
Sri Lanka   06/07/2006    

Parties: 6

Notes

(a) Upon ratification, Singapore declared: The Convention shall not apply to electronic communications relating to any contract for the sale or other disposition of immovable property, or any interest in such property. The Convention shall also not apply in respect of (i) the creation or execution of a will; or (ii) the creation, performance or enforcement of an indenture, declaration of trust or power of attorney, that may be contracted for in any contract governed by the Convention.

(b) Upon acceptance, the Russian Federation declared:
1. In accordance with article 19, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Russian Federation will apply the Convention when the parties to the international contract have agreed that it applies;
2. In accordance with article 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation will not apply the Convention to transactions for which a notarized form or State registration is required under Russian law or to transactions for the sale of goods whose transfer across the Customs Union border is either prohibited or restricted;
3. The Russian Federation understands the international contracts covered by the Convention to mean civil law contracts involving foreign citizens or legal entities, or a foreign element.