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Status

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

 

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Chronological table of actions / map

All dates: DD/MM/YYYY

State

Notes

Signature

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

Entry into force

Albania     13/05/2009(*) 01/06/2010
Argentina (a)   19/07/1983(*) 01/01/1988
Armenia (a), (b)   02/12/2008(*) 01/01/2010
Australia     17/03/1988(*) 01/04/1989
Austria   11/04/1980 29/12/1987 01/01/1989
Bahrain     25/09/2013(*) 01/10/2014
Belarus (a)   09/10/1989(*) 01/11/1990
Belgium     31/10/1996(*) 01/11/1997
Benin     29/07/2011(*) 01/08/2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina     12/01/1994(§) 06/03/1992
Brazil     04/03/2013(*) 01/04/2014
Bulgaria     09/07/1990(*) 01/08/1991
Burundi     04/09/1998(*) 01/10/1999
Canada (c)   23/04/1991(*) 01/05/1992
Chile (a) 11/04/1980 07/02/1990 01/03/1991
China (b) 30/09/1981 11/12/1986(†) 01/01/1988
Colombia     10/07/2001(*) 01/08/2002
Congo     11/06/2014(*) 01/07/2015
Croatia     08/06/1998(§) 08/10/1991
Cuba     02/11/1994(*) 01/12/1995
Cyprus     07/03/2005(*) 01/04/2006
Czech Republic (b)   30/09/1993(§) 01/01/1993
Denmark (d) 26/05/1981 14/02/1989 01/03/1990
Dominican Republic     07/06/2010(*) 01/07/2011
Ecuador     27/01/1992(*) 01/02/1993
Egypt     06/12/1982(*) 01/01/1988
El Salvador     27/11/2006(*) 01/12/2007
Estonia     20/09/1993(*) 01/10/1994
Finland (d) 26/05/1981 15/12/1987 01/01/1989
France   27/08/1981 06/08/1982(†) 01/01/1988
Gabon     15/12/2004(*) 01/01/2006
Georgia     16/08/1994(*) 01/09/1995
Germany (e) 26/05/1981 21/12/1989 01/01/1991
Ghana   11/04/1980    
Greece     12/01/1998(*) 01/02/1999
Guinea     23/01/1991(*) 01/02/1992
Guyana     25/09/2014(*) 01/10/2015
Honduras     10/10/2002(*) 01/11/2003
Hungary (a), (f) 11/04/1980 16/06/1983 01/01/1988
Iceland (d)   10/05/2001(*) 01/06/2002
Iraq     05/03/1990(*) 01/04/1991
Israel     22/01/2002(*) 01/02/2003
Italy   30/09/1981 11/12/1986 01/01/1988
Japan     01/07/2008(*) 01/08/2009
Kyrgyzstan     11/05/1999(*) 01/06/2000
Latvia     31/07/1997(*) 01/08/1998
Lebanon     21/11/2008(*) 01/12/2009
Lesotho   18/06/1981 18/06/1981 01/01/1988
Liberia     16/09/2005(*) 01/10/2006
Lithuania     18/01/1995(*) 01/02/1996
Luxembourg     30/01/1997(*) 01/02/1998
Madagascar     24/09/2014(*) 01/10/2015
Mauritania     20/08/1999(*) 01/09/2000
Mexico     29/12/1987(*) 01/01/1989
Mongolia     31/12/1997(*) 01/01/1999
Montenegro     23/10/2006(§) 03/06/2006
Netherlands   29/05/1981 13/12/1990(‡) 01/01/1992
New Zealand     22/09/1994(*) 01/10/1995
Norway (d) 26/05/1981 20/07/1988 01/08/1989
Paraguay (a)   13/01/2006(*) 01/02/2007
Peru     25/03/1999(*) 01/04/2000
Poland   28/09/1981 19/05/1995 01/06/1996
Republic of Korea     17/02/2004(*) 01/03/2005
Republic of Moldova     13/10/1994(*) 01/11/1995
Romania     22/05/1991(*) 01/06/1992
Russian Federation (a)   16/08/1990(*) 01/09/1991
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (b)   12/09/2000(*) 01/10/2001
San Marino     22/02/2012(*) 01/03/2013
Serbia     12/03/2001(§) 27/04/1992
Singapore (b) 11/04/1980 16/02/1995 01/03/1996
Slovakia (b)   28/05/1993(§) 01/01/1993
Slovenia     07/01/1994(§) 25/06/1991
Spain     24/07/1990(*) 01/08/1991
Sweden (d) 26/05/1981 15/12/1987 01/01/1989
Switzerland     21/02/1990(*) 01/03/1991
Syrian Arab Republic     19/10/1982(*) 01/01/1988
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia     22/11/2006(§) 17/11/1991
Turkey     07/07/2010(*) 01/08/2011
Uganda     12/02/1992(*) 01/03/1993
Ukraine (a)   03/01/1990(*) 01/02/1991
United States of America (b) 31/08/1981 11/12/1986 01/01/1988
Uruguay     25/01/1999(*) 01/02/2000
Uzbekistan     27/11/1996(*) 01/12/1997
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)   28/09/1981    
Zambia     06/06/1986(*) 01/01/1988

Parties: 83

Notes

(a) This State declared, in accordance with articles 12 and 96 of the Convention, that any provision of article 11, article 29 or Part II of the Convention that allowed a contract of sale or its modification or termination by agreement or any offer, acceptance or other indication of intention to be made in any form other than in writing, would not apply where any party had his place of business in its territory.

(b) This State declared that it would not be bound by paragraph 1 (b) of article 1.

(c) Upon accession, Canada declared that, in accordance with article 93 of the Convention, the Convention would extend to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories. In a declaration received on 9 April 1992, Canada extended the application of the Convention to Quebec and Saskatchewan. In a notification received on 29 June 1992, Canada extended the application of the Convention to the Yukon Territory. In a notification received on 18 June 2003, Canada extended the application of the Convention to the Territory of Nunavut.

(d) Norway declared that it would not be bound by Part II of the Convention ("Formation of the Contract"). Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden declared that the Convention would not apply to contracts of sale or to their formation where the parties have their places of business in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

(e) Upon ratifying the Convention, Germany declared that it would not apply article 1, paragraph 1 (b) in respect of any State that had made a declaration that that State would not apply article 1, paragraph 1 (b).

(f) Upon ratifying the Convention, Hungary declared that it considered the General Conditions of Delivery of Goods between Organizations of the Member Countries of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance to be subject to the provisions of article 90 of the Convention.