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Chronological table of actions
All dates: DD/MM/YYYY
Ratification, Accession(*), Approval(†), Acceptance(‡) or Succession(§)
Entry into force
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||12/01/1994(§)||06/03/1992|
|Republic of Korea||17/02/2004(*)||01/03/2005|
|Republic of Moldova||13/10/1994(*)||01/11/1995|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||(b)||12/09/2000(*)||01/10/2001|
|Syrian Arab Republic||19/10/1982(*)||01/01/1988|
|The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||22/11/2006(§)||17/11/1991|
|United States of America||(b)||31/08/1981||11/12/1986||01/01/1988|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)||28/09/1981|
(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.