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Status

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

 

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See also:
Chronological table of actions

All dates: DD/MM/YYYY

State

Notes

Signature

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

Entry into force

Albania     20/07/2006(*) 01/08/2007
Austria   30/04/1979 29/07/1993 01/08/1994
Barbados     02/02/1981(*) 01/11/1992
Botswana     16/02/1988(*) 01/11/1992
Brazil   31/03/1978    
Burkina Faso     14/08/1989(*) 01/11/1992
Burundi     04/09/1998(*) 01/10/1999
Cameroon     21/10/1993(*) 01/11/1994
Chile   31/03/1978 09/07/1982 01/11/1992
Czech Republic (a) 02/06/1993 23/06/1995 01/07/1996
Democratic Republic of the Congo   19/04/1979    
Denmark   18/04/1979    
Dominican Republic     28/09/2007(*) 01/10/2008
Ecuador   31/03/1978    
Egypt   31/03/1978 23/04/1979 01/11/1992
Finland   18/04/1979    
France   18/04/1979    
Gambia     07/02/1996(*) 01/03/1997
Georgia     21/03/1996(*) 01/04/1997
Germany   31/03/1978    
Ghana   31/03/1978    
Guinea     23/01/1991(*) 01/11/1992
Holy See   31/03/1978    
Hungary   23/04/1979 05/07/1984 01/11/1992
Jordan     10/05/2001(*) 01/06/2002
Kazakhstan     18/06/2008(*) 01/07/2009
Kenya     31/07/1989(*) 01/11/1992
Lebanon     04/04/1983(*) 01/11/1992
Lesotho     26/10/1989(*) 01/11/1992
Liberia     16/09/2005(*) 01/10/2006
Madagascar   31/03/1978    
Malawi     18/03/1991(*) 01/11/1992
Mexico   31/03/1978    
Morocco     12/06/1981(*) 01/11/1992
Nigeria     07/11/1988(*) 01/11/1992
Norway   18/04/1979    
Pakistan   08/03/1979    
Panama   31/03/1978    
Paraguay     19/07/2005(*) 01/08/2006
Philippines   14/06/1978    
Portugal   31/03/1978    
Romania     07/01/1982(*) 01/11/1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines     12/09/2000(*) 01/10/2001
Senegal   31/03/1978 17/03/1986 01/11/1992
Sierra Leone   15/08/1978 07/10/1988 01/11/1992
Singapore   31/03/1978    
Slovakia   28/05/1993    
Sweden   18/04/1979    
Syrian Arab Republic     16/10/2002(*) 01/11/2003
Tunisia     15/09/1980(*) 01/11/1992
Uganda     06/07/1979(*) 01/11/1992
United Republic of Tanzania     24/07/1979(*) 01/11/1992
United States of America   30/04/1979    
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)   31/03/1978    
Zambia     07/10/1991(*) 01/11/1992

Parties: 34

Notes

(a) The Czech Republic declared that limits of carrier's liability in the territory of the Czech republic adhered to the provision of article 6 of the Convention.