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Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)

 

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The Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods was concluded at New York on 14 June 1974. A Protocol to the 1974 Limitation Convention was concluded at Vienna on 11 April 1980. The table below identifies parties to the Convention as amended by the Protocol unless as indicated by note (a).

See also:
Status

All dates: DD/MM/YYYY

State

Notes

Date of accession

Ghana (a) 07/10/1975
Dominican Republic (a) 23/12/1977
Norway (a) 20/03/1980
Argentina (a) 09/10/1981
Egypt   06/12/1982
Hungary   16/06/1983
Argentina   19/07/1983
Zambia   06/06/1986
Mexico   21/01/1988
Guinea   23/01/1991
Uganda   12/02/1992
Romania   23/04/1992
Slovakia (b) 28/05/1993
Ukraine (a) 13/09/1993
Czechia (b) 30/09/1993
Bosnia and Herzegovina (a), (c) 12/01/1994
United States of America   05/05/1994
Cuba   02/11/1994
Poland   19/05/1995
Slovenia   02/08/1995
Belarus   23/01/1997
Uruguay   01/04/1997
Republic of Moldova   28/08/1997
Burundi (a) 04/09/1998
Serbia (a), (c) 12/03/2001
Paraguay   18/08/2003
Liberia   16/09/2005
Montenegro (a) 23/10/2006
Belgium   01/08/2008
Dominican Republic   30/07/2010
Benin (a) 29/07/2011
Montenegro   06/08/2012
Côte d'Ivoire   01/02/2016

The German Democratic Republic was a participant by virtue of its accession on 31 August 1989 to the Protocol of 11 April 1980. The Convention had been signed by the former German Democratic Republic on 14 June 1974, ratified by it on 31 August 1989 and entered into force on 1 March 1990.

Notes

(a) Ratification of, succession or accession to the unamended Convention only.

(b) Czechoslovakia was a participant to the amended Convention and the Protocol by virtue of its accession to the Protocol on 5 March 1990 (with effect from 1 October 1990). From 1 August 1988 to 30 September 1990, it was a Party to the unamended Convention. On 28 May and 30 September 1993, respectively, Slovakia and the Czech Republic deposited instruments of succession with effect from 1 January 1993, the date of succession of both States.

(c) Succession: the former Yugoslavia acceded to the Convention on 27 November 1978.