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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).
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Date of accession
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||(a), (c)||12/01/1994|
|United States of America||05/05/1994|
|Republic of Moldova||28/08/1997|
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.
(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.