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CHAPTER X
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
18 . United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts
New York, 23 November 2005
Entry into force
:
1 March 2013, in accordance with article 23(1).
Registration :
1 March 2013, No. 50525
Status :
Signatories : 18. Parties : 5
Text :
Doc. A/60/515.
Note :
The above Convention was adopted on 23 November 2005 during the 53rd plenary meeting of the General Assembly by resolution A/60/21.  In accordance with its article 16, the Convention shall be open for signature by all States from 16 January 2006 to 16 January 2008 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Participant
Signature
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification
Central African Republic
27 Feb 2006
 
China
 6 Jul 2006
 
Colombia
27 Sep 2007
 
Congo
  28 Jan 2014 a
Dominican Republic
   2 Aug 2012 a
Honduras
16 Jan 2008
15 Jun 2010
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
26 Sep 2007
 
Lebanon
22 May 2006
 
Madagascar
19 Sep 2006
 
Montenegro
27 Sep 2007
 
Panama
25 Sep 2007
 
Paraguay
26 Mar 2007
 
Philippines
25 Sep 2007
 
Republic of Korea
15 Jan 2008
 
Russian Federation
25 Apr 2007
 6 Jan 2014 A
Saudi Arabia
12 Nov 2007
 
Senegal
 7 Apr 2006
 
Sierra Leone
21 Sep 2006
 
Singapore
 6 Jul 2006
 7 Jul 2010
Sri Lanka
 6 Jul 2006
 
Russian Federation

Declarations:
       a) In accordance with article 19, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Russian Federation will apply the Convention when the parties to the international contract have agreed that it applies;
       b) In accordance with article 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Russian Federation will not apply the Convention to transactions for which a notarized form or State registration is required under Russian law or to transactions for the sale of goods whose transfer across the Customs Union border is either prohibited or restricted;
       c) The Russian Federation understands the international contracts covered by the Convention to mean civil law contracts involving foreign citizens or legal entities, or a foreign element.

Singapore

Declaration:
       “The Convention shall not apply to electronic communications relating to any contract for the sale or other disposition of immovable property, or any interest in such property.
       The Convention shall also not apply in respect of (i) the creation or execution of a will; or (ii) the creation, performance or enforcement of an indenture, declaration of trust or power of attorney, that may be contracted for in any contract governed by the Convention.”