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CHAPTER X
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
7 . Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods
New York, 14 June 1974
Entry into force
:
1 August 1988, in accordance with article 44 which reads as follows: "1. This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of six months after the date of the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession. 2. For each State ratifying or acceding to this Convention after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession, this Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiration of six months after the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.".
Registration :
1 August 1988, No. 26119
Status :
Signatories : 12. Parties : 29
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1511, p. 3; and depositary notification C.N.260.1975.TREATIES-6 of 30 September 1975 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic French text);  C.N.754.2008.TREATIES-2 of 14 October 2008 (Proposal of corrections to the original text of the Protocol (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish authentic texts) and to the Certified True Copies) and C.N.8.2009.TREATIES-1 of 12 January 2009 (Corrections).
Note :
The Convention was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Prescription (limitation) in the International Sale of Goods, which convened at the Headquarters of the United Nations, at New York, from 20 May to 14 June 1974.  The Conference was convened in accordance with Resolution 3104 (XXVIII)1 of the General Assembly adopted on 12 December 1973.  The Convention was opened for signature at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, on 14 June 1974, (closing date for signature:  31 December 1975).
Participant 2
Signature
Participation under article XI of the Protocol of 11 April 1980(P), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Argentina
   9 Oct 1981 a
Belarus
14 Jun 1974
23 Jan 1997 P
Belgium
   1 Aug 2008 a
Benin
  29 Jul 2011 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
  12 Jan 1994 d
Brazil
14 Jun 1974
 
Bulgaria
24 Feb 1975
 
Burundi
   4 Sep 1998 a
Costa Rica
30 Aug 1974
 
Cuba
   2 Nov 1994 P
Czech Republic 4
  30 Sep 1993 d
Dominican Republic
  23 Dec 1977 a
Egypt
   6 Dec 1982 P
Ghana
 5 Dec 1974
 7 Oct 1975
Guinea
  23 Jan 1991 a
Hungary
14 Jun 1974
16 Jun 1983
Liberia
  16 Sep 2005 a
Mexico
  21 Jan 1988 a
Mongolia
14 Jun 1974
 
Montenegro 5
  23 Oct 2006 d
Nicaragua
13 May 1975
 
Norway
11 Dec 1975
20 Mar 1980
Paraguay
  18 Aug 2003 P
Poland
14 Jun 1974
19 May 1995
Republic of Moldova
  28 Aug 1997 P
Romania
  23 Apr 1992 a
Russian Federation
14 Jun 1974
 
Serbia 3
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
   2 Aug 1995 P
Uganda
  12 Feb 1992 a
Ukraine
14 Jun 1974
13 Sep 1993
United States of America
   5 May 1994 a
Uruguay
   1 Apr 1997 a
Zambia
   6 Jun 1986 P
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession, succession or participation.)
Norway

Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
       "In accordance with article 34 the Government of the Kingdom of Norway declares that the Convention shall not govern contracts of sale where the seller and the buyer both have their relevant places of business within the territories of the Nordic States (i.e. Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden)."

End Note
1.Official Records of the General Assembly, Twenty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 30  (A/9030), p. 143.
2.The German Democratic Republic had signed and ratified the Convention on 14 June 1974 and 31 August 1989, respectively.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Convention on 27 November 1978. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia"  in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
4.Czechoslovakia had signed and ratified the Convention on 29 August 1975 and 26 May 1977, respectively. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.