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CHAPTER X
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT
7 .a Protocol amending the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods
Vienna, 11 April 1980
Entry into force
:
1 August 1988, in accordance with article IXwhich reads as follows: "1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the sixth month following the deposit of the second instrument of accession, provided that on that date: (a) the 1974 Limitation Convention is itself in force; and (b) the 1980 Sales Convention is also in force. If these Conventions are not both in force on that date, this Protocol shall enter into force on the first day on which both Conventions are in force. (2) For each State acceding to this Protocol after the second instrument of accession has been deposited, this Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the sixth month following the deposit of its instrument of accession, if by that date the Protocol is itself in force. If by that date the Protocol itself is not yet in force, the Protocol shall enter into force for that State on the date the Protocol itself enters into force.".
Registration :
1 August 1988, No. 26120
Status :
Parties : 17
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1511, p. 77.
C.N.754.2008.TREATIES-2 of 14 October 2008 (Proposal of corrections) and C.N.8.2009.TREATIES-1 of 12 January 2009(Corrrections)
Note :
The Protocol was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, held at Vienna from 10 March to 11 April 1980.  The Conference was convened by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in accordance with its resolution 33/931 of 16 December 1978 adopted on the basis of chapter II of the report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its eleventh session (1978).  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) and C.N.8.2009.TREATIES-1 of 12 January 2009 (corrections of the original text of the Protocol).
The Protocol is open for accession by all States, at any time, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Participant 2
Accession(a), Succession(d)
Argentina
19 Jul 1983 a
Belgium
 1 Aug 2008 a
Czech Republic 3
30 Sep 1993 d
Egypt
 6 Dec 1982 a
Guinea
23 Jan 1991 a
Hungary
16 Jun 1983 a
Liberia
16 Sep 2005 a
Mexico
21 Jan 1988 a
Montenegro
 6 Aug 2012 a
Poland
19 May 1995 a
Romania
23 Apr 1992 a
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
 2 Aug 1995 a
Uganda
12 Feb 1992 a
United States of America
 5 May 1994 a
Uruguay
 1 Apr 1997 a
Zambia
 6 Jun 1986 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon accession or succession.)
United States of America

Declaration:
       "Pursuant to article XII, the United States will not be bound by article I of the Protocol."

End Note
1.Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-third Session, Supplement No. 45  (A/3345), p. 217.
2.The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Protocol on 31 August 1989.  See also note  2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Protocol on 5 March 1990 with the following reservation:

Pursuant to article XII [of the Protocol], the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic declares that it shall not consider itself bound by the provision of its article I.

See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.