CISG@40 News Archive

 

  • Kiribati recently acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the “Electronic Communications Convention”), which is relevant to the international sale of goods concluded by electronic communications. It is the thirteenth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Kiribati on 1 November 2020. Read the press release here.
  • The Hong Kong Department of Justice (DoJ) recently issued a consultation paper on the proposed application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Read the press release here. Find the consultation documents and related information here (English) and here (Chinese).
  • The X St. Petersburg International Legal Forum to welcome UNCITRAL CISG@40 celebrations on 20 May, 2020. Read their press release here.
  • The Hong Kong Department of Justice will be holding a briefing session on the CISG titled The CISG in Hong Kong -- What good is it for my business? on 8 January 2020. The session will introduce the CISG, will discuss its salient features, and will explore the pros and cons of applying the CISG to Hong Kong. Read more about the session and how to register here.
  • With its accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Guatemala has become the ninety-third State Party to the Convention. Read the press release here.
  • CLOUT Issue 200 is now available online. It includes seven abstracts on the CISG, one on the Limitation Convention, one on the Electronic Communications Convention and one on the Model Law on Electronic Signatures. The cases are from Australia, Denmark, France, Poland and the USA and include recent decisions from the French, Polish and Swiss Supreme Courts on the CISG, as well as judicial guidance on the requirements for legal recognition of electronic signatures. Thanks to Joseph Lookofsky, National Correspondent for Denmark, Ulrich Schroeter, National Correspondent for Switzerland, Claude Witz, National Correspondent for France, Maciej Kochanowski and Björn Schümann for their collaboration.
  • The Lao People's Democratic Republic is the latest State to accede to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). They are the ninety-second State Party to the Convention. Read the press release from the event here.