Status: Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)
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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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Ratification, Accession(*), Approval(†), Acceptance(‡) or Succession(§)
Entry into force
Parties (as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980): 23
Parties (unamended): 30
The text of the Convention, as amended, has been established by the Secretary-General, as provided for by article XIV of the Protocol.
In accordance with its article VIII, paragraph 1, the Protocol is open for accession by all States.
In accordance with article VIII, paragraph 2, of the Protocol, accession to the Protocol by any State that is not a Contracting Party to the unamended Convention shall have the effect of accession to the amended Convention, subject to the provisions of article XI of the Protocol.
In accordance with article X of the Protocol, ratification of or accession to the unamended Convention after the entry into force of the Protocol shall also constitute a ratification of or accession to the amended Convention if the State notifies the depositary accordingly.
In accordance with article XI of the Protocol, the Contracting Parties to the amended Convention are considered to be also Contracting Parties to the unamended Convention in relation to any Contracting Party to the unamended Convention not yet a Contracting Party to the 1980 Protocol, unless the depositary is notified to the contrary.
For information on which States listed above are Parties to the 1980 amending Protocol, consult the United Nations Treaty Collection.
(a) Party only to the unamended Convention.
(b) This State declared that it would not be bound by article I of the Protocol.
(c) Upon signature, Norway declared, and confirmed upon ratification, that, in accordance with article 34, the Convention would not govern contracts of sale where the seller and the buyer both had their relevant places of business within the territories of the Nordic States (i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
(d) From 1 August 1988 to 31 January 2011, the Dominican Republic was a Party to the unamended Convention.
(e) From 3 June 2006 to 28 February 2013, Montenegro was a Party to the unamended Convention.