03: Convention of 15 June 1955 on the law applicable to international sales of goods

Entry into force: 1-IX-1964


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Last update: 1-I-1
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 8
The expression “Contracting Party” covers both cases in which the Convention has, and cases in which the Convention has not yet, entered into force for that Party following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, accession, acceptance or approval (see column EIF in the chart).


Contracting Parties to this Convention that are also Members of the HCCH (i.e., the Organisation) are in bold; Contracting Parties that are not Members of the HCCH are in italics.

Contracting Party S 1 R/A/S2 Type3 EIF4 EXT5 Auth6 Res/D/N/DC7
Belgium Den
Denmark 23-X-1956 3-VII-1964 R 1-IX-1964
Finland 12-IV-1957 3-VII-1964 R 1-IX-1964
France 25-VII-1955 30-VII-1963 R 1-IX-1964
Italy 13-IV-1956 17-III-1958 R 1-IX-1964
Luxembourg 15-VI-1955
Netherlands 15-VI-1955
Niger 11-X-1971 A 10-XII-1971
Norway 24-X-1956 3-VII-1964 R 1-IX-1964
Spain 12-IV-1957
Sweden 23-X-1956 8-VII-1964 R 6-IX-1964
Switzerland 20-IX-1971 29-VIII-1972 R 27-X-1972

1) S = Signature
2) R/A/Su = Ratification, Accession or Succession
3) Type = R: Ratification;

A: Accession;
A*: Accession giving rise to an acceptance procedure; click on A* for details of acceptances of the accession;
C: Continuation;
Su: Succession;
Den: Denunciation;

4) EIF = Entry into force
5) EXT = Extensions of application
6) Authorities per Convention = Designation of Authorities
7) Res/D/N/DC = Reservations, declarations, notifications or depositary communications