31: Convention of 22 December 1986 on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

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Last update: 11-XII-2007
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 2
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
Argentina 4-X-1991 4-X-1991 R Res 21
Czech Republic 22-XII-1986 Res 1,8
Netherlands 2-II-1990
Republic of Moldova 24-XII-1997 A
Slovakia 22-XII-1986 Res 1,8

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