22: Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Products Liability

Entry into force: 1-X-1977


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Last update: 3-XII-2012
Number of Contracting Parties to this Convention: 11
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 24-III-1976
Croatia 22-I-1994 Su 8-X-1991
Finland 10-VIII-1992 10-VIII-1992 R 1-XI-1992
France 18-XII-1973 19-VII-1977 R 1-X-1977
Italy 6-II-1975
Luxembourg 2-X-1973 31-V-1985 R 1-VIII-1985
Montenegro 1-III-2007 Su 3-VI-2006
Netherlands 2-X-1973 27-VI-1979 R 1-IX-1979 4 N
Norway 2-X-1973 13-X-1976 R 1-X-1977 Res 16
Portugal 10-X-1973
Republic of North Macedonia 20-IX-1993 Su 17-XI-1991
Serbia 29-IV-2001 Su 27-IV-1992
Slovenia 8-VI-1992 Su 25-VI-1991
Spain 11-III-1987 23-XI-1988 R 1-II-1989 Res

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