China, People's Republic of

Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters

Accession accepted by Date of acceptance Entry into force
Netherlands 6-II-1998 7-IV-1998
Luxembourg 10-II-1998 11-IV-1998
Czech Republic 27-II-1998 28-IV-1998
Israel 13-III-1998 12-V-1998
Poland 6-IV-1998 5-VI-1998
Finland 24-IV-1998 23-VI-1998
Germany 7-V-1998 6-VII-1998
Italy 17-VI-1998 16-VIII-1998
United States of America 24-VI-1998 23-VIII-1998
Slovakia 6-VII-1998 4-IX-1998
France 6-I-1999 7-III-1999
Denmark 7-VII-1999 5-IX-1999
Australia 20-VII-1999 18-IX-1999
Spain 20-VII-1999 18-IX-1999
Norway 23-VIII-1999 22-X-1999
Argentina 6-I-2000 6-III-2000
Portugal 12-X-2001 11-XII-2001
Estonia 14-XII-2001 12-II-2002
Switzerland 11-I-2002 12-III-2002
Sweden 16-V-2002 15-VII-2002
Latvia 28-VII-2004 26-IX-2004
Greece 29-IX-2005 28-XI-2005
Cyprus 31-V-2006 30-VII-2006
Monaco 5-I-2009 6-III-2009
Turkey 15-I-2010 16-III-2010
Mexico 6-VIII-2013 5-X-2013
Entry into force between China, People's Republic of and Entry into force
Netherlands 7-IV-1998
Luxembourg 11-IV-1998
Czech Republic 28-IV-1998
Israel 12-V-1998
Poland 5-VI-1998
Finland 23-VI-1998
Germany 6-VII-1998
Italy 16-VIII-1998
United States of America 23-VIII-1998
Slovakia 4-IX-1998
France 7-III-1999
Denmark 5-IX-1999
Australia 18-IX-1999
Spain 18-IX-1999
Norway 22-X-1999
Argentina 6-III-2000
Portugal 11-XII-2001
Estonia 12-II-2002
Switzerland 12-III-2002
Sweden 15-VII-2002
Latvia 26-IX-2004
Greece 28-XI-2005
Cyprus 30-VII-2006
Monaco 6-III-2009
Turkey 16-III-2010
Mexico 5-X-2013
Liechtenstein 15-I-2017
Montenegro 15-I-2017
Seychelles 15-I-2017
Kazakhstan 17-XI-2017
Andorra 6-I-2018
Nicaragua 19-X-2019
Bulgaria 25-VIII-2003
Lithuania 25-VIII-2003
Sri Lanka 25-VIII-2003
Slovenia 25-VIII-2003
Ukraine 25-VIII-2003
Russian Federation 25-VIII-2003
Belarus 25-VIII-2003
Kuwait 25-VIII-2003
Romania 16-X-2005
South Africa 24-XI-1998
Bosnia and Herzegovina 27-III-2009
Republic of North Macedonia 20-IX-2009
Croatia 27-III-2010
Albania 14-XII-2010
Serbia 8-I-2011
Malta 31-I-2012
Morocco 31-I-2012
Brazil 26-VIII-2014
Korea, Republic of 16-VII-2010
Costa Rica 30-X-2016
Armenia 15-I-2017
Colombia 15-I-2017
Hungary 15-I-2017
Iceland 15-I-2017
India 15-I-2017

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe and Aruba)

Liechtenstein - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Liechtenstein on 16 November 2016)

Montenegro - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Montenegro on 16 November 2016)

Seychelles - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of the Seychelles on 16 November 2016)

Kazakhstan - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Kazakhstan on 18 September 2017)

Andorra - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Andorra on 7 November 2017)

Nicaragua - Acceptance

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Nicaragua on 20 August 2019)

Bulgaria - Entry into force

(China had accepted Bulgaria's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Lithuania - Entry into force

(China had accepted Lithuania's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Sri Lanka - Entry into force

(China had accepted Sri Lanka's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Slovenia - Entry into force

(China had accepted Slovenia's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Ukraine - Entry into force

(China had accepted Ukraine's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Russian Federation - Entry into force

(China had accepted the Russian Federation's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Belarus - Entry into force

(China had accepted Belarus' accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Kuwait - Entry into force

(China had accepted Kuwait's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 26 June 2003)

Romania - Entry into force

(China accepted Romania's accession on 17 August 2005, on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao)

South Africa - Entry into force

(The Government of the People's Republic of China represents the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to declare its acceptance of the accession of South Africa on 25 September 1998.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China has accepted the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 January 2009)

Republic of North Macedonia - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China accepted - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - the accession of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 22 July 2009)

Croatia - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Croatia on 26 January 2010)

Albania - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Albania on 15 October 2010)

Serbia - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Serbia on 9 November 2010)

Malta - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Malta on 2 December 2011)

Morocco - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Morocco on 2 December 2011)

Brazil - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Brazil on 27 June 2014)

Korea, Republic of - Entry into force

(The Government of the People’s Republic of China declares for the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, acceptance of the accession of the Republic of Korea on 17 May 2010)

Costa Rica - Entry into force

(China had accepted Costa Rica's accession - also on behalf of the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - on 31 August 2016)

Armenia - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Armenia on 16 November 2016)

Colombia - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Colombia on 16 November 2016)

Hungary - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Hungary on 16 November 2016)

Iceland - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of Iceland on 16 November 2016)

India - Entry into force

(the P.R. of China - including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao - accepted the accession of India on 16 November 2016)