South Africa

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
Latvia 20-VIII-1997 19-X-1997
Netherlands 25-VIII-1997 24-X-1997
Israel 10-IX-1997 9-XI-1997
Finland 29-IX-1997 28-XI-1997
Slovakia 14-X-1997 13-XII-1997
Germany 13-XI-1997 12-I-1998
Czech Republic 14-XI-1997 13-I-1998
Australia 18-XI-1997 17-I-1998
Sweden 25-XI-1997 24-I-1998
Poland 12-XII-1997 10-II-1998
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 7-I-1998 8-III-1998
Portugal 8-V-1998 7-VII-1998
Switzerland 12-V-1998 11-VII-1998
China, People's Republic of 25-IX-1998 24-XI-1998
France 6-I-1999 7-III-1999
Denmark 7-VII-1999 5-IX-1999
Norway 23-VIII-1999 22-X-1999
Spain 18-XI-1999 17-I-2000
Argentina 6-I-2000 6-III-2000
Estonia 14-XII-2001 12-II-2002
United States of America 25-II-2002 26-IV-2002
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 South Africa and Entry into force
Latvia 19-X-1997
Netherlands 24-X-1997
Israel 9-XI-1997
Finland 28-XI-1997
Slovakia 13-XII-1997
Germany 12-I-1998
Czech Republic 13-I-1998
Australia 17-I-1998
Sweden 24-I-1998
Poland 10-II-1998
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 8-III-1998
Portugal 7-VII-1998
Switzerland 11-VII-1998
China, People's Republic of 24-XI-1998
France 7-III-1999
Denmark 5-IX-1999
Norway 22-X-1999
Spain 17-I-2000
Argentina 6-III-2000
Estonia 12-II-2002
United States of America 26-IV-2002
Greece 28-XI-2005
Cyprus 30-VII-2006
Monaco 6-III-2009
Turkey 16-III-2010
Mexico 5-X-2013

Netherlands - Entry into force

(for the Kingdom in Europe and Aruba)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Entry into force

(acceptance also for the Dependent Territories of Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man)

China, People's Republic of - Entry into force

(acceptance on behalf of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong)