Go to Database Directory || Go to Bibliography


Reproduced with the permission of Oceana Publications

excerpt from

INTERNATIONAL SALES LAW

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

Commentary by
Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. sc. oec. Fritz Enderlein
Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. sc. oec. Dietrich Maskow

Oceana Publications, 1992

Article 101 [Denunciation]

[TEXT OF THE UNIFORM LAW]

(1) A Contracting State may denounce [1] this Convention, or Part II or Part III [2] of the Convention, by a formal notification in writing addressed to the depositary.

(2) The denunciation takes effect on the first day of the month following the expiration of twelve months [3] after the notification is received by the depositary. Where a longer period for the denunciation to take effect is specified in the notification, the denunciation takes effect upon the expiration of such longer period after the notification is received by the depositary.

[COMMENTARY]

[1] The Convention as a whole or Part II or Part III can be denounced at any time; this is, however, unlikely in view of the growing importance of the international uniform law. Should, because of such denunciation, the number of Contracting States fall below ten, i.e. the number needed for the entry into force of the Convention, this would have no effect (Article 55, Vienna Treaty Convention).

[2] Compare Article 92.

[3] The time for the denunciation to take effect is twelve months at least; this time may be extended but not shortened. [page 390]

Go to Table of Abbreviations || Go to Explanation of Abbreviated Bibliographic References
Go to entire contents of Enderlein & Maskow text


Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated September 25, 2002
Go to Database Directory || Go to Bibliography
Comments/Contributions