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Excerpt from John O. Honnold, Uniform Law for International Sales under the 1980 United Nations Convention, 3rd ed. (1999), pages 538-539. Reproduced with permission of the publisher, Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

Article 95

Exclusion of Article 1(1)(b)

Article 95 permits a State to declare "that it will not be bound by subparagraph (1)(b) of article 1...". Article 1(1) provides for two cumulative grounds for applicability: Sub(1)(a)—when the places of business of the parties are in different Contracting States, and Sub(1)(b)—"when the rules of private international law lead to the application of the law of [page 538] a Contracting State". Data on reservations and adherences are set forth in [Table of Contracting States].


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