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

Article 96

Preservation of Domestic Rule requiring Writing or other Formalities

Article 96 permits a declaration excluding article 11a provision that rejects domestic requirements as to form, often called Statutes of Frauds. This reservation was discussed in connection with Articles 11 and 12 at 126-129. Data on reservations and adherences are set forth in [Table of Contracting States]. [page 539]


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