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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 97: Formalities and Effective Date for Declaration Effecting Reservations

Article 98: No Reservations Permitted except those Expressly Authorized

Article 99: Initial Entry into Force and Transition Procedures involving the 1964 Hague Conventions (ULF and ULIS)

These three articles govern in detail formal matters of concern primarily to Foreign Ministries who have had extensive experience with these questions. For discussion of these articles see Evans, B-B Commentary 661671.

In connection with Article 99(1) it may be noted that the Convention entered into force among the first eleven Contracting States on January 1, 1988. [For] further information on adherence [and] reservations [go to Table of Contracting States.] [page 539]


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