Deposit of Instrument of Accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
July 2, 2008
- On July 1 (Tue) , the Government of Japan deposited the instrument of
accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International
Sale of Goods (CISG, The Vienna Sales Convention) at the United Nations
Headquarters in New York. The Convention will enter into force in respect
of Japan on August 1, 2009.
- The Convention provides unified rules on contracts for the international
sale of goods. It will apply to contracts of sale of goods mainly
between parties whose places of business are different contracting states.
It provides rules on the formation of contracts and the rights and obligations
of the parties to the contract.
- It is expected that the accession to the Convention will remove uncertainty
regarding the law applicable to trade between Japanese parties and those
of other contracting states, and will facilitate international trade involving
- The Convention has 70 contracting states including most of Japan’s major trading partners. Japan will be the 71st contracting state.