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    UNIS/L/144
    10 August 2010

    Dominican Republic Accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended

    21st State party to the Convention, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

    VIENNA, 10 August (UN Information Service) - The Dominican Republic has deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980. The Convention, as amended, will enter into force for the Dominican Republic on 1 February 2011.

    Adopted by a diplomatic conference on 12 June 1974, the Convention establishes uniform rules governing the period of time within which legal proceedings arising from an international sales contract must be commenced. The Convention was amended by a Protocol adopted in 1980 to harmonize it with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

    The Dominican Republic becomes the 21st State party to the Convention, as amended.

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    Jenny Clift
    Senior Legal Officer
    UNCITRAL Secretariat
    Email: jenny.clift@uncitral.org