Sunday, July 6, 2008

Japan Accedes to the CISG

On Tuesday, July 1, Japan acceded to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, becoming the Convention's seventy-first State party. The Convention enters into force for Japan on August 1, 2009. The Secretary-General's depositary notification is here. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release notes that "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 Japanese parties."