United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Ratification Proclamation No. 1220-2020

PROCLAMATION NO. 1220/2020

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS

WHEREAS, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International sale of goods was adopted on 11th April 1980;

WHEREAS, ratifying the Convention enhances domestic traders’ engagement in contracts for the international sale of goods;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on 25th day of June, 2020;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows.

1. Short Title

This Proclamation may be cited as the “United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Ratification Proclamation No.1220/2020”

2. Reservation

1/ In accordance with Article 95 of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will not be bound by Sub‐Article (1) (paragraph b) of Article 1 of the Convention.

2/ In accordance with Article 96 of the Convention, any provision of Article 11, Article 29, or Part II of the Convention that allows a contract of sale or its modification or termination by Agreement or any offer, acceptance, or other indication of intention to be made in any form other than in writing, does not apply where any party has his place of business in the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

3. Ratification of the Convention

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby ratified.

4. Responsibility of the Ministry of Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is hereby authorized to follow up the implementation of the Convention in collaboration with other government organs.

5. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall come into force up on publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette. Done at Addis Ababa, on this 25th day of July, 2020 SAHLEWORK ZEWDE

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