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Effective date: 1 November 1990

Declarations and reservations: An Article 96 declaration is in effect for Belarus.

"In accordance with articles 12 and 96 of the Convention, any provision of article 11, article 29 or Part II of this 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 [Belarus]."

Comments: This is an authorized Article 96 declaration. A consequence of Article 12, among other provisions of the CISG, is that the CISG supersedes otherwise applicable requirements of form to conclude a contract for the sale of goods. A Contracting State that does not desire this files an Article 96 declaration.

Historical data: November 1, 1990 is the date the Convention became effective for the Byelorussian SSR. Belarus is regarded as the successor to Byelorussian treaty obligations.

Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated January 22, 1998