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Effective date: 1 May 1992

Declarations and reservations: Canada had filed an Article 93 declaration. Also, there are provincial filings to consider.

"Canada declares, in accordance with Article 93 of the Convention, that the Convention will extend to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories . . . "

Comments: This was an authorized Article 93 declaration. See, however, the following update:

At the time Canada filed its initial notice of accession to, the CISG was not made applicable to the Provinces of Quebec and Saskatchewan or to the Yukon Territory. However, by notices subsequently sent to the UN, Canada has made the CISG applicable there as well as to the rest of Canada. Also, Canada had initially filed an Article 95 declaration providing that the province of British Columbia would not be bound by Article 1(1)(b) of the CISG. However, this declaration was withdrawn on 31 July 1992.

Caveat: Several Canadian provinces have also made declarations regarding the manner in which the CISG may be excluded. These declarations pertain to Article 6. Such declarations are not authorized by the CISG, nor will they necessarily be honored outside the relevant Canadian provinces. See Declarations and State Interpretations: Canada for further data on this subject.

Go to the CISG-Canada website, Legislation section <> for texts of federal and provincial CISG legislation: Canada (English); Canada (French); Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick (English); New Brunswick (French); Newfoundland; Norwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec (French); Quebec (English); Saskatchewan; Yukon.

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