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Hague Conventions relating to the international sale of goods

Recommendation 442 (1965)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
See Doc. 1947, report of the Legal Committee. Text adopted by the Assembly following tacit adoption procedure on 1st October 1965 (16th Sitting).

The Assembly,

1. Having taken note of the Hague Conventions relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods and a Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods ;
2. Recalling Recommendations 220 (1959) and 267 (1960) in which it gave its support to the preparation of Conventions on international sales and the formation of contracts of international sale ;
3. Whereas the development of international commercial relations which is a feature of our time calls for co-ordination of the substantive legislation on sales and that the said two Hague Conventions could make a vital contribution to such co-ordination ;
4. Whereas the Conventions are capable of facilitating trade relations not only among Council of Europe member States but also between developed and developing countries and between free-economy and planned-economy countries ;
5. Convinced, for these reasons, of the desirability of giving the Conventions as wide an application as possible ;
6. Noting that only four Council of Europe member States, viz. Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, have so far signed the two Conventions,
7. Recommends the Committee of Ministers to invite member Governments which have not yet done so to sign, by the closing date of 31st December 1965, and promptly ratify the Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods and the Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.