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Uniform Laws on International Sales Act 1967

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1Application of Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods

(1)In this Act " the Uniform Law on Sales " means the Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods forming the Annex to the First Convention and set out, with the modification provided for by Article III of that Convention, in Schedule 1 to this Act; and " the First Convention " means the Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods done at The Hague on 1st July 1964

(2)The Uniform Law on Sales shall, subject to the following provisions of this section, have the force of law in the United Kingdom.

(3)While an Order of Her Majesty in Council is in force declaring that a declaration by the United Kingdom under Article V of the First Convention (application only by choice of parties) has been made and not withdrawn the Uniform Law on Sales shall apply to a contract of sale only if it has been chosen by the parties to the contract as the law of the contract.

(4)In determining the extent of the application of the Uniform Law on Sales by virtue of Article 4 thereof (choice of parties) no provision of the law of England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland shall be regarded as a mandatory provision within the meaning of that Article.

(5)If Her Majesty by Order in Council declares what States are Contracting States, and in respect of what territories, or what declarations under Article II of the First Convention are for the time being in force, the Order shall, while in force, be conclusive for the purposes of paragraph 1 or, as the case may be, paragraph 5 of Article 1 of the Uniform Law on Sales; but any Order in Council under this subsection may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order in Council.

(6)The Uniform Law on Sales shall not apply to contracts concluded before such date as Her Majesty may by Order in Council declare to be the date on which the First Convention comes into force in respect of the United Kingdom.

(7)Any Order in Council under the preceding provisions of this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

(8)An Order in Council made under subsection (3) of this section may be revoked by a subsequent Order in Council; but no recommendation shall be made to Her .Majesty in Council to make an Order under this subsection unless a draft thereof has been laid before and approved by each House of Parliament.

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