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I1Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 23E+W+S+N.I.

1If, after the date on which this Convention has entered into force for a Contracting State, that State wishes to adopt any new choice of law rule in regard to any particular category of contract within the scope of this Convention, it shall communicate its intention to the other signatory States through the Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities.E+W+S+N.I.

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I2Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

2Any signatory State may, within six months from the date of the communication made to the Secretary–General, request him to arrange consultations between signatory States in order to reach agreement.E+W+S+N.I.

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I3Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

3If no signatory State has requested consultations within this period or if within two years following the communication made to the Secretary–General no agreement is reached in the course of consultations, the Contracting State concerned may amend its law in the manner indicated. The measures taken by that State shall be brought to the knowledge of the other signatory States through the Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities.E+W+S+N.I.

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I4Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 24E+W+S+N.I.

1If, after the date on which this Convention has entered into force with respect to a Contracting State, that State wishes to become a party to a multilateral convention whose principal aim or one of whose principal aims is to lay down rules of private international law concerning any of the matters governed by this Convention, the procedure set out in Article 23 shall apply. However, the period of two years, referred to in paragraph 3 of that Article, shall be reduced to one year.E+W+S+N.I.

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I5Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

2The procedure referred to in the preceding paragraph need not be followed if a Contracting State or one of the European Communities is already a party to the multilateral convention, or if its object is to revise a convention to which the State concerned is already a party, or if it is a convention concluded within the framework of the Treaties establishing the European Communities.E+W+S+N.I.

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I6Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 25E+W+S+N.I.

If a Contracting State considers that the unification achieved by this Convention is prejudiced by the conclusion of agreements not covered by Article 24(1), that State may request the Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities to arrange consultations between the signatory States of this Convention.

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I7Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 26E+W+S+N.I.

Any Contracting State may request the revision of this Convention. In this event a revision conference shall be convened by the President of the Council of the European Communities.

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I8Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

F1Article 27E+W+S+N.I.

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F1Sch. 1 Art. 27 deleted (1.12.1997) by virtue of S.I. 1994/1900, art.7; (convention in force in respect of U.K. on 1.12.1997; see London Gazette 22.10.1997).

Article 28E+W+S+N.I.

1This Convention shall be open from 19 June 1980 for signature by the States party to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community.E+W+S+N.I.

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I9Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

2This Convention shall be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval by the signatory States. The instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities.E+W+S+N.I.

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I10Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 29E+W+S+N.I.

1This Convention shall enter into force on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the seventh instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.E+W+S+N.I.

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I11Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

2This Convention shall enter into force for each signatory State ratifying, accepting or approving at a later date on the first day of the third month following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.E+W+S+N.I.

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I12Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 30E+W+S+N.I.

1This Convention shall remain in force for 10 years from the date of its entry into force in accordance with Article 29(1), even for States for which it enters into force at a later date.E+W+S+N.I.

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I13Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

2If there has been no denunciation it shall be renewed tacitly every five years.E+W+S+N.I.

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I14Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art.2

3A Contracting State which wishes to denounce shall, not less than six months before the expiration of the period of 10 or five years, as the case may be, give notice to the Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities. F2. . ..E+W+S+N.I.

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F2Words in Sch. 1 Art. 30 para. 3 deleted (1.12.1997) by virtue of 1994/1900, art.7; (convention in force in respect of U.K. on 1.12.1997; see London Gazette 22.10.1997).

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I15Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

4The denunciation shall have effect only in relation to the State which has notified it. The Convention will remain in force as between all other Contracting States.E+W+S+N.I.

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I16Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 31E+W+S+N.I.

The Secretary–General of the Council of the European Communities shall notify the States party to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community of:

(a)the signatures;

(b)the deposit of each instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval;

(c)the date of entry into force of this Convention;

(d)communications made in pursuance of Articles 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30;

(e)the reservations and withdrawals of reservations referred to in Article 22.

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I17Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 32E+W+S+N.I.

The Protocol annexed to this Convention shall form an integral part thereof.

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I18Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

Article 33E+W+S+N.I.

This Convention, drawn up in a single original in the Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Irish and Italian languages, these texts being equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the Secretariat of the Council of the European Communities. The Secretary–General shall transmit a certified copy thereof to the Government of each signatory State.

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I19Schedule 1 wholly in force at 1.4.1991 see s. 7 and S.I. 1991/707, art. 2

[F3PROTOCOLE+W+S+N.I.

The High Contracting Parties have agreed upon the following provision which shall be annexed to the Convention:

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Convention, Denmark, Sweden and Finland may retain national provisions concerning the law applicable to questions relating to the carriage of goods by sea and may amend such provisions without following the procedure provided for in Article 23 of the Convention of Rome. The national provisions applicable in this respect are the following:

– in Denmark, paragraphs 252 and 321(3) and (4) of the “Sølov” (maritime law);

– in Sweden, Chapter 13, Article 2(1) and (2), and Chapter 14, Article 1(3), of “sjölagen” (maritime law);

– in Finland, Chapter 13, Article 2(1) and (2), and Chapter 14, Article 1(3) of “merilaki”/ “sjölagen” (maritime law).]

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