Assented to 1991-02-01
An Act to implement the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the International Sale of Goods Contracts Convention Act.
2 In this Act,
- agent corporation
agent corporation has the same meaning as in Part X of the Financial Administration Act; (société mandataire)
Convention means the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, as set out in the schedule; (Convention)
- departmental corporation
departmental corporation has the same meaning as in the Financial Administration Act. (établissement public)
Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
3 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada.
Marginal note:Convention has force of law
4 Subject to section 5, the Convention is declared to have the force of law in Canada during such period as, by its terms, the Convention is in force in respect of Canada.
5 (1) The Convention applies in respect of contracts that are subject to the Convention and that are entered into by Her Majesty in right of Canada or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada by any departmental corporation or agent corporation.
Marginal note:Exclusion of Convention
(2) Parties to a contract to which the Convention would otherwise apply pursuant to subsection (1) may exclude its application in accordance with the terms of the Convention and, in particular, by providing in the contract that other law applies in respect of the contract.
Marginal note:Inconsistent laws
6 In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Act or the Convention and the provisions of any other law, the provisions of this Act or the Convention prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
7 The Federal Court and the superior courts of the provinces are courts of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act and the Convention.
- 1991, c. 13, s. 7
- 2002, c. 8, s. 150
Marginal note:Publication of notice
8 The Minister of Justice shall cause a notice of the day on which the Convention comes into force in respect of Canada and of the day on which it ceases to be in force to be published in the Canada Gazette within sixty days after it comes into force or ceases to be in force, and a notice so published shall be judicially noticed.
9 The Minister of Justice may make such regulations as are necessary for the purpose of carrying out or giving effect to any of the provisions of this Act or the Convention.
Coming into Force
Marginal note:Coming into force
Return to footnote *[Note: Act in force May 1, 1992, see SI/92-56.]
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