A New Uniform Law for the International Sale of Goods: Is it Compatible with American Interests?

Ziontz, Martin L. | January 1, 1980

The prospects for adoption of a law gov- erning commercial’ contracts for the international sale of goods should be of compelling interest to American merchants and their legal advi- sors. The text which was presented to the diplomatic conference in March was completed by the United Nations Commission on Interna- tional Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in 1978.1 Its eighty-two articles em- body the substantive revisions of a similar document that was rejected by the United States sixteen years ago’–the 1964 Hague Convention Relating to a Uniform Law for the International Sale of Goods