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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): Treaty Text and Status

This guide will help you learn more about the International Sale of Goods.

Text of the Treaty

The CISG is a multilateral treaty to which the United States is a party. Therefore, when citing the treaty consult Bluebook rule 21.4.5(a)(ii). This rule requires citing a U.S. domestic source if therein and a parallel citation to an international organization treaty source.

The treaty appears in a Senate Treaty Document as well as the United Nations treaty series:

In addition to these sources, the text of the treaty is available from a number of reliable resources including:

Status Information for the CISG

When researching an international agreement, determining the status of the agreement is crucial. Status includes such information as effective dates, parties to the agreement, and whether the parties have expressed any reserverations regarding the treaty.

The following resources are useful in determining the status of the CISG: