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Declarations and reservations

Bearing in mind the broad objectives in the resolutions adopted by the sixth special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the establishment of a New International Economic Order,

Considering that the development of international trade on the basis of equality and mutual benefit is an important element in promoting friendly relations among States,

Being of the opinion that the adoption of uniform rules which govern contracts for the international sale of goods and take into account the different social, economic and legal systems would contribute to the removal of legal barriers in international trade and promote the development of international trade,

Have agreed as follows:

PART I-SPHERE OF APPLICATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER I-SPHERE OF APPLICATION

Article 1 1 This Convention applies to contracts of sale of goods between parties whose places of

business are in different States:

(a) when the States are Contracting States; or (b) when the rules of private international law lead to the application of the law of a

Contracting State.