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Sale of Goods (UN Convention) Act

Sale of Goods (UN Convention) Act (Cap 283A, 2013 Rev Ed)

Singapore is party to the United Nation Convention for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”). The Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act (Cap 283A, 1996 Rev Ed) is an implementing statute which incorporates the CISG into Singapore law, subject to the reservations which Singapore has made to the CISG. Specifically, Singapore has made a reservation to Article 1(1)(b) of the CISG, which would otherwise render the CISG applicable “when the rules of private international law lead to the application of the law of a Contracting State”. As a result, under Singapore law, the CISG is only applicable to sales of goods where the parties have their places of business in different CISG contracting states.

Section 4 of the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act provides that the provisions of the CISG prevail over any other law in force in Singapore to the extent of any inconsistency

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