UN Convention on International Sale of Goods

Vienna, 11-th April 1980


 Welcome to the Israeli Internet Siteon the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods(CISG). The CISG strives to create a uniform international sales law,and to regulate the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers in internationaltransactions for the sale of goods. Already now, a number of countriesthat account for two-thirds of all world trade have joined the CISG, andthe number is on the rise. This site aims to spread information on thenature of the CISG and on the manner in which it has been interpreted bythe courts and commentators in Israel and in the world. The site is partof a network of national sites on the CISG that have been launched in manycountries of the world where the CISG applies.


Status in Israel:

The Convention has been incorporated into Israeli law by the SalesLaw (International Sale of Goods), 5760-1999, which passed in the Knesseton October 25, 1999, and came into force on February 5, 2000. On August16, 2001, the Israeli Government ratified Israel's accession to the CISGwithout any reservations. The instrument of accessionwas deposited with the UN on 22.1.02. Pursuant to CISG Art 99 the Conventiontherefore came into force for Israel on 1 February 2003. Israel has simultaneouslydenounced the 1964 Hague Sales Convention and the 1964 Hague FormationConvention, of which it has been a signatory, by notifying the Governmentof Netherlands to that effect.
For an analysis of the legal situation during the transitionperiod, click here

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Updated:7.9.2008