China Withdraws Written Form Declaration under CISG
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On 16 January, China deposited an instrument with the Secretary-General of the United Nations withdrawing its "written form" declaration under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Now, China’s action has taken effect, and China joins the vast majority of CISG States Parties that do not require the written form for contracts for the international sale of goods.

The withdrawal should be paid with high attention. Chinese companies have got used to written contract in international sale of goods. From now on, Chinese companies have to state expressly during the negotiation that the contract for international sale of goods should be concluded in writing. The withdrawal calls attention to Chinese companies that written form is not a must for contract for international sale of goods any more, and the contract can take oral form or concluded by actions.

(This information is provided by Lawyer Kelly Xie from Guangdong KaiTong Law Firm in friendship. It is not any legal opinion or legal grounds addressed to any organization or individual. For inquiry, please contact Kelly via email at or by phone on 13926185641.)

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