University of Pittsburgh

Harry Flechtner Urges U.S. to Withdraw Treaty Declaration

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October 18, 2012

On October 11 Pitt Law Professor Harry Flechtner made an invited presentation to the annual meeting of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Council on Private International Law in Washington D.C. at which he criticized a declaration made by the United States when it ratified the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”).  The U.S. declaration, which Professor Flechtner argued should be withdrawn, limits the application of the CISG in international sales transactions involving a U.S. party.  Professor Flechtner’s presentation was part of a panel discussion focusing on international contract law issues and initiatives.

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