International sales of goods

New Zealand is a party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980, effective (in New Zealand) in 1995.

The Convention regulates all aspects of international sales contracts, including contract formation and the rights, obligations, and remedies of both buyer and seller. The Convention applies to contracts for the sale of particular goods when both parties are from countries that are parties to the Convention, or where the party contracting with a New Zealand entity is from a country that is not a party to the Convention, but the contract is governed by New Zealand law. Parties can, however, specifically (by contract) exclude the Convention.

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