• CIDIP VII - Consumer Protection
The government of Canada submitted a draft Model
Law on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in 2006. In 2008, Canada
submitted a revised version of its proposal.
The Model Law sets out uniform jurisdictional and
choice of applicable law rules with respect to cross-border business
to consumer contracts. Canada proposed a Model Law and not a
convention because the rules governing consumer protection are
different from one OAS State to another. A convention is not
flexible and presumably less likely to achieve broad acceptance.
The United States submitted written comments on
the Canadian draft Model Law.