Multilateral Treaties

 B-35: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION         


        ADOPTED AT: PANAMA, PANAMA                                              

              DATE: 01/30/75

CONF/ASSEM/MEETING: INTER-AMERICAN SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE            
                    INTERNATIONAL LAW                                           
                            ,
  ENTRY INTO FORCE: 06/16/76   IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 10 OF THE CONVENTION. 

        DEPOSITORY: GENERAL SECRETARIAT, OAS (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT AND           
                    RATIFICATIONS).                                             

              TEXT: OAS, TREATY SERIES, NO. 42.                                 
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   UN REGISTRATION: 03/20/89  No. 24384   Vol.       

      OBSERVATIONS: This Convention shall remain open for signature by the      
                    Member States of the OAS and for accession by any other     
                    State.                                                      

               GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE TREATY: B-35               

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SIGNATORY COUNTRIES    SIGNATURE REF   RA/AC/AD REF   DEPOSIT INST  INFORMA REF
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Argentina ...........   03/15/91       11/03/94       01/05/95 RA     /  /     
Bolivia .............   08/02/83       10/08/98       04/29/99 RA     /  /     
Brazil ..............   01/30/75       08/31/95       11/27/95 RA     /  /     
Chile ...............   01/30/75       04/08/76       05/17/76 RA     /  /     
Colombia ............   01/30/75       11/18/86       12/29/86 RA     /  /     
Costa Rica ..........   01/30/75       01/02/78       01/20/78 RA     /  /     
Dominican Republic ..   04/18/77       02/11/08       07/07/08 RA     /  /     
Ecuador .............   01/30/75       08/06/91       10/23/91 RA     /  /     
El Salvador .........   01/30/75       06/27/80       08/11/80 RA     /  /     
Guatemala ...........   01/30/75       07/07/86       08/20/86 RA     /  /     
Honduras ............   01/30/75       01/08/79       03/22/79 RA     /  /     
Mexico ..............   10/27/77    1  02/15/78       03/27/78 RA     /  /     
Nicaragua ...........   01/30/75       07/15/03       10/02/03 RA     /  /     
Panama ..............   01/30/75       11/11/75       12/17/75 RA     /  /     
Paraguay ............   08/26/75    1  12/02/76       12/15/76 RA     /  /     
Peru ................   04/21/88       05/02/89       05/22/89 RA     /  /     
United States .......   06/09/78       11/10/86    a  09/27/90 RA     /  /     
Uruguay .............   01/30/75       03/29/77       04/25/77 RA     /  /     
Venezuela ...........   01/30/75       03/22/85       05/16/85 RA     /  /     
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REF = REFERENCE                                      INST = TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
       D = DECLARATION                                      RA = RATIFICATION
       R = RESERVATION                                      AC = ACCEPTANCE
INFORMA  = INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE TREATY               AD = ACCESSION
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              
                                                                              
                 B-35. INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON                           
                     INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION                     
                                                                              
                                                                              
1.   Mexico, Paraguay:                                                        
                                                                              
     Signed ad referendum.                                                    
                                                                              
a.   United States:                                                           
                                                                              
        (Reservations made at the time of ratification)                       
                                                                              
1.   Unless there is an express agreement among the parties to                
an arbitration agreement to the contrary, where the                           
requirements for application of both the Inter-American                       
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign                      
Arbitral Awards are met, if a majority of such parties are                    
citizens of a state or states that have ratified  or acceded to               
the Inter-American Convention and are Member States of the                    
Organization of American States, the Inter-American Convention                
shall apply.  In all other cases, the Convention on the                       
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards shall                  
apply.                                                                        
                                                                              
                                                                              
2.   The Unites States of America will apply the rules of                     
procedure of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration                        
Commisssion which are in effect on the date that the United                   
States of America deposits its instrument of ratification,                    
unless the United States of America makes a later official                    
determination to adopt and apply subsequent amendments to such                
rules.                                                                        
                                                                              
                                                                              
3.   The United States of America will apply the Convention,                  
on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement               
of only those awards made in the territory of another                         
Contracting State.

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