Changing the Opt-Out Tradition in the United States

5 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

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Harry M. Flechtner

University of Pittsburgh, School of Law (Emeritus)


This brief piece derives from a talk given at a Congress to celebrate the fortieth annual session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), held at UNCITRAL’s headquarters in Vienna in July 2007. It is posted on the UNCITRAL website. It discusses reasons for the U.S. legal community’s resistance to having the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (“CISG”) govern international sales transactions, and it identifies forces that are slowly eroding those reasons.

Keywords: Commercial Law, International Commercial Law, Sales Law, International Sales Law, United Nations Sales Convention, CISG, Sales Convention, Application of the CISG, Opting-out of the CISG

Suggested Citation

Flechtner, Harry M., Changing the Opt-Out Tradition in the United States. U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2010-10, Available at SSRN:

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