UN trade law to extend to Hong Kong

UN trade law to extend to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is in the process of extending the application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) to Hong Kong. The Convention, which provides a set of uniform rules governing contracts for the international sale of goods, will be implemented in Hong Kong next year. Speaking at the 2021 Colloquium on International Law (Nov 19), Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the application of the CISG will enhance Hong Kong’s legal infrastructure for the international sale of goods and facilitate its long-term trade development. Speaking at the same forum, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng said technological developments and innovation have revamped the online dispute resolution (ODR) scene. Hong Kong has launched a series of initiatives to develop and promote the use of ODR in line with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ODR Framework. The Department of Justice has also set up a platform to keep track of the ODR landscape and develop legal tools to address potential issues.



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