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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Montreal
Date of Signature 28/05/1999
Date of Entry Into Force 28/06/2004
Duration Indefinite
Objective of Agreement This Convention applies to all international carriage of persons, baggage or cargo performed by aircraft for reward. It applies equally to gratuitous carriage by aircraft performed by an air transport undertaking.
Remarks -
OJ Reference L194, 18/07/2001, p. 39
Depositary International Civil Aviation Organization
Contracting Parties European Community, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu
Authentic Texts Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Subject Matters Transport
Entry into force conditions Article 53 Convention
REIO Article 53 Convention
Date of Signature 09/12/1999
Conclusion Date 29/04/2004
Ratification Status AP
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 5 April 2001 on the conclusion by the European Community of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (the Montreal Convention); OJ L194 of 18/07/2001, p.38
Date of Entry Into Force 28/06/2004
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 80, 300

Last Update :   13/06/2008