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The United States of America is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 27 August 1965
  • Deposit of Ratification: 10 June 1966
  • Entry into Force: 14 October 1966
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, the United States of America (USA) has designated “United States Federal District Courts (including each Court created by Act of Congress in a territory which is invested with any jurisdiction of a district court of the United States)” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, the USA enacted the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Act of 1966 (Pub.L 89-532; 80 Stat. 344; 22 U.S.C. sec. 1650-1650a, August 11 1966); Executive Order designating certain Public International Organizations entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions and immunities (Exec. Order 11966; 42 Fed. Reg. 4331 (1977) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention, the USA has made the following panel designations effective until 16 January 2015:
    Mr. J. Caleb BOGGS III: Attorney-at-Law; Former Counsel to the United States Senate, Banking and Governmental Affairs Committees
    - Mr. William BURCK: Attorney-at-Law; Former Deputy Counsel to the President of the United States and a Federal Prosecutor in New York City
    - Mr. Ronald A. CASS: Attorney-at-Law; Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law; Former Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission
    - Mr. Emmet FLOOD: Attorney-at-Law; Former Deputy Counsel to the President of the United States
    - Mr. Fred F. FIELDING: Attorney-at-Law; Former Assistant to the President of the United States
    - Mr. William W. PARK: Professor of Law; Boston University Law School
    - Mr. Daniel M. PRICE: Attorney-at-Law; Former Assistant to the President of the United States and National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs
    - Mr. John M. TOWNSEND: Attorney-at-Law

The United States of America is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 30 September 1970
  • Entry into Force: 29 December 1970
  • The United States will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state & only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under their national law

Several States of the United States of America have eneacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and are therefore now popularly considered UNCITRAL Model Law Jurisdictions:

  • California: In 1996 as adopted in 1985 
  • Connecticut: In 2000 as adopted in 2000
  • Florida: In 2010 as amended in 2006
  • Illinois: In 1998 as adopted in 1985
  • Louisiana: In 2006 as adopted in 1985
  • Oregon: Date of Implemention not specified
  • Texas: Date of Implementation not specified

The United States of America is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:  

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 4 September 1900
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 26 January 1910

The United States is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 24 October 1945

Official State Name: United States of America

Official Language: English

Capital: Washington D.C.

Largest City: New York City

Motto: In God We Trust

Currency: United States Dollar ($) (USD)

Time Zone: (UTC-5 to -10)

International Calling Code: +1

Internet TLD: .us, .mil, .edu

Travel Website: http://www.discoveramerica.com  

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