On 16 July 2020, the Government of Portugal decided to start the process whereby Portugal will, in due course, become a party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
Today, the Convention is internationally in force for 91 States. Once in force for Portugal, it will be binding on all the current members of the European Union, with the exception of Ireland and Malta.
UPDATE (7 August 2020) — On 7 August 2020, the decree approving the accession was published on the Diário da República, the official journal of Portugal, together with the Portuguese official translation of the Convention. Many thanks to Dário Moura Vicente for drawing the attention of the blog editors on this development.
(I believe the overall number of states in which the Convention is in force is still a tiny bit lower, though, as it has not yet entered into force for Laos and Guatemala.)
Many thanks, Tobias. You’re obviously right concerning the current number of parties. I’ve amended the post accordingly.
Great gift for the CISG’s 40th anniversary!