Date and place of adoption: 15 December 2010 in Lomé (Togo)
Date of publication in the OHADA Official Gazette: February 15, 2011
Entry into force: May 15, 2011
The Council of Ministers of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA),
- Considering the Treaty on the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa signed in Port Louis on October 17, 1993, as revised in Quebec on October 17, 2008, specifically,Articles 2, 5 and 10;
- Having regard to the report of the Permanent Secretariat and the comments of States Parties;
- Having regard to Opinion N° 02/2009/AU dated December 8, 2009 of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration;
- After deliberations, has adopted this Uniform Act by unanimous voting of the representatives of States Parties present and voting.
Preliminary chapter: SCOPE
Any cooperative, union or federation of cooperatives, whose registered office is located in the territory of one of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, hereinafter referred to as “States Parties”, shall begoverned by the provisions of this Uniform Act.
Any confederation of cooperatives which opts for a cooperative form shall also be governed by the provisions of this Uniform Act.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Articles1 and 6 of the Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Grouping, cooperatives, which engage in commercial activities, shall be governed by the provisions of this Uniform Act.