Sale of Goods Act

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Sale of Goods Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in Malaysia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the common law provinces of Canada relating to the sale of goods.

The Bill for an Act with this short title will have been known as a Sale of Goods Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Sale of Goods Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to the sale of goods.



The Bangladeshi Sales of Goods Act was enacted when Bangladesh was part of Bengal Province, British India.


The Indian Sale of Goods Act 1930 is a mercantile Law, which came into existence on 1 July 1930, during the British Raj. It provisions for the setting up of contracts where the seller transfers or agrees to transfer the title (ownership) in the goods to the buyer for consideration. It is applicable all over India, except Jammu and Kashmir. Under the act, goods sold from owner to buyer must be sold for a certain price and at a given period of time.]


The Sale of Goods Act 1957

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand's Sale of Goods Act was passed in 1908 by the Liberal Government of New Zealand. It was amended several times, including by the Sale of Goods Amendment Act 1961 and the Sale of Goods Amendment Act 2003,[1] before finally being repealed and replaced by Part 3 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017.[2]

United Kingdom[edit]

The Sale of Goods Act was replaced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which covers contracts entered into from 1 October 2015.[3] The earlier legislation was:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sale of Goods Act 1908". Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017". Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Sale of Goods Act". Which? Consumer Rights. Retrieved 1 March 2017.