The Pretoria Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment of 2019 (‘MAC Protocol’) is the latest addition to the system of the UNIDROIT Cape Town Convention (‘CTC’) and brings with it the specific challenge of establishing an International Registry for international interests in MAC assets. The 2020 Cape Town Convention Academic Project Conference featured a session on the features, issues, challenges and importance of the MAC International Registry (‘MAC IR’), chaired by Professor Louise Gullifer and including presentations by the authors of this report.
For the purposes of this report, the terminology used in relation to electronic signatures is aligned with the EU eIDAS Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of 23 July 2014 on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the Internal Market and Repealing Directive 1999/93/EC (OJ L 257/73)).
For a detailed description on the application of connecting factors, including regards the timing of the application of the provision and related matters, see Sir Roy Goode’s Official Commentary to the MAC Protocol.
This Section reports on the comments by Marek Dubovec.