Considerations in the treaties. Most contracts contain, under the title and the bloc of parties, but before the text of the agreement, a group of paragraphs, also called “preamble,” “considerants” or “considerants.” 1. Parties who provide that their agreement is governed by the principles may use the following terms and add any exceptions or amendments desired: Notwithstanding the fact that the principles are designed for international commercial contracts, individuals do not have the opportunity to apply the principles to a purely national contract. However, such an agreement would be subject to the mandatory provisions of national contract law. The agreement usually enters into force on the date of its signing. Caution should be exercised when another date is chosen as the validity date. preamble. The preamble is usually given the title considerations, during or background, probably written in all-caps or bold. They address some of the key features of the agreement, the associated transaction or the parties` transactions and help the reader understand the background before looking at the Definitions section. From this point on, the core of the contract, which contains legally binding rights and obligations between the parties, is established. Whether or not there is clear language in this regard, it is important to pay attention to the interpretive clauses which, as a general rule, must be found immediately after the definition clause, which should determine which parts of the treaty are part of the legally binding agreement or are excluded from it. Contract plans (which generally contain other key terms of the contract) are often explicitly designated as components of the contract and therefore have legal value.
Often, when trade agreements contain a motivational section that precedes operational arrangements, recitals are among the sections of the contract that were least considered by the parties during the development phase. It is widely considered that the recitals are not legally relevant, as their role is in principle “scenic” and is not automatically part of the operational and legally binding agreement reached between the parties. However, in the event of a treaty interpretation dispute and where a court or arbitrator is tasked with deciphering an ambiguous provision, the recitals can be invoked as an aid to interpretation.