Final Act Law and Legal Definition

Final Act is a legal document containing the texts of all the provisions agreed upon during a conference concluding an international treaty. The document contains a formal summary of the proceedings of an international conference. A signature appearing in a final act is not binding on the signatory state with regard to the treaties it refers to. In order to make a binding treaty, a separate signature followed by ratification is required.

For example, the signing and adoption of the Final Act Embodying the results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations initiated the transition from the GATT to the WTO.