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Article 3

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 3 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 88 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 3 case law:

  Austria     8       Hungary      2       Serbia     1    
  Belgium     9       ICC     6       Switzerland   28    
  China     1       Italy     4       United States     1    
  France     5       Netherlands     2             
  Germany   20       Russia     1       Total   88  

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 3 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 3 cases. All cases are listed in chronological sequence, commencing with the most recent. Asterisks identify the cases cited in the 2008 and 2012 UNCITRAL Digests, commencing with the 14 December 2009 citation reported below. Cases are coded to the UNCITRAL Thesaurus.

English texts and full-text English translations of cases are provided as indicated. In most instances researchers can also access UNCITRAL abstracts and link to Unilex abstracts and full-text original-language case texts sourced from Internet websites and other data, including commentaries by scholars to the extent available.

For a case annotated analysis of issues associated with Contracts for the Sale of Goods to Be Manufactured or Produced and Mixed Contracts (Article 3 CISG), go to CISG-AC Opinion no 4, dated 24 October 2004. Rapporteur: Professor Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Analysis endorsed by: Peter Schlechtriem (Chair, CISG-AC); Eric E. Bergsten, Michael Joachim Bonell, Alejandro M. Garro, Roy M. Goode, Sergei N. Lebedev, Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Jan Ramberg, Ingeborg Schwenzer, Hiroo Sono, Claude Witz (Members); Loukas A. Mistelis (Secretary).

Nehterlands 22 May 2013 District Court Rotterdam (Recycled Asphalt case) 3B

France 30 April 2013 Appellate Court Reims (Light chains case) 3A ; 3A1

Germany 21 March 2013 District Court Darmstad (Shoes case)

Switzerland 5 March 2013 Appellate Court Zug (Marble slabs case)

Germany 5 February 2013 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Beer case)
 

Austria 22 November 2012 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)

Germany 26 September 2012 Supreme Court (Clay case) [translation available]

Switzerland 16 July 2012 Federal Supreme Court (Spinning Plant case)

Germany 29 May 2012 District Court Köln (Printed work case) [translation available]

Spain 11 May 2012 Court of First Instance of Fuenlabrada (Production machine for air conditioning ducts case) 3A
 

Austria 15 December 2011 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case) 3A

Austria 22 November 2011 Supreme Court (Video surveillance system case) 3A ; 3B

Russia 3 October 2011 Federal Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus Area, Krasnodar

Switzerland 20 May 2011 Appellate Court Genève (Multifunctional facsimile and components case)

Austria 18 May 2011 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Video surveillance system case)

Germany 18 April 2011 OLG Stuttgart (Fire trucks case) 3A ; 3B ; 3C ; 3D

Serbia 2 March 2011 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Steel protective fence case) 3B ; 3C

Switzerland 21 February 2011 Canton Supreme Court Zürich (Aluminium aerosol cans case)

Switzerland 20 January 2011 Higher Cantonal Court Valais (Clothes case)
 

Germany 30 November 2010 Appellate Court Dresden (Lingerie case)

Switzerland 25 June 2010 Commercial Court Zürich (CMC-200 aerosol can manufacturing series case)

Serbia 28 April 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Beer case) 3C

Switzerland 10 March 2010 Commercial Court Aargau (Converter case)

Netherlands 9 March 2010 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (_____ v. Pastificio Della Mamma S.A.)

European Court of Justice 25 February 2010 (Car Trim GmbH v KeySafety Systems Srl.) 3A ; 3B
 

Russia 16 December 2009 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation 3A

* Switzerland 14 December 2009 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Spinning company case)

Russia 15 October 2009 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation

Switzerland 3 June 2009 Canton Appellate Court Vaud (Kitchen panel case)

* Switzerland 18 May 2009 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] (Packaging machine case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 March 2009 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Aargau (Prefabricated house case)

* Italy 16 February 2009 Tribunale di Forli [District Court] (Cisterns and accessories case) 3A ; 3C [translation available]

Netherlands 3 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (JPB Industrial Services B.V. v. Buchen Industrial Services N.V.) 3B [translation available]

Germany 14 January 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Metal ceiling materials case) [translation available]

Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Switzerland 16 December 2008 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Laser microjet case) [translation available]

Italy 11 December 2008 Tribunale di Forli [District Court] (Mitias v. Solidea S.r.l.) [translation available]

* Belgium 14 November 2008 Hof von beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Volmari Werner v. Isocab NV) 3A ; 3B [translation available]

Netherlands 7 October 2008 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Arens Sondermachinen GmbH v. Smit Draad / Draad Nijmegen B.V.) [abstract available]

Switzerland 26 September 2008 Appellationsgericht [Appellate Court] Basel-Stadt (Packaging machine case) [translation available]

* Germany 9 July 2008 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] (Airbag parts case) 3B [translation available]

* Germany 12 June 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Remote indication device case) 3A [translation available]

* Germany 12 June 2008 Landgericht [District Court] Landshut (Metalic slabs case) [translation available]

* France 26 February 2008 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Colmar (Printed products case) 3B [translation available]

Spain 17 January 2008 Supreme Court (Used automobiles case) [translation available]
 

* Germany 20 December 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg (Industrial tools case) [translation available]

* Austria 18 December 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Innsbruck (Steel bars case) 3B [translation available]

* Austria 24 September 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Laminated glass case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 September 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Die-cutting tools case)

* Switzerland 25 June 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Printed materials case) [translation available]

* Germany 11 June 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Airbag parts case) 3A ; 3B [translation available]

Greece 2007 Decision 2923/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Thessalonika (Textiles case) [editorial analysis available]
 

* Switzerland 19 December 2006 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Zug (Stove case) 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 8 November 2006 Zivilgericht [Civil Court] Basel-Stadt (Packaging machine case) 3B [translation available]

Germany 23 October 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Bamberg (Plants case) [translation available]

* United States 23 August 2006 Federal District Court [New York] (TeeVee Tunes v. Gerhard Schubert GmbH)

Belgium 28 June 2006 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt (Drukkerij Moderna NV v. IVA Groep BV)

Netherlands 28 June 2006 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Silicon Biomedical Instruments B.V. v. Erich Jaeger GmbH) 3C [translation available]

Germany 26 June 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt (Printed goods case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 January 2006 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève (Paper products case) [translation available]

* Italy 10 January 2006 Tribunale [District Court] Padova (Merry-go-rounds case) [translation available]
 

* Austria 8 November 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 3B [translation available]

Netherlands 28 October 2005 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

* Belgium 14 September 2005 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt (Drukkerij Baillien en Maris NV v. Hunterskil Howard BV)

United States 16 August 2005 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (American Mint LLC v. GOSoftware, Inc.) 3C

Austria 21 June 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Software case) 3C [translation available]

* China 13 June 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/12] (Industrial general equipment case) 3A1 [translation available]

Serbia 1 June 2005 Foreign Trade Arbitration Court attached to the Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce in Belgrade, Serbia (Investment case) 3B [translation available]

Netherlands 17 May 2005 Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Machines case) 3B [English text]

United States 27 April 2005 U.S. District Court [Alabama] (Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. TDY Industries, Inc.) 3C

United States 19 March 2005 Federal District Court [New York] (Genpharm Inc. v. Pliva-Lachena A.S.)

* Switzerland 25 January 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Floor tiles case) [translation available]

* Belgium 3 January 2005 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen 3B [translation available]
 

Germany 10 December 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Bayreuth (Tiles cases) [translation available]

Belgium 8 December 2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

* Belgium 24 November 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent 3B [translation available]

Germany 6 July 2004 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Belgium 30 June 2004 Hof van beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Van Oers BV v. NV Turbo's Hoet Truckcenter Productie) [translation available]

France 30 June 2004 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Russia 25 June 2004 Arbitration Award 120/2003 3C [translation available]

Russia 17 June 2004 Arbitration Award 186/2003 3C2 [translation available]

* Austria 1 June 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wein 3B [detailed abstract available]

Germany 1 June 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Saarbrücken (Pallets case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

* Austria 21 April 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

Ukraine 15 April 2004 Tribunal of International Commercial Arbitration, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Trade 3C [translation available]

Austria 29 March 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [detailed abstract available]

Russia 9 March 2004 Arbitration Award 91/2003 3C2 [translation available]

Russia 1 March 2004 Federal Arbitration Court of the North-West Area, St. Petersburg

France 19 February 2004 Appellate Court Versailles (Perfume case)

* Belgium 4 February 2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

Germany 30 January 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

* Switzerland 27 January 2004 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen
 

France 18 December 2003 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Lyon 3B [translation available]

Netherlands 16 December 2003 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch

Spain 11 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Madrid

* Belgium 29 October 2003 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 October 2003 Tribunale d’appello [Appellate Court] Lugano, Cantone del Ticino 3B [translation available]

Switzerland 24 October 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Mattress case) [translation available]

ICC 15 September 2003 International Court of Arbitration, Case 11256 3A1

Spain 7 June 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia [translation available]

Belgium 26 May 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [Commercial Court] Hasselt (BV Europa-Koyo v. NV Tenneco Automotive Europe)

* Serbia 9 May 2003 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Equipment installation case) 3B [translation available]

United States 5 May 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [9th Cir.] (Chateau des Charmes Wines v. Sabate USA)

Germany 25 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Köln [translation available]

Netherlands 29 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle

* Hungary 2003 Szegedi Itelotabla [Appellate Court] (Spray pump case) [translation available]
 

Germany 19 December 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 3A [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 December 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Germany 25 November 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Saarbrücken [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau 3A [translation available]

Germany 29 October 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Schleswig-Holstein (Stallion case) [translation available]

Italy 18 October 2002 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Janssen Cosmeceutical Care GmbH v. Munda Alberto)

* Switzerland 9 July 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 3A ; 3B [translation available]

Germany 2 July 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Saarbrücken [translation available]

Germany 1 July 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

* Italy 6 June 2002 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Jazbinsek GmbH v. Piberplast S.p.A.) 3B [translation available]

* Belgium 15 May 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent [translation available]

Germany 26 April 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Freiburg [translation available]

Austria 17 April 2002 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [7 Ob 57/02w] 3B [translation available]

Switzerland 11 April 2002 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud (Clothes case) [translation available]

Belgium 10 April 2002 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court for Commercial Matters] Tongeren

Denmark 7 March 2002 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court] 3B

* Germany 27 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München [translation available]

* Switzerland 25 February 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen [translation available]

* Belgium 15 January 2002 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Namur [translation available]

* Austria 14 January 2002 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 3A [translation available]
 

* Germany 21 December 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Natural stones case) [translation available]

Belgium 31 October 2001 Rechtbank [District Court] van Koophandel [for commercial matters] Hasselt

* Belgium 19 September 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 3B

* France 14 June 2001 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris [translation available]

France 12 June 2001 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Colmar [translation available]

* Austria 18 April 2001 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

* Germany 14 February 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Saarbrücken 3A [translation available]

Italy 23 January 2001 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano

Germany 19 January 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg 3C [translation available]
 

Denmark 4 December 2000 Østre Landret [Appellate Court] København

* Germany 16 November 2000 Landgericht [District Court] München 3B [translation available]

Switzerland 17 October 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

Germany 13 September 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen (Plastic filter plate case) 3A1 [translation available]

Russia 30 May 2000 Arbitration Award No. 356/1999 3B [translation available]

Belgium 13 April 2000 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court]

* Germany 28 February 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart [translation available]

* Switzerland 17 February 2000 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 3B [translation available]

* ICC 2000 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9781 3A [English text]
 

* Germany 3 December 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 3A ; 3B [translation available]

* France 21 October 1999 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble[translation available]

Belgium 4 October 1999 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 3B

* ICC August 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9083 3A ; 3B [translation available]

ICC August 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9887 [English text]

* ICC July 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9448 (Roller bearings case)

Germany 25 May 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin [translation available]

* Netherlands 27 April 1999 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 8 April 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 3B [translation available]

Switzerland 17 March 1999 Appellationshof [Appellate Court] Kantons Bern

* Switzerland 25 February 1999 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 10 February 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 3A [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 January 1999 Kreisgericht [Regional Court] Bern-Laupen
 

ICC December 1998 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8908 [English text]

* Germany 26 November 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 21 September 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Catalogue case) [translation available]

United States 27 May 1998 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [2d Cir.] (Evolution Online Systems v. Koninklijke Nederland) 3B

* Germany 24 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin (Knitwear case) [translation available]

* Russia 5 March 1998 Arbitration award 8/1997 3E [translation available]
 

France 18 December 1997 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Colmar 3A [translation available]

ICC December 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8817 3B [translation available]

Netherlands 26 September 1997 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court]

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 2246/97] (Fitness equipment case) [translation available]

Hungary 1 July 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] [translation available]

Netherlands 16 April 1997 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] 's Gravenhage

Switzerland 11 April 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Unterrheintal

* Switzerland 8 January 1997 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Luzern [translation available]

Germany 8 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln [translation available]

ICC 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8855
 

Germany 4 December 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

Austria 25 October 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wien (Vienna) [3 R 174/96x]

Switzerland 10 July 1996 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich

* Germany 26 March 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Saarbrücken 3A [translation available]

Hungary 19 March 1996 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]

Germany 15 February 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [11 O 4185/95] (Marble slabs cases) [translation available]
 

* Hungary 5 December 1995 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 94131 3A [translation available]

* Netherlands 9 October 1995 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch

Germany 22 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München

* Switzerland 30 June 1995 Gerichtskommission [Judicial Commission] Oberrheintal (Sliding doors case) 3B [translation available]

* Italy 9 June 1995 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* France 26 April 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble (Marques Roque v. Manin Riviére) 3B [translation available]

* Switzerland 26 April 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 3B [translation available]

Germany 15 February 1995 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

Germany 15 February 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg

* Germany 8 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 3758/94] (Plastic granulate case) [translation available]

Germany 8 February 1995 Landgericht [District Court] München [translation available]

Germany 1 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg [translation available]
 

Germany 14 December 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg

Netherlands 30 November 1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Middelburg

* Germany 9 November 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg [translation available]

* Austria 27 October 1994 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Brushes and brooms case) 3A1 ; 3B [translation available]

* Germany 26 August 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 3A ; 3B [translation available]

* ICC 23 August 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7660 (Radio equipment case) 3A ; 3C [English text]

Germany 14 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel

* ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7844
 

* Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen 3A

Germany 18 November 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf

Germany 17 September 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz [translation available]

* Switzerland 9 September 1993 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Furniture case) 3A [translation available]

Germany 2 July 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 3A [translation available]

* France 25 May 1993 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Chambéry 3A1

* Switzerland 7 May 1993 Richteramt [District Court] Laufen 3B [translation available]

Germany 13 January 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Saarbrücken (Doors case) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 21 December 1992 Zivilgericht [Civil Court] Basel [translation available]

Hungary 25 September 1992 Legfelsobb Bíróság [Supreme Court] 3A [translation available]

Germany 26 March 1992 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 3B

Hungary 10 January 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 3A [translation available]

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7153 3C [translation available]
 

* Germany 17 September 1991 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 3A [translation available]
 

Germany 24 April 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Oldenburg (Fashion textiles case) [translation available]


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