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Article 12

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 12 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 23 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 12 case law:

Austria    1           Germany    1           Netherlands      4 United States     4      
Belgium    1           Hungary    1           Russian Federation      3                 
France     2           Italy     4           Switzerland       2         TOTAL:   23

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 12 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 12 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 21 July 2010 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.

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

* United States 21 July 2010 Federal Appellate Court [3rd Circuit] (Forestal Guarani S.A. v. Daros International, Inc.) 12A

Russia 23 December 2009 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation

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

Russia 30 June 2009 Arbitration proceeding 11/2009 [translation available]

Netherlands 17 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage (U.S. party v. Restauratiebedrijf B.V.)

* United States 7 October 2008 U.S. District Court [New Jersey] (Forestal Guarani, S.A. v. Daros International, Inc.) 12A

* United States 19 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Florida] (Zhejiang Shaoxing Yongli Printing and Dyeing Co., Ltd v. Microflock Textile Group Corporation)

* Italy 16 May 2007 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Amministrazione delle Finanze dello Stato v. Ford Italia S.p.A.)

* Netherlands 17 January 2007 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Hibro Compensatoren B.V. v. Trelleborg Industri Aktiebolag) [translation available]

* Italy 13 October 2006 Court Suprema di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Amministrazione delle Finanze dello Stato v. Ford Italia S.p.A.)

United States 7 February 2006 Federal District Court [Texas] (China North Chemical Industries v. Beston Chemical Corporation)

* Austria 23 January 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Auto case) [translation available]

Greece 2006 Decision 4861/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Athens (Automobile catalyst case) [editorial analysis available]

Chile 10 August 2005 Supreme Court (Agricultural Machinery case)

* Germany 13 April 2005 District Court Bamberg (Furnishings case) [translation available]

* Russia 16 March 2005 Arbitration Award 155/2004 [translation available]

* Italy 11 January 2005 District Court Padova (Ostroznik Savo v. La Faraona soc. coop. a.r.l.) [translation available]

Russia 9 June 2004 Arbitration Award 125/2003 12A [translation available]

Russia 9 April 2004 Arbitration Award 129/2003 [translation available]

* Netherlands 17 March 2004 District Court Arnhem (Sluiter Ellwood II et al. v. Blumenerdenwerk Stender GmbH) [translation available]

* Russia 16 February 2004 Arbitration Award 107/2002 12A1 [translation available]

Austria 17 December 2003 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 12A [translation available]

China 17 September 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/14] (Australia cotton case) [translation available]

* France 28 November 2002 Appellate Court Grenoble (Machinery case) [translation available]

Russia 20 March 2002 Presidium of Supreme Court (Resolution No. 6134/01) 12A [translation available]

* France 6 November 2001 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris

* United States 27 July 2001 U.S. District Court [California] (Asante v. PMC-Sierra)

China 18 July 2001 Zhejiang Cixi People's Court [District Court] (Carl Hill v. Cixi Old Furniture Trade Co., Ltd.) 12A1 [translation available]

* Netherlands 12 July 2001 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam 12A [translation available]

* Switzerland 15 September 2000 Supreme Court [4P.75/2000] (Egyptian cotton case) [translation available]

China 17 July 2000 Higher People's Court [Appellate Court] of He'nan Province (Minterrnet S.A. v. He'nan Local Product Import and Export Company) [translation available]

* Italy 12 July 2000 Tribunale [District Court] Vigevano [translation available]

Spain 16 June 2000 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Castellón

Russia 10 June 1999 Arbitration award 55/1998 12A [translation available]

China 29 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/14] (Flanges case) 12A [translation available]

* Russia 16 February 1998 High Arbitration Court [Information Letter No. 29] 12A

China 31 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/37] (Lindane case) 12A [translation available]

China 15 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/34] (Hot rolled coils case) 12A [translation available]

* Netherlands 7 November 1997 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court] 12A

Hungary 17 June 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]

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

Russia 25 March 1997 Presidium of Supreme Court of Russian Federation (Resolution No. 4670/96) 12A [translation available]

Russia 1997 High Arbitration Court [Ruling No. 4, case 2]

China 17 October 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/47] (Tinplate case) 12A [translation available]

China 6 September 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/42] (Engines case) 12A [translation available]

Netherlands 5 June 1996 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden

Mexico 29 April 1996 Compromex Arbitration proceeding 12A [translation available]

* Belgium 2 May 1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 12A

Netherlands 11 August 1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Leeuwarden

Germany 5 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen

China 20 February 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/03] (Cysteine case) 12A [translation available]

United States 15 June 1993 Federal Appellate Court [5th Circuit] (Beijing Metals v. American Business Center) 12A

* Hungary 24 March 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 12A

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