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Article 14

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 14 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 59 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 14 case law:

Austria      6           Germany       19     Russian Federation    4    
Belgium 1   Hungary          3           Slovakia        1  
China    2           ICC          1           Spain   1  
Czech Republic    1           Netherlands     1 Switzerland        9  
France    3           Poland          1 United States      6    
                       TOTAL:   59

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 14 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 14 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 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.

There are scholars who believe that there are circumstances in which the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts may be used to interpret or supplement this Article of the CISG. See match-up of this Article with counterpart provisions of the Principles and commentary on this subject. To the extent this reasoning fits, cases on the counterpart provisions of the UNIDROIT Principles may be relevant. To the extent available, such cases may be found on the Unilex website.
 

Germany 25 March 2015 Bundesgerichtshof 14A

Netherlands 19 August 2015 Rechtbank Den Haag (Silicon Refractory Anchoring Systems B.V. v. Refrattari Sirc S.R.L.) 14A

Netherlands 10 June 2015 Rechtbank Den Haag (TNO v. ZygoLOT GmbH) 14A ; 14A1

Germany 19 May 2015 Appellate Court Hamm 14A
 

Netherlands 1 October 2014 District Court Rotterdam (Chemicals case)

Netherlands 30 July 2014 District Court Gelderland (Trucks case) 14A

Germany 22 July 2014 Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf 14A

Germany 3 July 2014 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Plants case)

Germany 11 June 2014 District Court Kleve (Chemicals case) 14A

Netherlands 24 April 2014 Appelate Court of Montenegro (Nuts, dried fruits and seeds case) 14A

Netherlands 22 April 2014 [Appellate Court] The Hague [translation available]

Germany 7 January 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Printed work case)
 

Netherlands 6 November 2013 Rechtbank Gelderland 14A

United States 10 September 2013 District Court [Pennsylvania] (Roser Technologies, Inc. v. Carl Schreiber GmbH)

United States 29 August 2013 Federal District Court [State of Washington] (Simar Shipping Ltd. v. Global Fishing, Inc.)

United States 31 July 2013 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (It's Intoxicating, Inc. v. Maritim Hotelgesellschaft mbH) 14A ; 14B

Germany 13 February 2013 Appellate Court Naumburg (Cereal case) 14A ; 14A1 [translation available]
 

Germany 19 December 2012 Appellate Court Hamburg (Dried onions case) 14B ; 14B1

Belgium 17 December 2012 Cour d'Appel Antwerp 14A

Netherlands 5 December 2012 District Court Rotterdam (BP Oil v. Shell)

Netherlands 19 June 2012 Appellate Court Leeuwarden (Floor covering case)

Bulgaria 2 April 2012 Municipal Court of Burgas (Appeals case) 14A

Austria 31 January 2012 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Locker case) 14A ; 14B
 

United States 27 July 2011 Federal District Court [Maryland] (Gruppo Essenziero Italiano, S.P.A. v. Aromi D'Italia, Inc.) 14A ; 14B

Spain 20 July 2011 Supreme Court (Brick grinding machine case)

Switzerland 21 June 2011 Commercial Court Aargau (Cosmetic products case)

Russia 15 April 2011 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation

United States 18 January 2011 Federal District Court [New York] (Hanwha Corporation v. Cedar Petrochemicals, Inc.) 14A
 

Russia 2 November 2010 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation

Germany 11 October 2010 Appellate Court Hamburg (Tank case)

Netherlands 29 September 2010 District Court Rotterdam (Frihol Mushroom Vertriebsgesellschaft mbh v. Greenery BV)

Germany 15 July 2010 Appellate Court Hamburg (Medical equipment case) [translation available]

Spain 15 July 2010 Audiencia Provincial de Murcia (Crane case) 14A [translation available]

* Spain 14 July 2010 Cáceres Court of Appeals (Rolls of rubber case)

Slovak Republic 13 July 2010 District Court in Namestovo (Food Case) 14A ; 14B

Germany 22 June 2010 District Court Aachen (Synthetic fibers case) 14A ; 14B

United States 7 April 2010 Court of International Trade (Pasta Zava S.p.A v. United States et al.)

Estonia 5 March 2010 Tallinn Circuit Court [Appellate Court] (Peat case) 14A ; 14B

Germany 1 March 2010 Oberlandesgericht Koblenz (Asphalt mixing unit case) 14A [translation available]

United States 21 January 2010 Federal District Court [California] (Golden Valley Grape Juice and Wine, LLC v. Centriys Corporation et al.) 14A
 

Germany 18 December 2009 Appellate Court Hamburg (Vegetables case)

Latvia 16 December 2009 Court of Vidzeme 14A

France 18 November 2009 Cour d'appel de Paris (Almonds case)

Switzerland 16 October 2009 Kreisgericht [District Court] St Gallen (Wall panels case)

Germany 12 October 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Valve assembly case)

Netherlands 7 October 2009 Rechtbank Arnhem (Trucks case)

Germany 24 July 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle (Broadcasters case) [translation available]

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

Germany 21 April 2009 District Court Hannover (Roller case) 14A

Estonia 23 February 2009 Harju County Court (Wood case) 14A ; 14B

Switzerland 28 January 2009 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Fiberglass composite materials case) [translation available]

Netherlands 21 January 2009 Rechtsbank [District Court] Utrecht (Sesame seed case) 14A [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]
 

Netherlands 5 November 2008 Rechtsbank [District Court] Arnhem (Baufix Holz- und Bauetechnik GmbH v. Eurovite Nederland)

Slovak Republic 29 October 2008 District Court in Nitra 14A [translation available]

Slovak Republic 28 October 2008 Supreme Court (Wafers case) [translation available]

Germany 27 August 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Thüringer [Jena] (Laser system case)

* Czech Republic 25 June 2008 Supreme Court (Manufactured paint case) [translation available]

* Germany 12 June 2008 Landgericht [District Court] Landshut (Metalic slabs case) 14A [translation available]

* United States 9 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Delaware] (Solae, LLC v. Hershey Canada, Inc.) 14A
 

Germany 20 December 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg (Industrial tools case) 14A [translation available]

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

Italy 21 November 2007 Tribunale [District Court] Rovereto (Takap B.V. v. Europlay S.r.l.) [translation available]

United States 28 September 2007 Federal District Court [Michigan] (Easom Automation Systems, Inc. v. Thyssenkrupp Fabco. Corp.) 14A

Switzerland 19 June 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Railway rails case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 18 June 2007 Regional Court in Zilina (Baked and confectionary goods case)

Germany 11 June 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Airbag parts case) [translation available]

Netherlands 29 May 2007 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch [translation available]

Slovak Republic 22 May 2007 Regional Court Kosice (Plastic bottles case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) [translation available]

Latvia 7 April 2007 Court of Latgale (Fresh pork meat case) 14A

United States 31 January 2007 Federal District Court [Minnesota] (Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada Limited)
 

Germany 10 November 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Meat case) 14A [translation available]

Germany 19 October 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Auto case) 14A12 [translation available]

* United States 12 September 2006 Federal Appellate Court [11th Circuit] (Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. Allegheny Technologies, Inc.)

Italy 24 August 2006 Tribunale [District Court] di Rovereto (Euroflash Impression S.a.s. v. Arconvert S.p.A.)

Slovak Republic 26 May 2006 Supreme Court (Wafers case) [translation available]

Switzerland 23 May 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Suits case) [translation available]

Germany 28 April 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Dresden (Meat case)

* Russia 13 April 2006 Arbitration Award 105/2005 14A [translation available]

Russia 28 March 2006 Federal Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus Area, Krasnodar

Russia 9 March 2006 Arbitration Award 37/2005 [translation available]

Slovak Republic 27 February 2006 District Court Nitra (L.-K S.r.l. v. N. S.r.l.) [translation available]

* Poland 27 January 2006 Supreme Court (Metallurgical sand case) [translation available]
 

Switzerland 22 December 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Retail fashion clothes case) [translation available]

China 9 November 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2005/04] (DVD machines case) 14A [translation available]

Canada 28 October 2005 Superior Court of Justice, Ontario (Chateau des Charmes Ltd v. Sabaté USA Inc. et al.)

Slovak Republic 20 October 2005 Supreme Court (Polyethelene case) 14A [translation available]

Canada 6 October 2005 Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Cherry Stix Ltd. v. President of the Canada Borders Service Agency)

China 15 September 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/15] (Wool and Wooltop case) 14A [translation available]

Austria 31 August 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Tantalum case) [translation available]

Austria 8 August 2005 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Spacers for insulation glass case) [translation available]

* Germany 3 August 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Neubrandenburg (Pitted sour cherries case) 14A1 [translation available]

China 13 June 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/12] (Industrial general equipment case) 14A [translation available]

Russia 14 April 2005 Arbitration Court [Appellate Court] for the North West Area [translation available]

Germany 13 April 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Bamberg (Furnishings case) 14A [translation available]

Switzerland 5 April 2005 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] 14A [translation available]

Austria 23 March 2005 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Conveyor band case) [translation available]

United States 19 March 2005 Federal District Court [New York] (Genpharm Inc. v. Pliva-Lachena A.S.) 14A12

Netherlands 10 February 2005 Netherland Arbitration Institute (interim award) 14A [English text]

Spain 31 January 2005 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Cuenca (Live calves case) [translation available]

Belgium 25 January 2005 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Tongeren (Scaforn International BV & Orion Metal BVBA v. Exma CPI SA) [translation available]
 

Austria 14 December 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A [translation available]

* Switzerland 2 December 2004 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Dextrose case) 14A [translation available]

* Belgium 8 November 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 14A [translation available]

Switzerland 3 November 2004 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 October 2004 Kantonsgericht [Canton Court] Freiburg 14A1 [translation available]

* Germany 6 October 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt

Germany 27 July 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Kiel (Fat for frying case) [translation available]

Germany 20 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Shoes case) [translation available]

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

Germany 21 April 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [15 U 88/03] [translation available]

* Russia 9 April 2004 Arbitration Award 129/2003 14A1 [translation available]

Slovak Republic 29 March 2004 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case) 14A [translation available]

United States 29 March 2004 U.S. District Court [Pennsylvania] (Amco Ukrservice v. American Meter Company)

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

Germany 8 January 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Trier [translation available]
 

Austria 17 December 2003 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A [translation available]

Switzerland 11 December 2003 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug [detailed abstract available]

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

France 10 September 2003 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Paris 14A1 [translation available]

Switzerland 19 August 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais [translation available]

* Switzerland 4 August 2003 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] 14A [translation available]

Germany 25 July 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

China 7 July 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/18] (Stroller and diaper case) [translation available]

United States 5 May 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [9th Cir.] (Chateau des Charmes Wines v. Sabate USA) 14A

Greece 2003 Decision 14953/2003 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Shock absorber case) [editorial analysis available]
 

United States 13 December 2002 California Court of Appeal (Regency Wines, Inc. v. Champagne Montaudon)

Switzerland 11 November 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève (Iron concretes and steel bars case) [translation available]

Switzerland 13 September 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève [translation available]

* United States 21 August 2002 U.S. District Court [Southern Dist. NY (Geneva Pharmaceuticals Tech. Corp. v. Barr Labs. Inc.) 14A1

* United States 10 May 2002 U.S. District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Geneva Pharmaceuticals Tech Corp. v. Barr Labs. Inc.) 14A1

Germany 11 April 2002 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Viechtach [translation available]

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

Austria 7 March 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz 14A [translation available]

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

* China 2002 Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court [District Court] (Gulf Resources Development Co. Ltd. v. Hangzhou Hanggang Foreign Economic Co. Ltd.) [abstract available]
 

Germany 21 December 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Natural stones case) 14A [translation available]

* Germany 12 November 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Memory module case) 14A [translation available]

Germany 31 October 2001 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 14A1 [translation available]

Belgium 10 July 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [Commercial Court] Oudenaarde (Textiles case) 14A [translation available]

Germany 15 February 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf
 

* Germany 30 August 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 14B [translation available]

* Austria 15 June 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz 14B [translation available]

* Germany 9 May 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Darmstadt [translation available]

* Belgium 13 April 2000 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court]

* Germany 13 April 2000 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Duisburg [translation available]

Austria 9 March 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A ; 14A1 [translation available]

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

ICC 2000 International Court of Arbitration, Case 10329 14A [English text]
 

* United States 7 December 1999 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Magellan International v. Salzgitter Handel) 14A

Germany 3 December 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

Germany 28 October 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Braunschweig [translation available]

Germany 27 April 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Naumburg [translation available]

Germany 19 March 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Zwickau

* Austria 24 February 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Military weapons case) [translation added]
 

China 25 December 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1998/11] (Pig iron case) 14A12 [translation available]

Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

Germany 15 November 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Karlsruhe 14A1 [translation available]

Germany 2 September 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle [translation available]

Austria 18 June 1998 Landesgericht [District Court] Wels

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

Japan 19 March 1998 Tokyo Chiho Saibansho [District Court]
 

* Netherlands 7 November 1997 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court] 14A

* Switzerland 26 September 1997 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Cutlery case) 14A1 [translation available]

Germany 31 July 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Göttingen

* Germany 23 July 1997 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Benetton II)

* Germany 4 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 14A1 [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 July 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Germany 25 June 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe [translation available]

* United States 21 July 1997 Federal District Court [New York] (Helen Kaminski v. Marketing Australian Products)

China 4 July 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/19] (Gear processing machine case) [translation available]

* Austria 18 June 1997 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A [translation available]

Hungary 17 June 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]

China 23 April 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/08] (Automobile case) 14A [translation available]

Germany 17 April 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Frankenthal

Switzerland 11 April 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Unterrheintal

* Austria 20 March 1997 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Mono ammonium phosphate case) 14A1 [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 February 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Saane [translation available]

ICC January 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8786 [English text]
 

Germany 23 June 1996 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] München [translation available]

Austria 11 June 1996 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Wien (Vienna)

* Germany 15 March 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [Benetton II]

* Germany 15 March 1996 Appellate Court Frankfurt ["Benetton I"] (Fashion textiles case)

* Germany 28 February 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg (Egg case) [translation available]

* Austria 6 February 1996 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A12 [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 19 December 1995 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Thurgau (Cloth case) 14A [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 December 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen (Computer hardware devices case) 14A [translation available]

Austria 5 October 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz

Germany 27 July 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

* Germany 23 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

* Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld

* France 26 April 1995 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble (Alain Veyron v. Ambrosio) [translation available]

* Germany 31 March 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

* Germany 8 March 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

* Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 304/1993[translation available]

* Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 309/1993 14A12

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

* France 4 January 1995 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] 14A12 [translation available]

* ICC 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8324 14A12 [translation available]
 

* Austria 10 November 1994 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 14A1 [translation available]

Austria 8 November 1994 Landesgericht [District Court] Wels

Germany 2 August 1994 Landgericht [District Court] München

Germany 14 June 1994 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Nordhorn

* Germany 4 March 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 14A12 [translation available]
 

Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Hanover

Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen

Austria 4 March 1993 Landesgericht [District Court] Graz 14A1
 

Germany 22 December 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen

* Hungary 25 September 1992 Legfelsobb Bíróság [Supreme Court] 14A11 ; 14A12 [translation available]

* France 22 April 1992 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 14A12

* Hungary 24 March 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 14A

* Hungary 10 January 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 14A11 ; 14A12 [translation available]
 

Germany 2 September 1991 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle
 

* Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg


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