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Article 26

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 26 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 24 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 26 case law:

Australia     1      France     2   Spain     3  
Austria     2     Germany   12         Switzerland     2   
Belgium     1     ICC       1   TOTAL   24

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 26 cases reporting these UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 26 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 27 May 2008 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 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case)

Netherlands 18 February 2014 District Court 's-Hertogenbosch (M-Trade LTD v. Europa B.V.) 26A
 

France 3 October 2013 Cour d'appel de Rouen 26A

Germany 5 February 2013 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Beer case)
 

Spain 11 May 2012 Court of First Instance of Fuenlabrada (Production machine for air conditioning ducts case) 26A
 

France 8 November 2011 Supreme Court (Press Brakes case)

Slovenia 13 September 2011 Vrhovno sodišče [Supreme Court]
 

Argentina 24 June 2010 CN Buenos Aires (Sanovo International S.A. v. Ovoprot International S.A. S / Ordinario)

Serbia 31 May 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Mobile Shear Baler case) 26A ; 26A1

France 20 May 2010 Appellate Court Douai (Press brakes case)
 

Russia 16 December 2009 Supreme Arbitration Court (or Presidium of Supreme Arbitration Court) of the Russian Federation 26A1

Netherlands 3 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (JPB Industrial Services B.V. v. Buchen Industrial Services N.V.) 26A [translation available]
 

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

Serbia 15 July 2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Milk packaging equipment case) 26A1 [translation available]

* France 27 May 2008 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Rennes (Brassiere cups case) 26A [translation available]
 

* Spain 27 December 2007 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Navarra (Case involving machine to repair bricks)

Germany 21 November 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz (Shoes case) 26A [translation available]

Latvia 20 November 2007 Court of Limbazi District 26A

Slovak Republic 25 October 2007 Regional Court [District Court] Zilina (Elastic fitness clothing case) 26A [translation available]

American Arbitration Association 23 October 2007 [Interim Award] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International Inc.) 26A

Serbia 1 October 2007 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Timber case) 26A1 [translation available]

China October 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/03] (CD-R and DVD-R production line systems case) 26A1 [translation available]

* Switzerland 30 August 2007 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (GMS modular case) 26A [translation available]

Austria 4 July 2007 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Auto case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 27 June 2007 Supreme Court Zilina (Elastic fitness clothing case) 26A [translation available]
 

Belgium 28 June 2006 Hof von Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent (Mushrooms case)

Belgium 24 April 2006 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen (GmbH Lothringer Gunther Grosshandelsgesellschaft für Bauelemente und Holzwerkstoffe v. NV Fepco International) 26A [translation available]

China April 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/21] (Mono ethylene glycole case) 26A1 [translation available]

* Spain 21 March 2006 Appellate Court Castellón (case on apparatus for the reduction of consumption of gasoline) 26A1

Russia 1 March 2006 Arbitration Award 101/2005 26A1 [translation available]

Austria 23 January 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Auto case) 26A [translation available]

Russia 20 January 2006 Arbitration Award 84/2005 [translation in process]
 

Russia 30 November 2005 Arbitration Award 76/2005

Germany 29 November 2005 Landgericht [District Court] München (Frozen vegetables case) 26A [translation available]

Russia 18 October 2005 Arbitration Award 21/2005 (Varnish and paint machine case) 26A [translation available]

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

Spain 26 July 2005 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Cordoba [translation available]

Russia 27 May 2005 Arbitration Award 95/2004 26A [translation available]

* Spain 31 March 2005 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia (Oranges case) 26A1 [translation available]

China 28 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/06] (Wool case) 26A [translation available]

China 24 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/07] (Pork case) 26A1 [translation available]

* Switzerland 21 February 2005 Kantonsgericht [Appellate Court] Valais / Wallis (CNC machine case) [translation available]

Italy 11 January 2005 Tribunale [District Court] Padova (Rabbit case) [translation available]
 

Russia 2 November 2004 Arbitration Award 188/2003 26A [translation available]

* Germany 15 September 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 26A [translation available]

* Austria 29 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Construction equipment case) 26A [translation available]

Germany 22 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 26A1 [translation available]

* Belgium 4 June 2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk 26A [translation available]

Finland 31 May 2004 Hovioikeus hovrätt [Appellate Court] Helsinki (Chemicals case) 26A [editorial analysis available]

Russia 28 May 2004 Arbitration Award 175/2003 26A [translation available]

Netherlands 27 January 2004 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch

Switzerland 27 January 2004 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen [translation available]
 

Germany 26 November 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Phtalic Anhydride case) [translation available]

Netherlands 23 April 2003 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage 26A [translation available]

Germany 18 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen

Netherlands 29 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle

Greece 2003 Decision 14953/2003 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Shock absorber case) 26A1 [editorial analysis available]

ICC 2003 International Court of Arbitration, Case 11849 (Fashion products case) 26A1 [English text]
 

* Germany 19 December 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Machine case)

Germany 14 October 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 26A [translation available]

Spain 3 October 2002 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Pontevedra 26A [digest available]

China 10 June 2002 CIETAC Arbitration award [translation available]

China 4 February 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2002/03] (Styrene monomer case) 26A1 [translation available]
 

Germany 21 December 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Natural stones case) 26A1 [translation available]

Austria 5 July 2001 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Pentium computer parts case) 26A [translation available]

China February 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2001/01] (Equipment, material and services case) [translation available]
 

Switzerland 15 September 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] [4C.105/2000] 26A [translation available]

China 1 February 2000 CIETAC Arbitration award 26A [translation available]

Hungary 2000 Budapest Arbitration proceeding VB 99144 (Grape sticks case) [translation available]
 

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

Russia 7 June 1999 Arbitration award 238/1998 26A [translation available]

China 4 June 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/28] (Industrial raw material case) 26A1 [translation available]

China 8 April 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award CISG/1999/21] (New Zealand raw wool case) [translation available]

* ICC March 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9978 [English text]

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

* Germany 13 January 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Bamberg 26A [translation available]

China 6 January 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/04] (Australian raw wool case) 26A [translation available]
 

* Germany 29 December 1998 Hamburg Arbitration award 26A [translation available]

Italy 11 December 1998 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano[translation available]

Russia 22 October 1998 Arbitration award 196/1997 [translation available]

Italy 20 March 1998 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano[translation available]

Russia 5 March 1998 Arbitration award 160/1997 26A [translation available]
 

China 26 June 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/17] (Monohydrate zinc sulphate case) 26A [translation available]

* Germany 25 June 1997 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 26A1 [translation available]

Russia 11 May 1997 Arbitration award 2/1995 26A [translation available]

Austria 20 March 1997 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Mono ammonium phosphate case) 26A [translation available]

Germany 28 February 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 26A [translation available]

Germany 31 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 26A

ICC January 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8786 26A [English text]
 

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

Austria 7 November 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wien (Vienna)

ICC September 1996 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8574 26A [English text]

China 18 August 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/26] (Vitamin C case) 26A [translation available]

Switzerland 31 May 1996 Arbitration ZHK 273/1995 [Zürich Chamber of Commerce] 26A [English text]

China 17 April 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/19] (Air purifier case) 26A [translation available]

Germany 21 March 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

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

China 30 January 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/05] (Compound fertilizer case) 26A [translation available]
 

Germany 19 December 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld

Germany 21 September 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel 26A [translation available]

Germany 21 August 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Ellwangen [translation available]

Austria 23 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz

* Australia 28 April 1995 Federal District Court, Adelaide (Roder v. Rosedown) 26A

Russia 3 April 1995 Arbitration Court of Moscow City 26A [translation available]

China 22 March 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/05] (Down jacket and winter coat case) 26A [translation available]

ICC March 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7645 26A [English text]

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

* Germany 8 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 1720/94] [translation available]

ICC 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8128 26A1 [translation available]
 

Germany 15 September 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin 26A [translation available]

Germany 14 June 1994 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Nordhorn 26A [translation available]

* Germany 4 May 1994 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Charlottenburg 26A [translation available]

* Germany 20 April 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 26A1

* Germany 2 March 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

China 20 February 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/03] (Cysteine case) 26A1 [translation available]
 

* Germany 14 October 1992 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Zweibrücken (Shoes case) 26A1 [translation available]

ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7197
 

Germany 17 September 1991 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 26A [translation available]

* Germany 16 September 1991 Landgericht [District Court] Frankfurt 26A [translation available]
 

Germany 24 April 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Oldenburg (Fashion textiles case) 26A1 [translation available]
 


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