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Article 29

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 29 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 21 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 29 case law:

Austria      3           France      1           Russian Federation        2
Belgium 2 Germany      4 Switzerland      2   
China      1 ICC      1 United States        5
                        TOTAL:   21

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 29 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 29 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 12 September 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.

Netherlands 19 August 2015 Rechtbank Den Haag (Silicon Refractory Anchoring Systems B.V. v. Refrattari Sirc S.R.L.) 29A

Germany 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case)

Spain 9 September 2014 Appellate Court Palencia (Coffee case) 29A

Netherlands 30 July 2014 District Court Gelderland (Trucks case) 29A

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Award of 18 December 2013 29A

Spain 9 July 2013 Appellate Court Cantabria [translation available]

Spain 1 July 2013 Supreme Court (Cereal case) [translation available]

France 7 February 2012 Supreme Court (Ecofrut v. Dole France)

United States 27 January 2012 California Court of Appeal, Fourth District (C9 Ventures v. SVC-West L.P)

United States 8 February 2011 Federal District Court [Maryland] (CSS Antenna, Inc. v. Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics, GMBH.) 29A

Germany 30 November 2010 Appellate Court Hamm (Pig case)

United States 21 July 2010 Federal Appellate Court [3rd Circuit] (Forestal Guarani S.A. v. Daros International, Inc.) 29A

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

France 12 May 2010 Appellate Court Paris (Pears case) 29B

France 7 October 2009 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris (Computer motherboard case)

Belgium 19 June 2009 Court of Cassation [Supreme Court] (Scaform International BV v. Lorraine Tubes S.A.S.) [translation available]

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

Germany 29 May 2009 District Court Dresden (Cars case) 29A

* Switzerland 12 September 2008 Amtsgericht [District Court] Sursee (Second-hand tractor case)

United States 25 July 2008 U.S. District Court [Pennsylvania] (Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Power Source Supply, Inc.)

United States 16 June 2008 U.S. District Court [Minnesota] (BTC-USA Corporation v. Novacare et al.)

Switzerland 19 May 2008 Cour supreme du canton [Appellate Court] Berne

United States 9 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Delaware] (Solae, LLC v. Hershey Canada, Inc.) 29A

China 24 April 2008 Zhejiang High People's Court [Appellate Court] (Zhejiang Henghao Garment Co. Ltd. v. Trio Selection Inc.) 29A [translation available]

China 9 January 2008 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2008/02] (Metallic silicon case) 29A [translation available]

Austria 18 December 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Innsbruck (Steel bars case) 29B [translation available]

American Arbitration Association 23 October 2007 [Interim Award] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International Inc.) 29A

* United States 19 July 2007 Federal Court of Appeal [3d Circuit] (Valero Marketing & Supply Company v. Greeni Trading Oy) 29A

United States 23 August 2006 Federal District Court [New York] (TeeVee Tunes v. Gerhard Schubert GmbH) 29B

Netherlands 15 August 2006 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem

Italy 31 July 2006 Milan Chamber of Arbitration Case No. 7304 29A

Latvia 25 July 2006 Court of Zemgale 29A

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)

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

China October 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/24] (Filling and sealing machine case) 29A [translation available]

Netherlands 31 August 2005 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (Auto-Moto Styl S.R.O. v. Pedro Boat B.V.) [translation available]

Chile 10 August 2005 Supreme Court (Agricultural Machinery case)

China 27 June 2005 Shandong Higher People's Court [Appellate Court] (Norway Royal Supreme Seafoods v. China Rizhao Jixiang Ocean Food Company et al.) 29A [translation available]

United States 28 October 2004 Federal District Court [California] (Comerica Bank v. Whitehall Specialties, Inc.) 29A

* United States 6 July 2004 U.S. District Court [Illinois] (Raw Materials Inc. v. Manfred Forberich GmbH & Co., KG)

* Germany 28 May 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

Italy 31 March 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Padova [translation available]

Russia 16 February 2004 Arbitration Award 107/2002 29A ; 29B [translation available]

Switzerland 11 February 2004 Appelationshof [Appellate Court] Bern (Cable case) [translation available]

* Germany 10 December 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 29A [translation available]

Switzerland 24 October 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich

Germany 15 September 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

China 8 July 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/13] (Copper case) [translation available]

United States 5 May 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [9th Cir.] (Chateau des Charmes Wines v. Sabate USA) 29A

China 18 April 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/05] (Desulfurization reagent case) 29A [English text]

China 27 December 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/29] (Medicine manufacturing equipment case) 29A [translation available]

China 18 December 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/14] (Sausage casing case) 29A [translation available]

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

Ukraine 25 November 2002 Arbitration Award 29B [translation available]

Switzerland 11 November 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève (Iron concretes and steel bars case) 29A [translation available]

* Belgium 15 May 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 29A [translation available]

United States 17 December 2001 U.S. District Court [Michigan] (Shuttle Packaging v. Tsonakis) 29A

Netherlands 12 July 2001 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam [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]

China 23 May 2000 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2000/11] (Stainless steel case) 29A [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 October 1999 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Basel 29A [translation available]

* Austria 29 June 1999 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 29A [translation available]

China 30 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/16] (Flanges case) 29A [translation available]

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

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

ICC February 1999 International Court of Arbitraton, Case 9474 29A [English text]

Mexico 30 November 1998 Compromex Arbitration award 29A [translation available]

Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 29A [translation available]

Switzerland 5 November 1998 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Sissach 29A [translation available]

Germany 5 October 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg [translation available]

* United States 6 April 1998 Federal District Court [New York] (Calzaturificio Claudia v. Olivieri Footwear)

Germany 11 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

* ICC March 1998 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9117 29B [English text]

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

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

* China 19 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/36] (Steel case) 29A [translation available]

China 16 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/35] (Hot-dipped galvanized steel coils case) 29B [translation available]

China 29 September 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/28] (Aluminum oxide case) 29A [translation available]

Germany 18 September 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

China 26 June 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/17] (Monohydrate zinc sulphate case) 29A [translation available]

China 15 April 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/06] (Germanium case) 29A [translation available]

* Russia 25 March 1997 Presidium of Supreme Court of Russian Federation (Resolution No. 4670/96) 29A [translation available]

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

China 1997 Shanghai Higher People's Court 29A [translation available]

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

China 10 May 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/22] (Hot-rolled steel plates case) 29A [translation available]

Viet Nam 5 April 1996 People's Supreme Court [Appeal Division] Ho Chi Minh City [translation available]

Germany 3 April 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 29 March 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/16] (Natural rubber case) 29A [translation available]

Germany 15 February 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [11 O 4187/95] [translation available]

Russia 15 February 1996 Arbitration Court of Moscow City

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

Russia 1 December 1995 Arbitration award 22/1995 29A [translation available]

Austria 23 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz

Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld [translation available]

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

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

* France 29 March 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 29A [translation available]

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

* United States 22 September 1994 Federal District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Graves v. Chilewich) 29B

* Austria 15 June 1994 Vienna Arbitration award SCH-4318 [translation available]

* Germany 22 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 29A [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7331 29A [English text]

Germany 18 November 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf

United States 15 June 1993 Federal Appellate Court [5th Circuit] (Beijing Metals v. American Business Center) 29A

Germany 14 May 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 29A [translation available]

Germany 12 March 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

China Post-1992 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1993/14] (White cardboard scrap paper case) 29A [translation available]

Germany 22 May 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Mönchengladbach

Hungary 24 March 1992 Fovárosi Biróság [Metropolitan Court]

* Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg 29A

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