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Article 40

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 40 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 49 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 40 case law:

Austria        4           Germany   16         Slovenia        1 
Belgium   5 ICC        2 Stockholm Chamber    1 
Bulgaria   1  Israel        1  Switzerland    2 
Canada   1  Italy        2 United States    2 
China   3 Netherlands        1          
France     5 Russian Federation     2 TOTAL:   49

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 40 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 40 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 17 March 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 an analysis of Article 40 case law that is more current than UNCITRAL’s Digest, see Sonja A. Kruisinga, "(Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?", Intersentia (2004) 110-117.

Switzerland 2 April 2015 Bundesgericht 40A

Neteherlands 24 February 2015 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch 40A

France 4 November 2014 Supreme Court 40A

Germany 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case) 40A

Spain 9 July 2014 Supreme Court (Red pepper powder) 40B

Germany 3 July 2014 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Plants case)

France 12 September 2013 Cour d'appel de Bordeaux 40A

Germany 3 June 2013 Appellate Court Koblenz (Ice cream case) 40A

France 18 October 2012 Appellate Court Lyon (Christmas tree case) 40A

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

United Kingdom 1 May 2012 The High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division [Commercial Court] (Kingspan Environmental Limited, Tyrrell Tanks Ltd, Rom Plastics Limitd, and Titan Enviornmental Ltd v. Borealis A/S and Borealis UK Ltd) 40A

Austria 14 February 2012 Supreme Court (Paprika case)

Germany 30 December 2010 District Court Lübeck (Chairs case)

Australia 13 August 2010 Federal Court of Australia (Cortem SpA v. Controlmatic Pty Ltd) 40B

Germany 15 July 2010 Appellate Court Hamburg (Medical equipment case) 40B [translation available]

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

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

Germany 2 April 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm

* Israel 17 March 2009 Supreme Court (Pamesa Ceramica v. Yisrael Mendelson Ltd) 40A [English text]

France 4 March 2009 Cour d'appel de Paris (Recycled Plastic case)

France 3 February 2009 Cour de cassation [Supreme Court] (Société Novodec / Société Sigmakalon v. Sociétés Mobacc et Sam 7) [translation available]

Netherlands 16 January 2009 Rechtsbank [District Court] Breda (Watermelon case) [translation available]

* China 25 December 2008 Shanghai First Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Shanghai Anlili International Trading Co. Ltd. v. J & P Golden Wings Corp.) 40B [translation available]

Spain 9 December 2008 Tribunal Supremo [Supreme Court]

* France 16 September 2008 Cour de cassation [Supreme Court] [Supreme Court] (Potato seedling case) 40B [translation available]

* Germany 31 March 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart

* Austria 19 December 2007 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Laminated glass case) [translation available]

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

Italy 30 July 2007 Milan Arbitration proceeding (Machinery case)

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

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

* Belgium 16 April 2007 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent (Dat-Schaub International a/s v. Kipco-Damaco N.V.) 40A [translation available]

Austria 23 February 2007 Landesgericht [District Court] Salzberg (Laminated glass case)

* France 13 February 2007 Supreme Court (Computer motherboard case) [translation available]

Switzerland 20 December 2006 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] (Machines case) 40B [translation available]

* France 19 December 2006 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Rouen (Potato seedling case) 40A [translation available]

* China December 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/03] (Automobile case) [translation available]

* Austria 30 November 2006 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Water-jet cutting machine case) 40B [translation available]

* Russia 19 October 2006 Arbitration Award 53/2006 40B [translation available]

Netherlands 18 July 2006 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Potting soil case) [translation available]

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

* Slovenia 14 December 2005 Higher Court [Appellate Court] Lujubljana (Door and door jamb case) 40B [translation available]

* France 4 October 2005 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] (Engine parts case) 40B [translation available]

* Austria 23 May 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 40B [translation available]

Netherlands 17 May 2005 Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Machines case) 40A [English text]

Germany 11 April 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Frankfurt 40A [translation available]

* France 25 February 2005 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris (Computer motherboard case) 40B [translation available]

* Belgium 4 October 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Deforche NV v. Prins Gebroeders Bouwstoffenhandel BV) 40A [translation available]

* China 10 September 2004 Higher People's Court [Appellate Court] of Shandong Province (WS China Import GmbH v. Longkou Guanyuan Food Company) 40B [translation available]

* Germany 30 June 2004 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] 40B [translation available]

* United States 29 March 2004 Federal Bankruptcy Court [Oregon] (In re: Siskiyou Evergreen, Inc. Debtor) 40B

* Belgium 24 March 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (NV Segers-Van Ingelgem v. NV Axima et al.) 40A [translation available]

* Germany 10 March 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle 40A [translation available]

* Germany 2 February 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Zweibrücken 40B [translation available]

* Belgium 28 January 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent 40A [translation available]

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

* Germany 23 January 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 40A [translation available]

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

China 23 July 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/06] (Telephone machine case) [translation available]

* United States 11 June 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [5th Cir.] (BP Oil International v. Empresa) 40B

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

* Austria 27 February 2003 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 40B [translation available]

Switzerland 11 February 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [detailed abstract available]

Belgium 15 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] van Koophandel [for commercial matters] Veurne

* Italy 26 November 2002 Tribunale [District Court] Rimini [translation available]

Netherlands 15 October 2002 Netherlands Arbitration Institute Case No. 2319 [English text]

* Germany 25 September 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

* Germany 22 August 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Schleswig 40B [translation available]

Germany 26 July 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Zweibrücken 40C [translation available]

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

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

* Germany 20 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München [translation available]

* Switzerland 17 January 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Bern 40A [translation available]

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

* ICC 2002 International Court of Arbitration, Case 11333 (Machine case) 40B [English text]

* Belgium 27 June 2001 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen 40B [translation available]

Germany 29 March 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Trier [translation available]

Austria 24 January 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Ice cream robots case) [translation available]

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

Belgium 18 January 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Turnhout

Germany 12 October 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Stendal 40A [translation available]

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

* Germany 9 May 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Darmstadt 40A [translation available]

Germany 28 April 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg 40A [translation available]

Austria 21 March 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Russia 24 January 2000 Arbitration award 54/1999 40B [translation available]

* Canada 31 August 1999 Ontario Superior Court of Justice (La San Giuseppe v. Forti Moulding Ltd)

ICC August 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9083 40A [translation available]

ICC June 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9187 [English text]

China 30 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/16] (Flanges case) 40B [translation available]

China 29 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/14] (Flanges case) 40B [translation available]

Germany 24 March 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg [translation available]

ICC February 1999 International Court of Arbitraton, Case 9474 40B [English text]

* Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 40B [translation available]

* Germany 25 November 1998 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Germany 11 September 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 40A [translation available]

Germany 19 August 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Bamberg

* Stockholm Chamber of Commerce 5 June 1998 Arbitration award (Beijing Light Automobile Co. v. Connell) 40B [English text]

Germany 26 May 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Thüringer, Jena 40A ; 40B [translation available]

* Germany 11 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 40B [translation available]

Austria 12 February 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Germany 28 October 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Erfurt

Hungary 1 July 1997 Metropolitan Court (Used timber machinery case) [translation available]

* Germany 25 June 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 40A [translation available]

Germany 23 June 1997 Landgericht [District Court] München

* Germany 21 May 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 40A [translation available]

* Bulgaria 24 April 1996 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award 56/1995 40A [translation available]

Germany 19 April 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen

Italy 31 January 1996 Tribunale Civile [District Court] Cuneo [translation available]

* Germany 12 October 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Trier 40B [translation available]

* Germany 5 April 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Landshut 40C [translation available]

Germany 28 July 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen

China 30 March 1993 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1993/07] (Talcum block case) 40B [translation available]

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

* Netherlands 19 December 1991 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Roermond 40A

Germany 13 August 1991 Landgericht [District Court] Stuttgart (Women's clothes case) [translation available]

Germany 21 December 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Ludwigsburg

Germany 5 July 1989 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court [ULIS precedent] 40B [translation available]

* ICC 1989 International Court of Arbitration, Case 5713 40B [English text]

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