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Article 46

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 46 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 31 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 46 case law.

Austria        2           France     5     Russian Federation      1     
Belgium   1 Germany    11 Spain      1         
China   2 ICC      2 Switzerland      2         
Egypt   1  Poland       1 United States     2
          TOTAL:   31

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 46 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 46 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 20 August 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) 46B ; 46B1 ; 46C

Spain 2 September 2013 Court of First Instance No. 2 Almendralejo 46C

France 30 April 2013 Appellate Court Reims (Light chains case) 46B

Switzerland 26 March 2013 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] (Organic juices and organic oil case)

Austria 22 November 2012 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)

Switzerland 17 April 2012 Federal Supreme Court (EAS tags case) 46A

Switzerland 17 January 2012 Kantonsgericht Luzern (Machine case)

Austria 15 December 2011 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)

Russia 3 October 2011 Federal Arbitration Court of the North Caucasus Area, Krasnodar

Austria 18 May 2011 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Video surveillance system case)

Germany 30 November 2010 Appellate Court Hamm (Pig case) 46C

Netherlands 19 January 2010 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana v. Groente-En Friuthandel Heemskerk B.V.)

Australia 4 November 2009 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Guang Dong Zhi Gao Australia Pty Limited v Fortuna Network Pty Limited)

Netherlands 29 July 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Minibus case)

Spain 6 July 2009 Audiencia de Alicante (Aluminum cans case)

Switzerland 3 March 2009 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Aargau (Prefabricated house case)

Italy 16 February 2009 Tribunale di Forli [District Court] (Cisterns and accessories case) [translation available]

Netherlands 19 January 2009 [Court of Appeal] Arnhem (Appellant v. Frutas Caminito Sociedad Cooperativa Valenciana)

Greece 2009 Decision 2282/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Movable goods case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]

Greece 2009 Decision 8161/2009 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Mops case) [editorial analysis available]

Chile 22 September 2008 Corte Suprema [Supreme Court] (Jorge Plaza Oviedo v. Sociedad Agricola Sacor Limitada) [translation available]

* United States 20 August 2008 U.S. District Court [New York] (Hilaturas Miel, S.L. v. Republic of Iraq)

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

Germany 15 November 2007 Supreme Court (Stove case)

* China 24 July 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/07] (Flexo label printing machine case) 46B ; 46C [translation available]

* Poland 11 May 2007 Supreme Court (Shoe leather case) 46B1 [translation available]

China May 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/06] (Hammer mill case) 46B1 [translation available]

Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) 46B ; 46C [translation available]

* Russia 30 January 2007 Arbitration Award 147/2005 (Metal products case)

Serbia 5 January 2007 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Frozen plums and raspberries case) 46B ; 46B1 ; 46B2 [translation available]

Austria 12 September 2006 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (CD media case) 46C [translation available]

Germany 21 June 2006 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Landsberg (Dust ventilator case) [translation available]

China 21 May 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2006/01] (Diesel generators case) 46C [translation available]

China February 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/16] (Fluorite case) [translation available]

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

Greece 2006 Decision 63/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Lamia (Sunflower seed case) [editorial analysis available]

Austria 8 November 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Spain 29 March 2005 Juzgado de primera instancia [Court of First Instance] Tudela [translation available]

* France 26 October 2004 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Poitiers 46A [translation available]

Ukraine 19 October 2004 Arbitration Award (Iron and steel castings case) [translation available]

Switzerland 21 September 2004 Amtsgericht [District Court] Luzern-Land [translation available]

* Belgium 30 June 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Van Oers BV v. NV Turbo's Hoet Truckcenter Productie) 46B1 [translation available]

* Spain 28 April 2004 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona [translation available]

Switzerland 27 January 2004 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen 46C [translation available]

Switzerland 13 January 2004 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court]

* ICC 2004 International Court of Arbitration Case 12173 (Frame contract case) 46A [English text availabale]

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

Russia 25 June 2003 Arbitration Award No. 151/2002 46C [translation available]

* Germany 25 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Köln [translation available]

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

* Germany 19 December 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 46C [translation available]

China 17 December 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/27] (Production line case) 46A [translation available]

Belgium 16 December 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen (Steel plates case) [translation available]

* China 11 November 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/26] (Platform case) 46B [translation available]

Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau [translation available]

China 21 October 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/16] (Engraving machine case) 46C [translation available]

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

Switzerland 25 February 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen [translation available]

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

France 24 October 2000 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Colmar [translation available]

* Austria 7 September 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 31 January 2000 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2000/09] (Clothes case) 46C [translation available]

Russia 24 January 2000 Arbitration award 54/1999 46B [translation available]

China 2000 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2000/17] (Souvenir coins case) [translation available]

United States 7 December 1999 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Magellan International v. Salzgitter Handel) 46A

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

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

Russia 27 July 1999 Arbitration award 302/1996 46A [translation available]

ICC July 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9448 [English text]

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

* France 26 May 1999 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Germany 26 November 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen [translation available]

Russia 17 November 1998 Arbitration award 164/1996 46B [translation available]

Belgium 4 November 1998 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerp (I.S. Trading v. Vadotex) [translation available]

* Switzerland 28 October 1998 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] (Meat case) [translation available]

Germany 22 September 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg 46A [translation available]

Switzerland 21 September 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Catalogue case) [translation available]

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

* France 29 January 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Versailles 46C [translation available]

China 4 July 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/19] (Gear processing machine case) 46B ; 46C [translation available]

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

Germany 24 April 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

China 11 April 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/05] (Silicon metal case) [translation available]

* Germany 31 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz

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

Netherlands 21 November 1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam

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

* France 23 January 1996 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* United States 6 December 1995 Federal Appellate Court [2nd Circuit] (Delchi Carrier v. Rotorex) 46B

Hungary 5 December 1995 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 94131 46C [translation available]

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

* Egypt 3 October 1995 Arbitration award (Cairo Chamber of Commerce & Industry) [translation available]

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

Germany 20 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Nürnberg

Switzerland 30 June 1995 Gerichtskommission [Judicial Commission] Oberrheintal (Sliding doors case) [translation available]

* Germany 9 June 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm 46B ; 46C [translation available]

* France 26 April 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble (Marques Roque v. Manin Riviére) 46C [translation available]

* Switzerland 26 April 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

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

ICC January 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7754 [English text]

* Germany 9 November 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg 46C [translation available]

United States 9 September 1994 Federal District Court [Northern Dist. NY] (Delchi Carrier v. Rotorex) 46B

Germany 6 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg

* Austria 1 July 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Innsbruck [translation available]

China 6 April 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/05] (Printing machine case) 46C [translation available]

Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 32/93] [translation available]

Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 119/93] [translation available]

* Germany 18 January 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7565 [English text]

Germany 14 April 1993 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Cloppenburg [translation available]

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

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