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Article 47

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 47 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 18 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 47 case law:

Austria        1           Netherlands     1                  
China   1 Spain      1                      
France   1 Switzerland      1                      
Germany 11  United States       1             
     TOTAL:   18      

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 47 cases reporting the UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 47 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 December 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.

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 19 May 2015 Appellate Court Hamm 47A
 

Germany 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court 47A
 

France 30 April 2013 Appellate Court Reims (Light chains case) 47B

United States 23 January 2013 Federal District Court [Florida] (2P Commercial Agency S.R.O. v. SRT USA Inc.) 47A ; 47A1
 

Austria 22 November 2012 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)

Switzerland 16 July 2012 Federal Supreme Court (Spinning Plant case)

Switzerland 17 April 2012 Federal Supreme Court (EAS tags case) 47A

Netherlands 20 March 2012 Appellate Court Arnem (Car transporter case)

Switzerland 17 January 2012 Kantonsgericht Luzern (Machine case)
 

Austria 22 November 2011 Supreme Court (Video surveillance system case) 47B

Switzerland 8 November 2011 Obergericht [Canton Appellate Court] Zug (Spinning mill case) 47A

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

Slovenia 13 September 2011 Vrhovno sodišče [Supreme Court]

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

* Switzerland 14 December 2009 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Spinning company case)

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)

* Australia 20 May 2009 Federal Court of Australia (Olivaylle Pty Ltd v. Flottweg GmbH & Co KGAA )

Netherlands 3 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (JPB Industrial Services B.V. v. Buchen Industrial Services N.V.) 47A2 [translation available]
 

* Netherlands 7 October 2008 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Arens Sondermachinen GmbH v. Smit Draad / Draad Nijmegen B.V.) 47A3 [translation available]

Switzerland 26 September 2008 Appellationsgericht [Appellate Court] Basel-Stadt (Packaging machine case) 47A2 [translation available]

France 27 May 2008 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Rennes (Brassiere cups case) 47A3 [translation available]
 

* Germany 21 November 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz (Shoes case) 47C [translation available]

* United States 19 July 2007 Federal Court of Appeal [3d Circuit] (Valero Marketing & Supply Company v. Greeni Trading Oy) 47A

Switzerland 25 June 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Printed materials case) [translation available]

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

Switzerland 20 December 2006 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] (Machines case) 47A [translation available]

Switzerland 8 November 2006 Zivilgericht [Civil Court] Basel-Stadt (Packaging machine case) 47A2 [translation available]

United States 4 April 2006 Federal District Court [New Jersey] (Valero Marketing v. Green Oy) 47A

Russia 1 March 2006 Arbitration Award 101/2005 47A [translation available]
 

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

China 13 June 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/12] (Industrial general equipment case) 47A2 [translation available]

Spain 29 March 2005 Juzgado de Primera Instancia [Court of First Instance] Tudela 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 10 December 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Bayreuth

Russia 2 November 2004 Arbitration Award 188/2003 47A [translation available]

France 26 October 2004 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Poitiers 47A [translation available]

Belgium 11 October 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (NV Frans Bijttebier-Bouckaert v. BV Nooteboom International) [translation available]

China 29 September 2004 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2004/05] (India rapeseed meal case) [translation available]

Germany 6 September 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg 47A [translation available]

Germany 20 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Shoes case) 47A [translation available]

Russia 28 May 2004 Arbitration Award 175/2003 47A [translation available]

Germany 21 April 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [15 U 88/03] 47A2 ; 47B11 [translation available]

Ukraine 15 April 2004 Tribunal of International Commercial Arbitration, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Trade [translation available]

Switzerland 27 January 2004 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen 47A [translation available]
 

France 18 December 2003 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Lyon 47B [translation available]

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

Germany 25 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Köln 47A [translation available]

Switzerland 10 March 2003 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Appenzell Auserrhoden

Netherlands 29 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle
 

Germany 19 December 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 47C [translation available]

China 8 November 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2002/05] (Canned asparagus case) 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 1 July 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 47A [translation available]

Switzerland 23 April 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 20 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München 47A [translation available]

Belgium 15 January 2002 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Namur [translation available]
 

Germany 12 November 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Memory module case) 47A [translation available]

Italy 28 September 2001 Milan Arbitration proceeding (Steel wire case) [English text]

France 14 June 2001 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris [translation available]

Germany 12 March 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart 47A [translation available]
 

Germany 12 October 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Stendal 47A2 [translation available]

Austria 28 September 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Computer telephone board case) 47A [translation available]

Switzerland 15 September 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] [4C.105/2000] 47A [translation available]

Germany 6 April 2000 Landgericht [District Court] München 47A [translation available]
 

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

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

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

* Germany 27 April 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Naumburg 47A ; 47A2 [translation available]
 

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

Germany 24 September 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Regensburg 47A2 [translation available]

Germany 22 September 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg 47A [translation available]

Russia 5 March 1998 Arbitration award 160/1997 47A [translation available]

* France 29 January 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Versailles 47A3 [translation available]
 

* China 19 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/36] (Steel case) 47A [translation available]

* Spain 3 November 1997 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona 47A

* Germany 4 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 47A [translation available]

* Germany 24 April 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 47A1 [translation available]

* Germany 28 February 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 31 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz [translation available]

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

China 15 November 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/52] (Oxtetrecycline case) 47A [translation available]

Finland 5 November 1996 [District Court] Kuopio 47A [translation available]

China 30 July 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/32] (Molybdenum iron case) 47B2 [translation available]

China 29 March 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/15] (Caffeine case) 47A [translation available]

Germany 21 March 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award 47A [translation available]
 

Germany 23 October 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

Germany 11 October 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 20 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Nürnberg

* Germany 21 August 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Ellwangen 47A ; 47A2 [translation available]

Germany 23 June 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] München 47A [translation available]

* Germany 24 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Celle 47A31 [translation available]

China 18 April 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/06] (Clothes case) 47 [translation available]

ICC March 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7645 47A [English text]

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

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

China 19 September 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/11] (Steel case) 47A [translation available]

China 5 September 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/10] (Weaving machines, tools and accessories case) 47A [translation available]

Germany 26 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Nürnberg-Fürth

China 7 March 1994 Guadong Higher People's Court (Zhanjiang Textiles v. Xian Da Fashion)

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

* Germany 10 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [6 U 119/93] 47A [translation available]

Germany 18 January 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt 47A [translation available]

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

Germany 18 November 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf

Germany 14 April 1993 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Cloppenburg
 

China 30 October 1991 CIETAC Arbitration award 47A [translation available]
 

* Germany 24 April 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Oldenburg (Fashion textiles case) 47A3 [translation available]
 


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