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Article 48

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 48 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 16 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 48 case law:

Australia        1           France   1  Italy      1         
China   1 Germany     7     Spain       1         
Denmark   1 ICC      2     Switzerland      1         
                  TOTAL:   16            

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 48 cases reporting the UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 48 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 May 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 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case) 48A

Netherlands 30 July 2014 District Court Gelderland (Trucks case) 48A ; 48A2 ; 48B

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

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) 48A

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

Slovenia 13 September 2011 Vrhovno sodišče [Supreme Court]

Netherlands 1 June 2011 [Court of First Instance] Rotterdam (Indice SL v. Defendant) 48A

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

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 )

Spain 24 March 2009 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona (Cuttlefish case) [translation available]

Netherlands 3 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Leeuwarden (JPB Industrial Services B.V. v. Buchen Industrial Services N.V.) 48A [translation available]

Netherlands 7 October 2008 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem (Arens Sondermachinen GmbH v. Smit Draad / Draad Nijmegen B.V.) 48A [abstract available]

Italy 22 February 2008 Milan Chamber of Arbitration Case No. 5706 48A ; 48A1

Netherlands 10 November 2007 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Amsterdam ([...] B.V. v. Produce Agencies Limited, Nieuw Zeeland)

* Spain 18 October 2007 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Madrid (Textiles case) [translation available]

Argentina 31 May 2007 Appellate Court, Buenos Aires (Sr. Carlos Manuel del Corazón de Jesús Bravo Barros v. Salvador Martínez Gares) [translation available]

Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) 48A [translation available]

China December 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/03] (Automobile case) 48A [translation available]

Germany 21 June 2006 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Landsberg (Dust ventilator case) 48A [translation available]

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

Russia 18 October 2005 Arbitration Award 21/2005 (Varnish and paint machine case) 48A [translation available]

Finland 24 May 2005 Hovioikeus / hovrätt [Appellate Court] Turku (Radiated spice case)

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

Russia 23 March 2005 Arbitration Award 126/2004 [translation available]

* Denmark 21 December 2004 Western Appellate Court (Check valves case)

Belgium 17 May 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent [translation available]

Spain 5 November 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Vizcaya

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]

* Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau 48A [translation available]

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

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

* China 29 December 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/33] (Indonesian round logs case) 48B1 [translation available]

Russia 23 September 1999 Cassational Board of Supreme Court of Russian Federation (Case KAC 99-253) [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]

Switzerland 10 February 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 48A2

Russia 3 December 1998 Supreme Court of Russian Federation [translation available]

* Germany 24 September 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Regensburg 48B1 [translation available]

Finland 12 November 1997 Hovioikeus / hovrätt [Appellate Court] Turku 48A ; 48C [translation available]

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

* Germany 25 June 1997 Supreme Court (Stainless steel wire case) [translation available]

* Germany 31 January 1997 [Appellate Court] Koblenz (Acrylic blanket case) 48A ; 48B [translation available]

China 22 May 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/25] (Broadcasting equipment case) 48A [translation available]

China 17 April 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/19] (Air purifier case) 48A [translation available]

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

Germany 23 June 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] München 48A2 [translation available]

* Germany 9 June 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm [translation available]

* France 26 April 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble (Marques Roque v. Manin Riviére) 48A [translation available]

France 19 April 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Versailles

* Germany 1 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg [translation available]

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

Germany 9 November 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg 48A [translation available]

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

China 6 April 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/05] (Printing machine case) 48A [translation available]

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

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

* ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7531 48A1 [English text]

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

Germany 14 April 1993 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Cloppenburg 48A [translation available]

Germany 8 January 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

Switzerland 27 April 1992 Pretore della giurisdizione [District Court] Locarno 48A [translation available]

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

* Italy 24 November 1989 Pretura circondariale [Court of First Instance] Parma [translation available]

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