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Article 54

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 54 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 61 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 54 case law:

Argentina      1      Germany   13   Serbia      2                 
Australia   1   Hungary        2   Slovakia       2                
Austria   5   ICC        3   Spain       1                
China     4   Netherlands        1    Switzeland      12                
France     1   Russian Federation;     12   Ukraine     1                
                     TOTAL    61                

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 54 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 54 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 6 July 2007 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.
 

Serbia 6 July 2011 Appellate Commercial Court (Automatic machine for production of fax, adding and thermo rolls case) [translation available]
 

Serbia 30 November 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Flooring case)

Republic of Korea 14 October 2010 Seoul High Court (Cotton seed case)

Serbia 28 April 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Beer case)

Serbia 26 January 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hot-rolled sheets case)
 

Serbia 16 March 2009 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Paper production lines case) [translation available]
 

Republic of Korea 19 December 2008 Seoul Central District Court (Crude oil case) 54A

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

Serbia 18 June 2008 Foreign Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (One-day old female chicken case) 54A [translation available]
 

* Germany 6 July 2007 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Freiburg (Shoe case) [translation available]

* Argentina 31 May 2007 National Commercial Court of Appeals, Division "A" (Sr. Carlos Manuel del Corazón de Jesús Bravo Barros v. Salvador Martínez Gares) 54A [translation available]

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

* Netherlands 2 January 2007 Appellate Court 's-Hertogenbosch (G.W.A. Bernards v. Carstenfelder Baumschulen Pflanzenhandel GmbH)
 

* France 22 December 2006 Tribunal de grande instance [District Court] Strasbourg (Cathode ray tube case) [translation available]

Switzerland 20 December 2006 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Switzerland 27 October 2006 Canton Appellate Court Valais (Bicycle and motorcycle parts case) [translation available]

ICC July 2006 Arbitration Case No. 13846 (Organic compound case) 54A

* Slovak Republic 27 June 2006 District Court Nitra (Children's equipment case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 23 June 2006 Regional Court Nitra (Raw material for women's coats case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 23 May 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Suits case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 12 May 2006 Appellate Court Genève (Office furniture case) [translation available]

Russia 20 March 2006 Arbitration Award 71/2005 [translation available]
 

Switzerland 22 December 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich (Retail fashion clothes case) [translation available]

Chile 10 August 2005 Supreme Court (Agricultural Machinery case)

* Switzerland 27 May 2005 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Welding devices case) [translation available]

* China 25 May 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/09] (Iron ore case) 54A [translation available]

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

China 21 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/14] (Equipment case) [translation available]

* Serbia 21 February 2005 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Young chickens case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 25 January 2005 Commercial Court Aargau (Floor tiles case) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 3 November 2004 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Jura [translation available]

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

* Russia 28 September 2004 Arbitration Award 157/2003

Slovak Republic 29 March 2004 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case) [translation available]
 

* Russia 30 December 2003 Arbitration Award No. 58/2003 [translation available]

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

China 3 December 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2003/02] (False hair case) 54A [translation available]

* Russia 22 October 2003 Arbitration Award No. 134/2001 [translation available]

* Russia 17 September 2003 Arbitration Award No. 24/2003 [translation available]

* Switzerland 19 August 2003 Canton Appellate Court Valais (Clothing, household linen case) [translation available]

* China 7 July 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/18] (Stroller and diaper case) [translation available]

Argentina 2 July 2003 Commercial Court of Original Jurisdiction, Buenos Aires (Arbatax S.A. Reorganization Proceeding) 54A [translation available]

* ICC 2003 International Court of Arbitration, Case 11849 (Fashion products case) 54A1 [English text]
 

* Russia 10 December 2002 Arbitration Award No. 211/2001 [translation available]

Russia 7 June 2002 Arbitration Award No. 116/2001 [translation available]

* Austria 31 May 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Timber case) [translation available]

* China 4 February 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2002/03] (Styrene monomer case) [translation available]
 

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

* Austria 22 October 2001 Supreme Court [1 Ob 77/01g] (Gasoline and gas oil case) [translation available]

* Serbia 24 September 2001 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Plums and mushrooms case) 54A [translation available]

Spain 15 June 2001 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Baleares [translation available]

* Russia 30 May 2001 Arbitration Award No. 185/2000 [translation available]

* Russia 30 May 2001 Arbitration Award No. 239/2000 [translation available]

United States 10 April 2001 U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court [Ohio] (Victoria Alloys v. Fortis Bank)

China February 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2001/01] (Equipment, material and services case) [translation available]

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

Serbia 22 November 2000 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Sweet corn, peas and green beans case) 54A [translation available]

* Australia 17 November 2000 Supreme Court of Queensland (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel) 54A1

* Germany 30 August 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

* Spain 27 March 2000 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Navarra

* Russia 10 February 2000 Arbitration proceeding 340/1999 [translation available]

* Russia 17 January 2000 Arbitration award 28/1998 [translation available]
 

* Germany 27 December 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 June 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau 54A [translation available]

* China 6 January 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/04] (Australian raw wool) [translation available]
 

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

Mexico 30 November 1998 Compromex Arbitration award [translation available]

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

* Switzerland 30 June 1998 Kantonsgericht [Appellate Court] Wallis

* Russia 25 June 1998 Arbitration award 478/1996 54B [translation available]

China 22 June 1998 Shanghai Second Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (China Yitou Group Company. v. Germany Gerhard Freyso LTD GmbH & Co.) 53A [translation available]

Russia 25 May 1998 Arbitration award 104/1997 [translation available]

Germany 27 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Halle

Hungary 1998 Fovárosi Biróság [Metropolitan Court] Budapest
 

* Germany 23 July 1997 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [VIII ZR 134/96] [Benetton II] [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 July 1997 District Court St. Gallen (Fabrics case) [translation available]

Hungary 1 July 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] [translation available]

China 16 June 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/15] (Leather case) 54A [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 February 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Saane 54A [translation available]

* ICC February 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8716 [English text]
 

China 18 December 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/56] (Lentil case) 54A1 [translation available]

* Germany 17 June 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg [translation available]

* Germany 17 April 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Duisburg [translation available]

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

Germany 15 March 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [Benetton II]

Russia 12 March 1996 Arbitration award 218/1995 [translation available]

Germany 5 March 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf

* Austria 6 February 1996 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 54A1 [translation available]

China 5 February 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/07] (Antimony ingot case) [translation available]

Russia 22 January 1996 Arbitration award 40/1995 54A [translation available]
 

Russia 5 December 1995 Arbitration award 426/1994

* Hungary 17 November 1995 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 94124 54A

* Russia 17 October 1995 Arbitration award 123/1992 54A [translation available]

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

Germany 2 May 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [Benetton I]

China 23 April 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/07] (Australian raw wool case) 54A1 [translation available]

Germany 31 March 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]
 

* Austria 10 November 1994 Supreme Court (Chinchilla furs case) [translation available]

* Germany 24 January 1994 Kammergericht [Appellate Court] Berlin [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7660 [English text]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585
 

* Germany 17 September 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 54A [translation available]
 

* China 31 December 1992 Xiamen Intermediate People's Court (Lian Zhong v. Xiamen Trade)

Germany 3 July 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Heidelberg [translation available]

* Hungary 24 March 1992 Fovárosi Biróság [Metropolitan Court]

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7197 54A1

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585 54A1 [English text]
 

Argentina 20 May 1991 Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Comercial [National Commercial Court of First Instance] [translation available]
 

Germany 24 April 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Oldenburg (Fashion textiles case) 53A [translation available]

* Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg
 


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