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Article 59

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 59 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 95 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 59 case law:

Argentina      1      Greece      2   Netherlands       2   Ukraine        1    
Belgium   3   Hungary    2   Russian Federation     5                
Bulgaria   1   ICC       1   Serbia     3                           
China       7   Italy       2   Slovakia     9                             
Germany    28  Mexico        1     Switzerland     27     TOTAL      95    
                                                

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 59 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 59 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 1 July 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.
 

Austria 13 June 2013 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)
 

Bulgaria 20 December 2012 Municipal Court of Pazardzik (Rice case) 59A ; 59B

Austria 13 December 2012 Supreme Court (Insulating material case)

Germany 15 March 2012 District Court München (Model helicopter batteries case) 59A ; 59B
 

China 29 July 2011 Ningbo Intermediate People's Court (Glass case) 59A [translation available]

Serbia 27 July 2011 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Copper wire rod case)

Slovak Republic 9 March 2011 District Court in Trnava 59A ; 59B [translation available]

China 28 January 2011 Shandong High People’s Court [Appellate Court] (Conveyor belts case) 59A

Switzerland 20 January 2011 Higher Cantonal Court Valais (Clothes case)
 

Germany 30 December 2010 District Court Lübeck (Chairs case)

Serbia 30 November 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Flooring case) 59A

Serbia 4 November 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Calcimine case) 59A ; 59B

Serbia 1 November 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Wheat flour case)

Slovak Republic 20 October 2010 District Court in Trnava 59A ; 59B

Slovak Republic 11 October 2010 District Court in Michalovce 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Latvia 27 September 2010 Arbitration Court of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 59A

Serbia 14 September 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Corn hybrid case) 59A

Switzerland 25 June 2010 Commercial Court Zürich (CMC-200 aerosol can manufacturing series case)

Slovak Republic 19 May 2010 District Court in Trnava 59A ; 59B

Slovak Republic 13 May 2010 District Court in Trnava (Flowers, plants, and seeds case) 59A ; 59B

Serbia 6 May 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Agricultural products and cereals case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Serbia 28 April 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Beer case) 59A ; 59B

Germany 22 April 2010 OLG Koblenz (White wine case) 59A

Serbia 26 January 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hot-rolled sheets case) 59A ; 59B
 

Serbia 10 November 2009 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Original DVD recordings case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Slovak Republic 21 July 2009 District Court in Brezno (Coniferous timber Case) 59A ; 59B

* Netherlands 1 July 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Sarens N.V. v. Gemax D.O.O.)

Serbia 4 June 2009 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Mineral water case) 59A [translation available]

Germany 19 May 2009 Landgericht [District Court] München (Flowers case)

* Germany 18 May 2009 District Court München (Flowers case)

* Serbia 16 March 2009 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Paper production lines case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

* Switzerland 28 January 2009 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Fiberglass composite materials case) [translation available]

Serbia 27 January 2009 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Deep frozen seedless sour cherry case) 59A ; 59B

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

Russia 19 December 2008 Arbitration proceeding 14/2008 59A [translation added]

Switzerland 27 November 2008 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Packaging foils case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 26 November 2008 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Fruit and vegetables case) [translation available]

Serbia 17 November 2008 Foreign Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Printed and lined paper rolls case) 59A [translation available]

Serbia 15 October 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Mercantile wheat Case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Serbia 15 September 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Feta cheese and other cheese products case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Serbia 29 August 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hisex Hen case) 59A

Slovak Republic 19 June 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case) [translation available]

Serbia 18 June 2008 Foreign Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (One-day old female chicken case) 59A [translation available]

Serbia 23 May 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Seamless steel pipes case) 59A

* Slovak Republic 22 May 2008 District Court Bratislava (F.E.G.H.C v. T S.r.o.) [translation available]

Spain 12 May 2008 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia (GPS radio systems equipment case)

* Slovak Republic 30 April 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 29 April 2008 District Court Banska Bystrica (Timber case) [translation available]

Spain 8 April 2008 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia (Machines case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 3 April 2008 Supreme Court (Raw materials for women's coats case) 59B [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 7 March 2008 District Court Banska Bystrica (Fruit and vegetables case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case) 1Cb/265/2005 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case - 2) 1Cb/266/2005 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case - 3) 1Cb/270/2005 59A ; 59B [translation available]

Belarus 4 February 2008 Economic Court of the City of Minsk

* Germany 25 January 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg (Café inventory case) [translation available]

* Greece 2008 Decision 43945/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Clothes case) [editorial analysis available]
 

* Slovak Republic 29 October 2007 District Court Bardejov (Glass chaton case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 18 October 2007 District Court Brezno (Office supplies case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 6 September 2007 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Appenzel Ausserhoden (Clothing case) [translation available]

Serbia 31 July 2007 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Meat products case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 27 June 2007 Supreme Court Zilina [translation available]

* Hungary 6 June 2007 Congrád County Court (Clothing case) [translation available]

* Ukraine 13 April 2007 Commercial Court of Donetz Region (Crucible press case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 9 March 2007 Regional Court Bratislava (Blouses case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 8 January 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case) 59B [translation available]
 

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

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

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

* Germany 3 April 2006 Appellate Court Köln (Strawberry plants case) [translation available]

* Mexico 24 March 2006 Superior Court of Baja California [Appellate Court] (Banks Hardwoods California LP v. Jorge Angel Kyriakidez Garcia)

* Russia 13 February 2006 Arbitration Award 102/2005 [translation available]

Serbia 24 January 2006 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Australian wool case) 59A ; 59B [translation available]
 

* China 23 September 2005 New Pudong District People's Court of Shanghai (Xi'an Yun Chang Trade Ltd. v. An Tai International) [translation available]

* China 2 September 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/17] (Freezing facilities case) 59A [translation available]

China 20 July 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/20] (Elevator material case) 59B [translation available]

* China 24 June 2005 Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Children's furniture case) [translation available]

* 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) 59B [translation available]

* Switzerland 23 May 2005 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Nidwalden [translation available]

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

* Switzerland 22 December 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Bern (Watches case) [translation available]

* Germany 10 December 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Bayreuth (Tiles case) [translation available]

Germany 22 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

* Serbia 27 May 2004 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hydro-isolation material case) 59A [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

* Russia 20 April 2004 Arbitration Award 115/2003 [translation available]

* Italy 31 March 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Padova 59A [translation available]

* Switzerland 12 March 2004 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Willisau [translation available]

* Italy 25 February 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Padova 59B [translation available]

Serbia 15 January 2004 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Cast, sewage framed covers and climbing irons case) 59A [translation available]
 

* China 18 December 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2003/12] (AOE and PECVD machines case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 24 October 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

Germany 28 August 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

* Switzerland 19 August 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais [translation available]

Switzerland 30 April 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Furniture case) [translation available]

* Germany 21 March 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin 59A [translation available]

China 17 February 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/16] (Tire case) 59B [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 February 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Greece 2003 Decision 14953/2003 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Shock absorber case) [editorial analysis available]
 

* Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau 59A ; 59B [translation available]

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

* Argentina 21 July 2002 Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial [Appellate Court] [translation available]

* Serbia 12 April 2002 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Sliced timber case) 59A [translation available]

Germany 11 April 2002 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Viechtach [translation available]

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

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

* Russia 22 January 2002 Arbitration Award No. 60/2001 [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) [translation available]

* Russia 25 September 2001 Presidium of Supreme Court (Resolution No. 8508/00) [translation available]

* Serbia 24 September 2001 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Plums and mushrooms case) 59B [translation available]

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

* Bulgaria 12 March 2001 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award, Case 33/98 [translation available]
 

Serbia 22 November 2000 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Sweet corn, peas and green beans case) 59A [translation available]

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

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

* China 31 December 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award 59B [translation available]

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

Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich

* Switzerland 30 June 1998 Kantonsgericht Wallis / Tribunal cantonal Valais [Canton Appellate Court] (Granite stones case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 June 1998 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais

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

* Germany 24 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin (Knitwear case) [translation available]

* Netherlands 20 February 1998 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court] 59B

* Germany 21 January 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Insulating materials case) 59A [translation available]
 

China 31 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/37] (Lindane case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 19 December 1997 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau [translation available]

* Switzerland 28 October 1997 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 2070/97] [translation available]

* Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 July 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Hungary 1 July 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]

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

* Hungary 10 December 1996 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 96074 [English text]

* Switzerland 11 March 1996 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud [01 93 0661]

* Switzerland 11 March 1996 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud [01 93 1061] [translation available]

* CHINA 15 February 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/10] (Hot-rolled plates case) [translation available]

* Germany 15 February 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [11 O 4187/95] [translation available]

* Germany 15 February 1996 District Court Kassel [11 O 4185/95] (Marble slab case) [translation available]

* Germany 29 January 1996 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Augsburg (Shoe case) 59B [translation available]

* Germany 25 January 1996 Landgericht [District Court] München
 

* Germany 12 December 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Marburg [translation available]

* Germany 6 October 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Kehl [translation available]

Netherlands 29 June 1995 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

* Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld [translation available]

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

* Switzerland 20 December 1994 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais 59B [translation available]

* Belgium 5 October 1994 Tribunal commercial [District Court] Bruxelles 59A [translation available]

Netherlands 4 February 1994 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] 's Hertogenbosch

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

* Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Hanover 59A ; 59B

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

* Germany 6 October 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin [translation available]

* Germany 22 May 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Mönchengladbach

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7153 [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 16 December 1991 Pretore della giurisdizione [District Court] Locarno [translation available]

Netherlands 13 September 1991 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court]

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

* Germany 21 December 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Ludwigsburg [translation available]

* Germany 24 April 1990 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Oldenburg (Fashion textiles case) 59A [translation available]

* Germany 3 April 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 59B [translation available]
 


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