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Article 63

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 63 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 32 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 63 case law:

Australia       2      Germany     10      Serbia;         1    
Austria    3      ICC      2      Switzerland         7    
China    1   Italy      2      Ukraine         1                
France        2   Russian Federation         1      TOTAL      32    

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 63 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 63 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 18 November 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.

Netherlands 26 August 2014 Gerechtshof Den Haag 63A

Russia 14 February 2012 Tenth Arbitration Appeal Court, Moscow

Switzerland 15 January 2010 Appellate Court Genève (Steel case)

Germany 19 March 2009 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Moulding case)

* Germany 18 November 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Brandenburg (Beer case) 63A [translation available]

* Serbia 15 July 2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Milk packaging equipment case) 63A [translation available]

* Germany 14 February 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Antique Jaguar sport car case) 63A [translation available]

China October 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/03] (CD-R and DVD-R production line systems case) [translation available]

* France 22 December 2006 Tribunal de grande instance [District Court] Strasbourg (Cathode ray tube case) 63A [translation available]

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

* Germany 19 October 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Auto case) 63A [translation available]

China April 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/21] (Mono ethylene glycole case) 63A [translation available]

Russia 9 March 2006 Arbitration Award 37/2005 [translation available]

Slovak Republic 11 October 2005 Regional Court Bratislava (Fur case) [translation available]

* Ukraine 19 September 2005 Arbitration Award (Iron ore case) 63A [translation available]

* China 28 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/06] (Wool case) 63A [translation available]

China 24 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/08] (Second pork case) 63B [translation available]

China 2005 Guangdong Higher People's Court [Appellate Court] (Possehl (HK) Limited v. China Metals & Minerals Import & Export (Shenshen) Corporation) [translation available]

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

Germany 22 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf (Shoes case) [translation available]

Russia 28 June 2004 Arbitration Award 167/2003 [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen 63A [translation available]

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

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

Russia 17 February 2003 Arbitration Award No. 168/2001 63A [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 February 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen 63A [translation available]

* ICC 2003 International Court of Arbitration, Case 11849 (Fashion products case) 63A [English text]

* Switzerland 12 December 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug 63A [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 December 2002 Commercial Court St. Gallen (Sizing machine case) [translation available]

* Germany 20 September 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Göttingen [translation available]

China 4 February 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2002/03] (Styrene monomer case) 63A [translation available]

* Austria 24 January 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz 63A [translation available]

* Australia 12 October 2001 Supreme Court of Queensland, Court of Appeal (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel)

China 22 March 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2001/02] (Mung bean case) 63A [translation available]

* Australia 17 November 2000 Supreme Court of Queensland (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel) 63A

Denmark 1 November 2000 Højesterets [Supreme Court] (Gastrolux GmbH v. Pyrolux Production A/S)

* Austria 28 April 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 63A [translation available]

China 1 February 2000 CIETAC Arbitration award [translation available]

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

Belgium 5 May 1999 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

China 8 April 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/21] (New Zealand raw wool case) [translation available]

China 1 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/12] (Canned mandarin oranges case) 63A [translation available]

* France 4 February 1999 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 63A [translation available]

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

* Italy 11 December 1998 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano 63A [translation available]

Austria 10 December 1997 Vienna Arbitration award, Case S-2/97 63A [translation available]

* Switzerland 26 September 1997 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Cutlery case) [translation available]

* Austria 11 September 1997 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 63A [translation available]

* United States 21 July 1997 Federal District Court [New York] (Helen Kaminski v. Marketing Australian Products)

China 26 June 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/17] (Monohydrate zinc sulphate case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 February 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Saane 63A [translation available]

ICC September 1996 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8574 63A [English text]

Germany 21 June 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

Switzerland 31 May 1996 Zürich Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration ZHK 273/1995 [English text]

* Russia 1 December 1995 Arbitration award 22/1995 63A [translation available]

* Germany 21 September 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel 63A [translation available]

Australia 28 April 1995 Federal District Court, Adelaide (Roder v. Rosedown) 63A

Germany 8 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 1720/94] 63A [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585

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

* Germany 14 May 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 63A [translation available]

China 9 January 1993 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1993/03] (Linseed cake case) 63A [translation available]

ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7197

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585 63A [English text]

* Germany 18 January 1991 Landgericht [District Court] Bielefeld

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