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Article 79

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 79 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. 79 case law:

AAA       1      Finland      1    ICC          3     Switzerland         3    
Austria        1      France          3     Italy          3     United States         4    
Belgium    3    Germany        13     Netherlands          2                    
Bulgaria         2  Greece        1   Russian Federation        10                    
China           8      Hungary          1      Slovakia          2     TOTAL      61    

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 79 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 79 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 19 June 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.

For another analysis of Article 79 case law - also Art. 79 doctrine and legislative history - see Sonja A. Kruisinga, "(Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?", Intersentia (2004) 123-154.

For a more recent case annotated analysis of issues associated with Article 79, go to CISG-AC Opinion no. 7, dated 12 October 2007. Rapporteur: Professor Alejandro M. Garro, Columbia University School of Law. Analysis endorsed by: Jan Ramberg (Chair), Eric E. Bergsten, Michael Joachim Bonell, Alejandro M. Garro, Roy M. Goode, John Y. Gotanda, Sergei N. Lebedev, Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Ingeborg Schwenzer, Hiroo Sono, Claude Witz (Members); Loukas A. Mistelis (Secretary)

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.

Spain 6 April 2015 Audiencia Provincial de Valladolid

Spain 9 July 2014 Supreme Court (Red pepper powder) 79A

Spain 5 June 2014 Supreme Court [Civil Division, 1st section) (Cheese case 79B11

France 27 March 2014 Appellate Court Lyon (Rails case) 79A

Germany 24 April 2013 Provincial Court of Appeal (Printed work case)

Germany 5 February 2013 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Beer case)

Germany 26 September 2012 Supreme Court (Clay case) [translation available]

Germany 29 May 2012 District Court Köln (Printed work case) [translation available]

Spain 25 May 2012 Appellate Court Murcia (Red Pepper Powder Case) 79B ; 79B11

Colombia 21 February 2012 Corte Suprema de Justicia [Supreme Court] (Loan agreement case) 79A ; 79E

Austria 8 February 2012 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz (Retractors case)

Poland 8 February 2012 Supreme Court (Coke fuel case)

Ukraine 23 January 2012 Arbitration proceeding (Corn case) 79A

Switzerland 22 November 2010 Commercial Court Zurich (Clothing case) 79A ; 79C

Serbia 15 June 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Euro diesel case)

Switzerland 10 March 2010 Commercial Court Aargau (Converter case)

Denmark 26 February 2010 Maritime and Commercial Court Copenhagen (Diesel jeans case)

* Belgium 19 June 2009 Court of Cassation [Supreme Court] (Scaform International BV v. Lorraine Tubes S.A.S.) 79B [translation available]

* United States 26 May 2009 Federal Appellate Court [2nd Circuit] (Macromex S.r.l. v. Globex International Inc.)

* Slovak Republic 12 March 2009 District Court in Komarno (Frozen peas case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 24 February 2009 District Court in Komarno (Potatoes case) [translation available]

Italy 29 January 2009 Tribunale di Bolzano [District Court] [translation available]

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

Germany 18 November 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Brandenburg (Beer case) 79E [translation available]

* United States 20 August 2008 U.S. District Court [New York] (Hilaturas Miel, S.L. v. Republic of Iraq) 79B

Netherlands 9 July 2008 Rechtbank [District Court] Maastricht (Agristo N.V. v. Macces Agri B.V.) 79B [translation available]

Cuba 16 June 2008 Supreme People's Court [Economic Chamber] (Nordic boots case)

Russia 13 May 2008 Arbitration Award 13/2007

* United States 16 April 2008 U.S. District Court [New York] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International, Inc.) 79B13 ; 79G

Germany 5 March 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Stolen car case) 79B [translation available]

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

Germany 27 November 2007 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 79B [translation available]

* American Arbitration Association 23 October 2007 [Interim Award] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International Inc.) 79B13 ; 79G

Spain 23 October 2007 Juzgado de Primera Instancia [District Court] La Laguna

* China May 2007 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2007/06] (Hammer mill case) [translation available]

* Germany 21 March 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Stolen automobile case) 79A [translation available]

* Russia 15 November 2006 Arbitration Award 30/2006 79A [translation available]

Latvia 16 August 2006 District Court Valmiera (Contract for the subsidy of a project case) 79A ; 79B

United States 4 April 2006 Federal District Court [New Jersey] (Valero Marketing v. Green Oy) 79B

* Greece 2006 Decision 63/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Lamia (Sunflower seed case) 79B ; 79G [editorial analysis available]

China 7 December 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2005/05] (Heaters case) [translation available]

* Russia 21 November 2005 Arbitration Award 42/2005 (Equipment case) 79B [translation available]

* China 25 May 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/09] (Iron ore case) 79B [translation available]

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

Switzerland 5 April 2005 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Belgium 25 January 2005 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Tongeren (Scaforn International BV & Orion Metal BVBA v. Exma CPI SA) 79B [translation available]

* United States 6 July 2004 U.S. District Court [Illinois] (Raw Materials Inc. v. Manfred Forberich GmbH & Co., KG) 79B ; 79B12

* France 30 June 2004 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] 79B [translation available]

* Austria 21 April 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] (Omnibus case) 79C [translation available]

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

* Russia 9 April 2004 Arbitration Award 129/2003 79C [translation available]

* Switzerland 12 March 2004 Amtsgericht [County Court] Willisau 79B [translation available]

Switzerland 11 February 2004 Appelationshof [Appellate Court] Bern (Cable case) [translation available]

* Germany 2 February 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Zweibrücken 79B [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 October 2003 Tribunale d’appello [Appellate Court] Lugano, Cantone del Ticino 79C [translation available]

* China 17 September 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/14] (Australia cotton case) 79B1 [translation available]

* China 26 June 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/10] (Alumina case) 79B [translation available]

* Russia 16 June 2003 Arbitration Award No. 135/2002 79B [translation available]

Netherlands 29 January 2003 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle

Switzerland 3 December 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

* China 21 October 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/16] (Engraving machine case) 79A [translation available]

Germany 22 August 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Freiburg

* Germany 22 August 2002 Appellate Court Schleswig (Live sheep case) [translation available]

* China 9 August 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/21] (Yellow phosphorus case) 79A [translation available]

Belgium 18 February 2002 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Ieper 79B

* China 4 February 2002 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2002/17] (Steel bar case) 79B ; 79E [translation available]

* Russia 4 February 2002 Arbitration Court [Appellate Court] for the Moscow Region 79B [translation available]

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

* Germany 9 January 2002 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 79A [translation available]

* China 25 December 2001 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2001/04] (DVD HiFi case) 79C [translation available]

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

* Russia 30 July 2001 Arbitration Award No. 198/2000 79B [translation available]

* Netherlands 12 July 2001 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam [translation available]

* France 12 June 2001 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Colmar 79B [translation available]

Russia 27 April 2001 Constitutional Court of Russian Federation (Resolution No. 7-P) [translation available]

Bulgaria 19 March 2001 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award, Case 26/99 79B [translation available]

Switzerland 8 December 2000 Canton Appellate Court Vaud (Coffin case)

Germany 23 October 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Powdered milk case) 79B [translation available]

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

Switzerland 15 September 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] [4P.75/2000] 79B [translation available]

* Italy 12 July 2000 Tribunale [District Court] Vigevano [translation available]

China 30 June 2000 Wuhan Economic and Technology Development Zone People's Court [District Court] (Shen Zhen fengshen Industry Development Co. v. INTER SERVICE INTERNATION France) [translation available]

Russia 6 June 2000 Arbitration award 406/1998 79B [translation available]

ICC 2000 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8790 79A [English text]

* Italy 29 December 1999 Tribunale [District Court] Pavia [translation available]

Austria 29 June 1999 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

ICC June 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9187 [English text]

China 31 May 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/27] (Indium ingot case) 79B [translation available]

* Germany 24 March 1999 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 79B1 ; 79C [translation available]

* Switzerland 10 February 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 79C [translation available]

Austria 15 December 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 79B [translation available]

China 15 December 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1998/09] (Shirt case) 79B [translation available]

Italy 11 December 1998 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano 79A [translation available]

Russia 24 November 1998 Arbitration award 96/1998 79B1 [translation available]

Russia 6 October 1998 Arbitration award 269/1997 79B [translation available]

* Netherlands 2 October 1998 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] 's Hertogenbosch 79B [translation available]

Russia 10 June 1998 Arbitration award 83/1997 [translation available]

* Germany 31 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Zweibrücken (Vine was case) 79B ; 79C [translation available]

* Russia 16 February 1998 High Arbitration Court [Information Letter No. 29] 79B

* Bulgaria 12 February 1998 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award, Case 11/1996 79B [translation available]

* France 19 January 1998 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Besançon 79C [translation available]

Russia 12 January 1998 Arbitration award 152/1996 79B [translation available]

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

France 18 December 1997 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Colmar [translation available]

China 30 November 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/33] 79B [translation available]

China 29 September 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/28] (Aluminium oxide case) 79B [translation available]

* Germany 4 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 79B1 [translation available]

China 25 June 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/16] (Art paper case) 79B [translation available]

Russia 11 June 1997 Arbitration award 255/1994 79B [translation available]

Russia 13 May 1997 Arbitration award 3/1996 79A [translation available]

Russia 11 May 1997 Arbitration award 2/1995 79B [translation available]

Hungary 8 May 1997 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 96036

China 7 May 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/11] (Sanguinarine case) 79B [translation available]

Germany 17 April 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Frankenthal

* Germany 28 February 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg 79B [translation available]

* Russia 22 January 1997 Arbitration award 155/1996 79A [translation available]

Finland 17 January 1997 Tampere Court of First Instance [translation available]

ICC January 1997 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8786 79B [English text]

Russia 1997 High Arbitration Court [Ruling No. 4, case 4]

China 31 December 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/58] (High carbon tool steel case) 79B [translation available]

* Hungary 10 December 1996 Budapest Arbitration award Vb 96074 79G [English text]

China 30 July 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/33] (Ferro-molybdenum alloy case) 79A ; 79C [translation available]

China 2 May 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/21] ("FeMo" alloy case) 79B [translation available]

* Bulgaria 24 April 1996 Bulgaria Chamber of Commerce Arbitration award 56/1995 79B [translation available]

* Germany 21 March 1996 Hamburg Arbitration award 79B ; 79C [translation available]

China 14 March 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/14] (Dried sweet potatoes case) 79B [translation available]

Russia 10 February 1996 Arbitration Award No. 328/1994 79B ; 79E [translation available]

Austria 6 February 1996 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 79E [translation available]

China 30 January 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/05] (Compound fertilizer case) 79C [translation available]

ICC 1996 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8501

Russia 13 December 1995 Arbitration Award 364/1994 79B [translation available]

Russia 1 December 1995 Arbitration award 369/1994 [translation available]

Germany 16 November 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Köln

* Russia 17 October 1995 Arbitration award 123/1992 79B [translation available]

Germany 2 October 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

* Germany 21 August 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Ellwangen [translation available]

Russia 15 May 1995 Arbitration award 321/1994 79B [translation available]

* Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld

* Belgium 2 May 1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 79B

China 28 April 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/08] (Rolled wire rod coil case) 79B [translation available]

Switzerland 26 April 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

* Russia 16 March 1995 Arbitration award 155/1994 79B1 ; 79C [translation available]

China 10 March 1995 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/04] (Wool case) 79C [translation available]

* ICC 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 8128 79C [translation available]

Russia 17 November 1994 Arbitration award 493/1993

Germany 15 September 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin (Shoes case) [translation available]

Germany 2 August 1994 Landgericht [District Court] München

China 17 June 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/08] (Warm rolled steel plates case) 79C [translation available]

* Germany 4 May 1994 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Charlottenburg 79A ; 79E [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585

Israel 22 August 1993 Supreme Court (Examin v. Textile and Footware) [translation available]

China 7 August 1993 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1993/11] (Semi-automatic weapons case) 79B12 [translation available]

* Germany 14 May 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 79F [translation available]

* Italy 14 January 1993 Tribunale Civile [District Court] Monza 79B [translation available]

ICC 1993 International Court of Arbitration, Case 6653 [translation available]

Hungary 1992 Legfelsobb Biróság [Supreme Court] 79B1 ; 79C

* ICC 1992 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7197 79B

China 6 June 1991 [date claim filed] Shenzhen CIETAC Arbitration award 79B [translation available]

* ICC 28 August 1989 International Court of Arbitration, Case 6281 79G [English text]

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