The provisions matched below are considerably different; "[t]he sphere of application of the CISG is the part of the Convention which has probably undergone the most changes in comparison with ULF and ULIS." Schlechtriem in Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods, Peter Schlechtriem ed. (Oxford 1998) 13.
CISG Article 1 ULIS Article 1(1) 1. This Convention applies to The present Law shall apply contracts of sale of goods to contracts of sale of goods between parties whose places entered into by parties whose of business are in different places of business are in the States: (a) when the States are territories of different States, Contracting States; or (b) when in each of the following cases: the rules of private international law lead to the application of the (a) where the contract involves law of Contracting State. the sale of goods which are at the time of conclusion of the 2. The fact that the parties have contract in the course of their places of business in carriage or will be carried different States is to be from the territory of one State disregarded whenever this fact to the territory of another; does not appear either from the contract or from any dealings (b) where the acts of constituting between, or from information the offer and the acceptance disclosed by the parties at any have been effected in the time before or at the conclusion territories of different States; of the contract. (c) where delivery of goods is to 3. Neither the nationality of the be made in the territory of a parties nor the civil or commercial state other than that within character of the parties the whose territory the acts contract is to be taken into constituting the offer and the consideration in determining the acceptance have been effected. application of this Convention. SEE ALSO: ULIS Article 1(3), (4) and (5) 3. The application of the present Law shall not depend on the nationality of the parties. 4. In the case of contracts by correspondence, offer and acceptance shall be considered to have been effected in the territory of the same State only if the letters, telegrams or other documentary communications which contain them have been sent and received in the territory of the State. 5. For the purpose of determining whether the parties have their places of business or habitual residences in "different States", any two or more States shall not be considered to be "different States" if a valid declaration to that effect made under Article II of the Convention dated the 1st day of July 1964 relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods is in force in respect of them. ULIS Article 2 Rules of private international law shall be excluded for the purpose of the application of the present Law, subject to any provision to the contrary in the said Law. ULIS Article 7 The present law shall apply to sales regardless of the commercial or civil character of the parties or of the contracts. [See ULF Article 1(1), (3), (4), (5) and (8) for provisions comparable to the cited ULIS articles]
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