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Report to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada on Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

Professor Jacob S. Ziegel, University of Toronto
July 1981

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Article 34

If the seller is bound to hand over documents relating to the goods, he must hand them over at the time and place and in the form required by the contract. If the seller has handed over documents before that time, he may, up to that time, cure any lack of conformity in the documents, if the exercise of this right does not cause the buyer unreasonable inconvenience or unreasonable expense. However, the buyer retains any right to claim damages as provided for in this Convention.


1. Article 34 is merely an expansion of the seller's basic obligations announced in art. 30, but lacks the detail contained in the preceding articles on the seller's delivery obligations with respect to the goods themselves. Presumably it was thought that the subject is already adequately covered in such well known and widely accepted terms as the International Chamber of Commerce's INCOTERMS and its Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (ICC Pub. No. 274 and 290).

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