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Belgium 3 October 2001 District Court Kortrijk (NV R v. BV N.C.M.)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/011003b1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20011003 (3 October 2001)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk

JUDGE(S): l. Vandenbroucke, P. De Poot, A. Deceuninck

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 3669/2000

CASE NAME: NV R v. BV N.C.M.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Ribbon


Case outline

Reproduced with permission from CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Application of CISG: both parties from Contracting States

No date for delivery: "as soon as possible"; reasonable period, adjudicated in accordance with previous delivery between parties

Interest rate: lex contractus, interest rate of Belgium

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes [Article 1(1)(a)]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 9 ; 33 ; 74 ; 78 ; 85

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

9C [Practices established by the parties];

33A [Time for delivery: on date fixed by or determinable from contract (defined further in accordance with practice of parties];

74A [General rules for measuring damages];

78B [Rate of interest: lex contractus];

85A [Seller's duty to preserve goods]

Descriptors: Usages and practices ; Delivery ; Damages ; Interest ; Preservation of goods

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Editorial remarks

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=948&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/2001-10-03.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=948&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Article 78 and rate of interest: Mazzotta, Endless disagreement among commentators, much less among courts (2004) [citing this case and 275 other court and arbitral rulings]; [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 33 paras. 7, 17

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