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Belgium 18 February 2002 District Court Ieper (L. v. SA C.)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/020218b1.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: 20020218 (18 February 2002)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Ieper

JUDGE(S): P. Deseyne, F. Sinaeve, J.P. Noyez

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 318/00

CASE NAME: L. v. SA C.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Pork meat


Case outline

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

Application of CISG: France and Belgium parties to CISG

Non-conformity: not proved

Altered economic circumstances: defendant cannot rely thereupon to escape contractual obligations

General conditions on invoice: not accepted: not valid

Interest rate: currency of payment

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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 6 ; 7 ; 9 ; 19 ; 36 ; 69 ; 78 ; 79 [Also cited: Article 100 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

6A [Choice of law: agreement to apply Convention];

9C [Practices established by the parties];

19A [Reply purporting to accept but containing additions or modifications];

36B [Time for assessing conformity of goods: lack of conformity occurring after passage of risk];

69A1 [Risk passes when buyer takes goods];

78B [Rate of interest];

79B [Impediments excusing party]

Descriptors: Choice of law ; Usages and practices ; Acceptance of offer ; Standard terms and conditions ; Guarantees ; Passage of risk ; Interest ; Currency issues ; Exemptions or impediments ; Hardship

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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=771&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/2002-02-18.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=771&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. 79 para. 37

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