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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 6 March 2002 District Court Hasselt (Zapatos Mediterraneos v. Shoe Bizz)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/020306b1.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: 20020306 (6 March 2002)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van Koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 2671/01

CASE NAME: Zapatos Mediterraneos SL v. Shoe Bizz B.V.B.A.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Spain (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Shoes


Case outline

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

Non-conformity notice reasonable period end of season not reasonable

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 7 ; 38 ; 39 [Also cited: Article 27 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

7B1 [Interpretation of Convention: materials for interpretation (international case law)];

38A [Buyer's obligation to examine goods];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time]

Descriptors: Interpretation of Convention ; Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness

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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

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/2002-03-06s.html>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: CISG-AC advisory opinion on Examination of the Goods and Notice of Non-Conformity [7 June 2004] (this case and related cases cited in addendum to opinion); [2004] S.A. Kruisinga, (Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?, Intersentia at 78; 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]

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