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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 4 December 2003 Commercial Court Kortrijk (B. NV v. SN S.r.l.) (Packaging case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/031204b1.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: 20031204 (4 December 2003)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank van Koophandel [Commercial Court] Kortrijk

JUDGE(S): E. Dursin, J. Corne, J. Decorte

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: AR/04279/03

CASE NAME: B. NV v. SN S.r.l.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Italy (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Packaging


Case outline

CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universitiet Leuven

Forum clause -- General Conditions -- on reverse side of invoice, in Dutch and French, while contract in Italian -- no practice between parties -- invalid. Place of performance -- place of delivery not specified in contract -- place of factual delivery or place of performance of obligations that litigation concerns? -- question left open since same result in this case. Place of delivery -- CISG -- delivery -- first transporter -- in Belgium. Place of payment -- residence of seller -- 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 4 ; 31 ; 57

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

Unavailable

Descriptors: Unavailable

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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

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/2003-12-04.html>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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