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Spain 9 July 2014 Supreme Court (Red pepper powder)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/140709s4.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG-Spanish website

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20140709 (9 July 2014)

JURISDICTION: Spain

TRIBUNAL: Tribunal Supremo

JUDGE(S): José Ramón Gabriel Ferrándiz

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 4523/2014

CASE NAME: Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and International Flavors & Fragrances IFF v. Ramon Sabater SA

CASE HISTORY: SAP Murcia 25 May 2012

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Spain

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands

GOODS INVOLVED: Red pepper powder


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 1 ; 38 ; 39 ; 44 ; 77 ; 79 [Also discusses: Articles 35 ; 40 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

1B1 [Parties in different Contracting States (art. 1(1)(a))];

35A [Quality, quantity and description required by contract (art. 35(1))];

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

39A [Buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (art. 39(1))];

40B [Sanction: seller loses right to rely on articles 38 and 39];

44A [Excuse for failure to notify pursuant to art. 39(1) & art. 43(1)];

77A [Obligation to take reasonable measures to mitigate damages];

79A [Central issue: exemption from liability for damages (art. 79(1))]

Descriptors: Application of Convention ; Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Mitigation of loss ; Reasonableness

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CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Spanish): CISG-Spanish website <http://www.cisgspanish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/STS-9-julio-2014.pdf>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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