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Switzerland 2 April 2015 Bundesgericht
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/150402s1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20150402 (2 April 2015)

JURISDICTION: Switzerland

TRIBUNAL: Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 4A_614/2014

CASE NAME: Unavailable

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Handeslgericht des Kantons Zürich, 17 September 2014; 2nd instance Bundesgericht, 23 September 2013; Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich, 3 April 2013

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Switzerland (Claimant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Italy (Respondent)

GOODS INVOLVED: Wire rod


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 8(1) ; 8(2) ; 8(3) ; 25 ; 39 ; 40 ; 45 ; 49(1)(a) ; 49(1)(b) [Also cited: Articles 7(1) ; 30 ; 31 ; 33 ; 34 ; 35 ; 38 ; 50 ; 51(1) ; 51(2) ; 78 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

1A [Internationality: Parties' places of business in different States (Need to include 1A in the key provisions at issue list of articles)];

7A [Principles of interpretation];

7A1 [International character (art. 7(1))];

8 [Interpretation of Party's Statements or other Conduct];

8A [Intent of party making statement or engaging in conduct (art. 8(1))];

8A1 [Relevant if other party "knows" or "could not have been unaware"];

8B [Interpretation based on objective standards (art. 8(2))];

8B1 [Understanding of reasonable person of same kind as other party];

8B2 [In the same circumstances as the other party];

8C [Interpretation in light of surrounding circumstances (art. 8(3))];

25A [Effect of a fundamental breach];

30 [Summary of Seller's Obligations];

30A [Summary of seller's obligations under articles 30-44];

31 [Place for Delivery];

31A [Contracts involving carriage of goods (art. 31(a))];

33 [Time for Delivery];

33A [On date fixed by or determinable from contract];

34 [Handing Over Documents];

34A [Seller's obligation to hand over documents];

35 [Conformity of Goods to Contract];

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))];

40A [Seller fails to disclose known non-conformity];

45A [Summary of buyer's remedies for breach by seller (art. 45(1))];

49A1 [Fundamental breach of contract (art. 49(1)(a))];

49A11 [Consequences of fundamental breach: art. 81];

49A2 [Seller does not deliver or refuses to deliver];

49A21 [Within additional period set under art. 47 (art. 49(1)(b))];

51A [Delivery or conformity of only part of goods];

50A [Buyer's right to reduce price for non-conforming goods (see art. 35)];

78A [Interest on delay in receiving price or any other sum in arrears]

Descriptors: Application of Convention ; Avoidance ; Conformity of goods ; Damages ; Delivery ; Examination of goods ; Fundamental breach ; General principles ; Good faith ; Intent ; Lack of conformity known to seller ; Lack of conformity notice, specificity ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): <http://relevancy.bger.ch/php/aza/http/index.php?lang=de&type=show_document&highlight_docid=aza://02-04-2015-4A_614-2014&print=yes>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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