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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 21 June 1989 District Court Almelo (Société Nouvelle des Papéteries v. Machinefabriek)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/890621n1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: F. De Ly; Michael R. Will


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19890621 (21 June 1989)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: Rb Almelo [Rb = Arrondissementsrechtbank = District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 218/1988

CASE NAME: Société Nouvelle des Papéteries v. BV Machinefabriek

CASE HISTORY: 2nd instance Hof Arnhem 12 June 1990; 3rd instance Hoge Raad (Supreme Court) 25 September 1992

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Bale compressor


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES:

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 100(2)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

100B1 [Applicability based on date of contract]

Descriptors: Applicability

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Editorial remarks

EDITORS: Franco Ferrari and Albert H. Kritzer

CISG issues ruled upon:

Opinions were handed down in this case by the District Court (Rb Almelo), the District Appeal Court (Hof Arnem), and the Supreme Court (Hoge Raad). The only reference to the CISG is in the following statement by the District Court.

Applicability. "[T]he contract of the parties dates from the end of 1986. The 'United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods' (CISG Vienna 11 April 1980) which entered into force . . . later . . . cannot be appropriate." This conclusion was not overturned by either the District Appeal Court or the Supreme Court.

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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): Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) 1989 No. 468 [554-556]; Unilex database, 1994 (under Hoge Raad 25 September 1992)

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: Van Roeyen, Bedrijfsjuridische Nerichten (Bb) 1989, 222-224

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