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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 16 July 1992 Appellate Court Amsterdam (Box Doccia Megius v. Wilux International)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/920716n1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19920716 (16 July 1992)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: Hof Amsterdam [Hof = Gerechtshof = District Appeal Court]

JUDGE(S): Cornelissen, Beukenhorst, De Vrieze-Oostvogel

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 550/92SKG

CASE NAME: Box Doccia Megius v. Wilux International BV

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Rb Utrecht 16 April 1992 [partly reversed]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Shower cabinets


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [scope issue]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 4

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

4A ; 4B [Scope of CISG: issues covered; Issues excluded]

Descriptors: Scope of Convention ; Distributorship agreements

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Editorial remarks

EDITORS: Franco Ferrari and Albert H. Kritzer

CISG issues ruled upon:

Scope of CISG/Distributorship agreements. The subject of the proceeding is an exclusive distribution contract for the resale of shower cabinets entered into between an Italian seller and a Dutch buyer. The only portion of the opinion relevant to the CISG reads as follows: "Rightly, the President [of the Rb Utrecht (District Court)] has judged that the CISG is inapplicable because it does not contain rules regarding a contract of exclusivity on which [buyer] bases his claim. Perhaps this Convention would be applicable . . . if the dispute between the parties concerned the individual contracts of sale under the 'frame contract', but that is not the issue before the court. This dispute concerns the frame contract itself."

This opinion is citable for the proposition that while the CISG may be applicable to contracts of sale under a frame contract (distributor agreement), it does not apply to exclusivity provisions of the frame contract.

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=35&step=Abstract>

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1994) 854 No. 36

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) 1992 No. 420 [711-717]; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=35&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Ferrari, International Legal Forum (4/1998) 138-255 [185 n.402 (applicability to sales under distribution agreements)]; L. Del Duca & P. Del Duca, 27 UCC Law Journal (1995) at 349

French: Witz, Les premières applications jurisprudentielles du droit uniforme de la vente internationale (L.G.D.J., Paris: 1995), 32 n.34

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