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Belgium 24 January 1995 District Court Hasselt (Wilvorst Herenmode v. Erarts)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/950124b2.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19950124 (24 January 1995)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): de H. Beerten [presiding]; Swartel, Mv. Pinxten (rechters in handelszaken); Schruers (griffier)

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 2532/93

CASE NAME: Wilvorst Herrenmode GmbH v. NV Erarts

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Tuxedos


Case outline

Reproduced with permission from CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Application of the CISG - Rules of Private International Law of the forum referring to law of Contracting State (Article 1(1)(b)) - Convention on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Hague Conference, June 15, 1955)

Exclusion of the Convention - Article 6 CISG - Implied exclusion - Exclusion by standard terms - National law applicable to validity of standard terms - Choice of law of Contracting State in standard terms

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Normally, Yes [Article 1(1)(b), but Convention held excluded by contract]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 6 [Also relevant: Article 18(1) ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

6A [Exclusion of Convention by contract: express exclusion contained in Commercial letter of confirmation which buyer received but did not object to];

18A [Criteria for acceptance: commercial letter of confirmation]

Descriptors: Exclusion of Convention ; Commercial letters of confirmation

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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

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=261&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/1995-01-24t.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=261&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: Erauw, [1998] Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TvP 35) 1369 [1513-1514 No. 256]

English: Honnold, Uniform Law for International Sales (1999) 175 [Art. 18(1) (commercial letters of confirmation)]

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