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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 8 October 1996 District Court Hasselt (Vandermaesen Viswaren v. Euromar Seafood)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/961008b1.html]

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

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19961008 (8 October 1996)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van Koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 975/96

CASE NAME: Vandermaesen Viswaren NV v. Euromar Seafood BV

CASE HISTORY: 2d instance Hof van Beroep [Court of Appeal] Antwerpen 18 May 1999

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Crayfish


Case outline

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

Application of CISG European Contracts Convention (Art. 3) law of residence of seller applicable - Dutch law Netherlands party to CISG

Seller liable for non-delivery

Buyer entitled to interest

Seller has counterclaim interest according to applicable national law: Dutch law

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 21 ; 45 ; 74 ; 77 ; 78

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

Unavailable

Descriptors: Unavailable

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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

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/1996-10-08.html>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Article 78 and rate of interest: Mazzotta, Endless disagreement among commentators, much less among courts (2004) [citing this case and 275 other court and arbitral rulings]

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