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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 6 January 1997 District Court Kortrijk (Vano v. Manufactures de chaussures Jean Cabireau)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/970106b1.html]

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

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19970106 (6 January 1997)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van koophandel Kortrijk

JUDGE(S): P. Vanherpe, Rechter; F. D'Huyvetter and W. Detremmerie, Rechters in handelszaken; B. Lefebvre, griffier

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 3247/96

CASE NAME: B.V.B.A. Vano v. S.A. Manufactures de chaussures Jean Cabireau

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plantiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Safety shoes


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes [Article 1(1)(b)]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 31(a) [Also cited: Articles 6 ; 35 ; 57(1)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

31A1 [Place for delivery (contracts involving carriage of goods): obligation to hand goods to first carrier]

Descriptors: Jurisdiction ; Delivery

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Editorial remarks

Headnotes by Patrick Wautelet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Jurisdiction: 1968 Brussels Convention Article 5(1) - Jurisdiction of court for place of delivery of conforming goods; Application of 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 the contracts for the international sale of goods (Hague PIL Conference, June 15, 1955, Article 3) - CISG applicable because incorporated in French law; Place of delivery (Article 31 CISG): Sale with carriage of goods - Handing the goods over to the first carrier - Seller's place of business - Seller's obligation to deliver conforming goods (Article 35 CISG); Place of performance: Seller's place of business - Court lacks jurisdiction

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstracts: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=334&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/1997-01-06.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=334&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: Erauw, [1998] Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TvP 35) 1369 [1513 No. 255, 1516 No. 258]

English: [2004] S.A. Kruisinga, (Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?, Intersentia at 57

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