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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 17 June 1997 Appellate Court Arnhem (Bevaplast v. Tetra Médical)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/970617n1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19970617 (17 June 1997)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 96/449

CASE NAME: Bevaplast BV v. Tetra Médical SA

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Rb Zutphen 20 June 1996

SELLER'S COUNTRY: France

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands

GOODS INVOLVED: Gas compressors


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 34 ; 38 ; 39

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

34A [Seller's obligation to hand over documents];

38A1 [Buyer's obligation to examine goods as soon as practicable in the circumstances: applied to examination to determine presence of requisite documents];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity (a lack of conformity because of missing documents related to the manufacturing process): buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (notice almost three months after delivery held untimely]

Descriptors: Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness

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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=317&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) No. 341; Unilex database [excerpt] <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=317&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: CISG-AC advisory opinion on Examination of the Goods and Notice of Non-Conformity [7 June 2004] (this case and related cases cited in addendum to opinion)

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