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Belgium 27 June 1997 District Court Kortrijk (Silver International v. Pochon Tissage)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/970627b1.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: 19970627 (27 June 1997)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van koophandel Kortrijk

JUDGE(S): P. Vanherpe, Rechter; F. Vankeirsbilck and J. Vanbiervliet, Rechters in handelszaken; J. Vanleeuwen, griffier

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 651/97

CASE NAME: N.V. Silver International v. Pochon Tissage S.A.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Yarn (textiles to be woven)


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 38 ; 39 ; 57(1)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

38A1 [Buyer's obligation to examine goods as soon as practicable in the circumstances: defects in prior shipments a factor to consider in determining timeliness of examination];

39A2 [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (Three months after delivery held unreasonable)];

57A [Place for payment: in absence of agreement, payment at seller's place of business]

Descriptors: Jurisdiction ; Payment, place of ; Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Telephone notice

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Editorial remarks

Headnotes by Patrick Wautelet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Jurisdiction: Jurisdiction clause appearing in acknowledgement of order form - Choice for the courts of Kortrijk - Court finds it has jurisdiction - Same result achieved if choice of court disregarded - In that case application of 1968 Brussels Convention Article 5(1) - Jurisdiction of court for place of payment of price - CISG Article 57 determines where the price must be paid - 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 the contracts for the international sale of goods (Hague PIL Conference, June 15, 1955, Article 3) - Contract concluded through French agent of seller - CISG Article 57 dictates that price must be paid at the seller's place of business - Court has jurisdiction

Conformity of the goods: Buyer's obligation to give seller notice of conformity of goods - Failure to give notice - Notice given in respect of other goods than goods for which payment is claimed - Notice given to seller's agent by telephone - Notice given more than three months after delivery - Failure to give timely notice

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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 abstract <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=331&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/1997-06-27.html>; Unilex abstract <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=331&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: Erauw, [1998] Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TvP 35) 1369 [1515 No. 255. 1518 No. 260. 1519-1520 No. 261]

English: Larry A. DiMatteo et al., 34 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business (Winter 2004) 299-440 at nn.344, 442; 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); [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 57 para. 11a; Henschel, The Conformity of Goods in International Sales, Forlaget Thomson (2005) 157

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