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Belgium 17 June 1998 District Court Hasselt (Koning & Hartman and Klaasing Electronics v. Beerten)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/980617b1.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: 19980617 (17 June 1998)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van Koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 1639/95

CASE NAME: Koning & Hartman B.V. and Klaasing Electronics B.V. v. Beerten N.V.

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Vrederechter te Hasselt 15 February 1995

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Unavailable


Case outline

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

Applicable law - Convention on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Hague PIL Conference, June 15, 1955) residence of seller Netherlands in Netherlands CISG applicable CISG applicable

Notice of non-conformity not timely

Repairs of goods by seller second delivery if still not conform timely notification required

Interest Dutch law

Interest - no VAT on intercommunity commerce

Applicable law (for repairs) art. 4(1) and 4(2) of European Contracts Convention residence of party who has to perform characteristic performance - Netherlands

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 4 ; 38 ; 39 ; 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/1998-06-17.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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