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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 16 September 1998 District Court Hasselt (Pelter Pressing v. MAF Diskettes) (Centercores case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/980916b1.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: 19980916 (16 September 1998)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 2324/98

CASE NAME: Pelter Pressing N.V. v. MAF Diskettes S.r.l.

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Italy (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Centercores


Case outline

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

Jurisdiction of the Court - Jurisdiction clause for the Courts of Belgium in invoices send by seller – Clause not applied by court because no compliance with requirements of Article 17 Brussels Convention

Jurisdiction of the Court – Application of Article 5-1 of Brussels Convention – Place of performance of obligation to pay the price

Application of the CISG – Both countries party to CISG – Direct application of CISG (Article 1(1)(a)) – Application limited to invoices dating from after coming into force of CISG in Belgium - CISG Article 57 determines where the price must be paid – Price to be paid at seller’s place, i.e., Belgium

Invoices dating from before coming into force of CISG in Belgium – No application of CISG – Determination of applicable law - Convention on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Hague PIL Conference, June 15, 1955, Article 3) – Refers to law of seller, Belgian law – Uniform Sales Law of 1964 part of Belgian law – application of Article 59 of Uniform Sales Law

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Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 57

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

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/1998-09-16.html>

Translation (French): [1999] Revue de droit commercial belge / Tijdschrift voor Belgisch handelsrecht 65-66 (Van Houtte)

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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