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European Court of Justice 16 March 1999 (Transporti Castelleti Spedizioni Internazionali S.p.A. v. Hugo Trumpy S.p.A.)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/990316eu.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: Case text

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19990316 (16 March 1999)

JURISDICTION: European Court of Justice

TRIBUNAL: European Court of Justice

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: C-159/97

CASE NAME: Transporti Castelleti Spedizioni Internazionali S.p.A. v. Hugo Trumpy S.p.A.

CASE HISTORY: See editorial remarks below

SELLER'S COUNTRY: [-]

BUYER'S COUNTRY: [-]

GOODS INVOLVED: [-]


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [dicta reference to CISG]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issues: Article 9(2)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

9B [Implied agreement on international usage; standards]

Descriptors: Usages and practices

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Editorial remarks

EDITOR: Albert H. Kritzer

The Corte Supreme di Cassazione of Italy referred the matter to the European Court of Justice. The Corte di Cassazione "considered that the resolution of the dispute depended upon the interpretation of Article 17 of the Convention [of 27 September 1968 on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial matters (Brussels Convention), as amended by the Convention of 9 October 1978], in that it provides that an agreement conferring jurisdiction can be made, in international trade or commerce, in a form which accords with practices (usages) in that trade or commerce of which the parties are or ought to have been aware" (para. 11 of the opinion of the European Court of Justice, English text).

The conclusions of the Advocate General include the statement that "Cette redaction est inspire de l'article 9, paraghraphe 2, de la Convention de Vienne du 11 avril 1980 sur les contrats de vente internationale de marchandises" (para. 101 n.57, french text). The Advocate General and the Court analyze the meaning of usages in the context considered.

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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: 1999 ECJ CELEX LEXIS 228 (English text); for French text including conclusions of the Advocate General, see LEXIS Affaire C-159/97 du 16 mars 1999

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 9 paras. 16, 20

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