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The CISG does not have subject headings for its individual articles. The descriptors presented below [in brackets] have been added to help identify the contents of each article.

  • [Preamble]
  • PART I -- SPHERE OF APPLICATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

    • CHAPTER I -- SPHERE OF APPLICATION
      • Article 1 [Basic Rules of applicability; internationality; relation to Contracting State]Article 2 [Exclusions from the Convention]
      • Article 3 [Goods to be manufactured; services]
      • Article 4 [Issues covered and excluded; validity and the effect on property interest in the goods sold]
      • Article 5 [Exclusion of liability for death or personal injury]
      • Article 6 [The contract and the Convention (primacy of the contract)]

    • CHAPTER II -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
      • Article 7 [Interpretation of the Convention]
      • Article 8 [Interpretation of statements or other conduct of a party]
      • Article 9 [Usages and practices applicable to the contract]
      • Article 10 [Definition of "place of business"]
      • Article 11 [Inapplicability of domestic requirement that contract be in writing and of other domestic requirements as to form]
      • Article 12 [Declaration by Contracting State preserving its domestic requirements as to form]
      • Article 13 [Telegram and telex as a "writing"]

       

  • PART II -- FORMATION OF THE CONTRACT
  • PART III -- SALE OF GOODS

    • CHAPTER I -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
    • CHAPTER II -- OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER

      SECTION I. DELIVERY OF THE GOODS AND HANDING OVER OF DOCUMENTS

       

      SECTION II. CONFORMITY OF THE GOODS AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS

       

      SECTION III. REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT BY THE SELLER

       

    • CHAPTER III -- OBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYER

       

      SECTION I. PAYMENT OF THE PRICE

       

      SECTION II. TAKING DELIVERY

       

      SECTION III. REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT BY BUYER

         

      • Article 61 [Remedies available to seller] 
      • Article 62 [Seller's right to compel performance] 
      • Article 63 [Seller's notice fixing additional final period for performance] 
      • Article 64 [Seller's right to avoid the contract] 
      • Article 65 [Seller's notice supplying missing specifications]

       

    • CHAPTER IV -- PASSING OF RISK

       

    • CHAPTER V -- PROVISIONS COMMON TO THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER AND OF THE BUYER

       

      SECTION I. ANTICIPATORY BREACH AND INSTALMENT CONTRACTS

       

      SECTION II. DAMAGES

         

      • Article 74 [General rule for measuring damages] 
      • Article 75 [Measurement of damages when contract avoided] 
      • Article 76 [Measurement of damages when contract avoided -- additional rules] 
      • Article 77 [Mitigation of damages]

       

      SECTION III. INTEREST

       

      SECTION IV. EXEMPTIONS

         

      • Article 79 [Impediment excusing a party from damages] 
      • Article 80 [Failure of performance caused by other party]

       

      SECTION V. EFFECTS OF AVOIDANCE

       

      SECTION VI. PRESERVATION OF THE GOODS

       

    • PART IV -- FINAL PROVISIONS

         

      • Article 89 [Secretary-General designated depositary] 
      • Article 90 [Provisions that Convention does not prevail over certain other international agreements]

      [DECLARATIONS]

         

      • Article 91 [Convention open for signature, subject to ratification, etc] 
      • Article 92 [Contracting State may declare at the time of signature that Part II or Part III not binding] 
      • Article 93 [Applicability to territorial units of a Contracting State] 
      • Article 94 [Applicability to Contracting States having the same or closely related legal rules] 
      • Article 95 [State may declare article 1(1)(b) non-binding] 
      • Article 96 [Provision for continuation of a Contracting State's requirement that contracts be in writing] 
      • Article 97 [Effective date of declarations under Convention] 
      • Article 98 [Restriction on reservations under Convention]

      [ENTRY INTO FORCE]

         

      • Article 99 [Entry into force] 
      • Article 100 [Convention only applies to contracts made after it enters into force] 
      • Article 101 "A Contracting State may denounce this Convention ..."

      [CONCLUDING LANGUAGE]

         

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