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2012 UNCITRAL Digest of case law on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods

Digest of Article 17 case law [reproduced with permission of UNCITRAL] [*]

Article 17

An offer, even if it is irrevocable, is terminated when a rejection reaches the offeror.

OVERVIEW

1. Article 17 states that an offer terminates when a rejection reaches the offeror. This is true whether or not the offer is irrevocable. Article 24 defines when a revocation "reaches" the offeror. Although article 17 has been cited,[1] there are no reported cases interpreting it.


NOTES

* This presentation of the UNCITRAL Digest is a slightly modified version of the original UNCITRAL text at <http://www.uncitral.org/pdf/english/clout/CISG-digest-2012-e.pdf>. The following modifications were made by the Institute of International Commercial Law of the Pace University School of Law:

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1. [GERMANY Landgericht Oldenburg 28 February 1996] (citing articles 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19).


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