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Article 23

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 23 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 18 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 23 case law:

Australia         1           Hungary       2           Spain        1
Belgium      1           ICC      1           Switzerland        2
France      2           Mexico      1                  
Germany       3           Slovakia      4           TOTAL:   18

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 23 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 23 cases. All cases are listed in chronological sequence, commencing with the most recent. Asterisks identify the cases cited in the 2008 and 2012 UNCITRAL Digests, commencing with the 18 June 2007 citation reported below. Cases are coded to the UNCITRAL Thesaurus.

English texts and full-text English translations of cases are provided as indicated. In most instances researchers can also access UNCITRAL abstracts and link to Unilex abstracts and full-text original-language case texts sourced from Internet websites and other data, including commentaries by scholars to the extent available.
 

Spain 9 July 2013 Appellate Court Cantabria [translation available]

Netherlands 23 January 2013 District Court 's-Hertogenbosch (Conveyor belts case) 23A
 

Austria 13 December 2012 Supreme Court (Insulating material case)

Bulgaria 2 April 2012 Municipal Court of Burgas (Appeals case) 23A

France 7 February 2012 Supreme Court (Ecofrut v. Dole France)
 

Slovak Republic 13 May 2010 District Court in Trnava (Flowers, plants, and seeds case) 23A

United States 21 January 2010 Federal District Court [California] (Golden Valley Grape Juice and Wine, LLC v. Centriys Corporation et al.)

Switzerland 15 January 2010 Appellate Court Genève (Steel case)
 

Belgium 19 June 2009 Court of Cassation [Supreme Court] (Scaform International BV v. Lorraine Tubes S.A.S.) [translation available]

Switzerland 3 June 2009 Canton Appellate Court Vaud (Kitchen panel case)

Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]
 

France 27 May 2008 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Rennes (Brassiere cups case) [translation available]

United States 19 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Florida] (Zhejiang Shaoxing Yongli Printing and Dyeing Co., Ltd v. Microflock Textile Group Corporation)

United States 9 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Delaware] (Solae, LLC v. Hershey Canada, Inc.) 23A

China 9 January 2008 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2008/02] (Metallic silicon case) [translation available]

Greece 2008 Decision 16319/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Tomatoes and lemons case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Slovak Republic 17 September 2007 Regional Court [Appellate Court] in Nitra (Round wafers case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 18 June 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Baked and confectionary goods case) [translation available]

Hungary 6 June 2007 Congrád County Court (Clothing case) [translation available]

Latvia 7 April 2007 Court of Latgale (Fresh pork meat case) 23A

* Slovak Republic 8 January 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case) 23A [translation available]
 

France 22 December 2006 Tribunal de grande instance [District Court] Strasbourg (Cathode ray tube case) 23A [translation available]

* Germany 10 November 2006 Appellate Court Dresden (Meat case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 26 May 2006 Supreme Court (Wafers case) [translation available]

Spain 22 May 2006 Court of First Instance of Badalona (Bermuda shorts case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 6 March 2006 Regional Court Zilina (Lift adaptor case) 23A [translation available]

Slovak Republic 27 February 2006 District Court Nitra (L.-K S.r.l. v. N. S.r.l.) [translation available]
 

* Slovak Republic 20 October 2005 Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic (Polyethelene case) [translation available]

Canada 6 October 2005 Canadian International Trade Tribunal (Cherry Stix Ltd. v. President of the Canada Borders Service Agency)

China 15 September 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2005/15] (Wool and Wooltop case) 23A [translation available]

Croatia 26 July 2005 High Commercial Court [Appellate Court] (Industria Conciaria S.p.A. v. Simecki d.o.o.)

United States 27 April 2005 U.S. District Court [Alabama] (Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. TDY Industries, Inc.)

Spain 31 January 2005 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Cuenca (Live calves case) [translation available]

Belgium 25 January 2005 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Tongeren (Scaforn International BV & Orion Metal BVBA v. Exma CPI SA) [translation available]
 

Belgium 8 November 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 23A [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 October 2004 Canton Court Freiburg (Chemical product case) [translation available]

China 10 October 2004 Higher People's Court [Appellate Court] of Guangdong Province (America Inland Sea Incorporated and China Jiedong County Haifu Fishery v. Jiedong County Yuequn Fishery and Yuequn Hong) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 29 March 2004 Regional Court in Zilina (Polyethelene case) [translation available]
 

Germany 26 November 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Phtalic Anhydride case) [translation available]

United States 5 May 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [9th Cir.] (Chateau des Charmes Wines v. Sabaté USA)

* Belgium 28 April 2003 Appellate Court Liège (SA ED v. S.p.A. LP) [translation available]
 

Germany 29 October 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Schleswig-Holstein (Stallion case) [translation available]
 

Germany 21 December 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg (Natural stones case) 23A [translation available]

Belgium 10 July 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [Commercial Court] Oudenaarde (Textile case) 23A [translation available]
 

Austria 15 June 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz [translation available]

* Spain 28 January 2000 Tribunal Supremo [Supreme Court] [translation available]

ICC 2000 International Court of Arbitration, Case 10329 23A [English text]
 

Germany 3 December 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

Netherlands 14 October 1999 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam 23A [translation available]
 

China 25 December 1998 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1998/11] (Pig iron case) 23A [translation available]
 

Hungary 17 June 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]
 

* Switzerland 10 July 1996 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

* Mexico 29 April 1996 Compromex Arbitration award 23A [translation available]
 

* France 13 December 1995 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Paris [translation available]

* Australia 28 April 1995 Federal District Court, Adelaide (Roder v. Rosedown)

* Germany 8 March 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 304/1993 [commentary available]

Russia 3 March 1995 Arbitration award 309/1993

Germany 8 February 1995 Landgericht [District Court] München [translation available]
 

China 25 October 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/13] (High tensile steel bars case) [translation available]

Germany 14 July 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel]

* ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7844
 

* Hungary 25 September 1992 Supreme Court (Pratt & Whitney v. Malev) [translation available]

Germany 22 September 1992 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Frozen bacon case) 23B [translation available]

* France 22 April 1992 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris

* Hungary 10 January 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 23A [translation available]
 

* Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg 23A


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