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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Legislative history of CISG article 2: Match-up with 1978 Draft to assess relevance of Secretariat Commentary


1978 Draft article 2

This Convention does not apply to sales:

(a) of goods bought for personal, family or household use, unless the seller, at any time before or at the conclusion of the contract, neither knew nor ought to have known that the goods were bought for any such use;

(b) of auction;

(c) on execution or otherwise by authority of law;

(d) of stocks, shares, investment securities, negotiable instruments or money;

(e) of ships, vessels or aircraft;

(f) of electricity.

  

CISG article 2

This Convention does not apply to sales:

(a) of goods bought for personal, family or household use, unless the seller, at any time before or at the conclusion of the contract, neither knew nor ought to have known that the goods were bought for any such use;

(b) by auction;

(c) on execution or otherwise by authority of law;

(d) of stocks, shares, investment securities, negotiable instruments or money;

(e) of ships, vessels, hovercraft or air craft;

(f) of electricity.


Editorial comments

CISG article 2 and 1978 Draft article 2 are identical except "hovercraft" has been added to subparagraph (e) of CISG article 2. The Secretariat Commentary on 1978 Draft article 2 should therefore be relevant to the interpretation of CISG article 2.


Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated July 12, 1999
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