Matchup of CISG Article 2 with ULIS/ULF Go to Database Directory || Go to CISG Table of Contents

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

CISG ANTECEDENTS


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 aircraft;

(f) of electricity.

  

ULIS Article 5(1)

The present Law shall not apply to sales:

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

(b) of any ship, vessel or aircraft is or will be subject to registration;

(c) of electricity;

(d) by authority of law or on execution or distress.

[See ULF Article 1(6) for provisions comparable to ULIS 5(1)]


Comments on the match-up

"The exceptions in subparagraphs (c) to (f) [of CISG Article 2] were taken largely unamended, from Article 5(1) of ULIS. On the other hand, subparagraphs (a) (consumer transactions) and (b) auctions) are additions to the list of matters to which the Convention does not apply." Herber in Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods, Peter Schlechtriem ed. (Oxford 1998) 30 [citations omitted].


Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated July 6, 1998
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