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GUIDE TO CISG ARTICLE 22

Secretariat Commentary (closest counterpart to an Official Commentary)


Guide to the use of this commentary

The Secretariat Commentary is on the 1978 Draft of the CISG, not the Official Text, which re-numbered most of the articles of the 1978 Draft. The Secretariat Commentary on article 20 of the 1978 Draft is quoted below with the article references contained in this commentary conformed to the numerical sequences of the Official Text, e.g., article 20 [draft counterpart of CISG article 22].

To the extent it is relevant to the Official Text, the Secretariat Commentary on the 1978 Draft is perhaps the most authoritative source one can cite. It is the closest counterpart to an Official Commentary on the CISG. A match-up of this article of the 1978 Draft with the version adopted for the Official Text is necessary to document the relevancy of the Secretariat Commentary on this article. See the match-up for this article for a validation of citations to this Secretariat Commentary. This match-up indicates that article 20 of the 1978 Draft and CISG article 22 are identical.


Text of Secretariat Commentary on article 20 of the 1978 Draft
[draft counterpart of CISG article 22]   [Withdrawal of acceptance]

PRIOR UNIFORM LAW

ULF, article 10.

COMMENTARY

Article 20 [draft counterpart of CISG article 22] provides that an acceptance cannot be withdrawn after it has become effective. This provision complements the rule in article 21 [draft counterpart of CISG article 23] that a contract of sale is concluded at the moment the acceptance becomes effective [see footnote 1] (OFFICIAL RECORDS, p. 25).


FOOTNOTE

1. Article 16(2) and 16(3) [draft counterpart of CISG articles 18(2) and 18(3)] states when an acceptance becomes effective.


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