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See infra under letter D. Part III is subdivided into five separate chapters. Regarding tort solution in competition with Articles 5 and 35, see generally Lookofsky J.

Regarding Article 8 1see supra No. Thus, whether a buyer who fails initially to discover a non-conformity can later allege breach may well depend on an established practice between the parties or a well known trade usage regarding the nature of a buyer’s duty to unrerstanding within the area of trade concerned caveat emptor. See the discussion in Farnsworth, E. The first part of Paragraph 1 covers the seemingly rare situation where the parties have actually agreed to be bound by a given trade usage; indeed, virtually any agreement between the parties including, of course, an express contractual provision takes precedence over the otherwise applicable CISG supplementary rule.

Continue to consider the foregoing illustration.

Professor Flechtner, emphasizing the somewhat flexible nature of the regard is to be had command in Article 7 1makes an interesting case for a regional CISG interpretation: This article is also available for rental through Lookoffsky. See infra under letter C.

Regarding Article 11, see supra No. See generally infra No. Depending on the circumstances such statements are to be interpreted pursuant to either a subjective or an objective test.


Article 1 1 notwithstanding. The following Chapters of this Encyclopedia monograph contain a more detailed analysis of the Articles of the Convention. Taking a closer look at the first excluded item, we note that the Convention does not apply to sales: Article 1 makes it clear that the Convention rules apply only to ‘sales of goods’ contrats de vente de marchandises.

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The first exception to the Article 16 1 rule derives from the already familiar principle that the offeror is the master of the offer. Depending on the circumstances, the statements of the parties are to be interpreted pursuant to either a subjective or tue objective test. Some might read this phrase as relating only to the time frame for acceptance; others might say the offeror – by providing the time frame for acceptance – has also indicated that the offer is irrevocable during the stated period.

Then again, first impressions can prove deceptive upon closer analysis. Such competition would, of course, not provide plaintiffs with a double recovery but might, e.

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In accordance with the principle that loookofsky offeror is the master of the offer, the acceptance must reach the offeror within the time which the offeror has fixed. See the first sentence of Article 4, supra No. Honnold, Uniform Law at p.

The Convention does not apply to the liability of the seller for death or personal injury caused by the goods, but the CISG rules which govern the seller’s liability in damages for the ‘foreseeable’ consequences of breach can and will be applied to resolve the issue of the seller’s liability for damage to the buyer’s propertyin particular, when tne buyer’s loss is caused by the seller’s breach delivery of non-conforming goods. If the e contrario deduction is looklfsky, and if one party has its place of business in a State tthe open price terms are invalid under domestic law, [1] then a court could declare a contract with an open price term invalid under the applicable domestic law.


It has been suggested that a ‘substantial’ deprivation may be more than what Common lawyers would consider as ‘material’ under lookofsky corresponding domestic law. The good-faith rule in Article 7 1 has been cited, inter aliain support of a decision which declares estoppel venire contra understandiny proprium to be a general Convention principle: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Article 6 provides as follows:. For the purposes of this Convention statements made by and other conduct of a party are to be interpreted according to his intent where the other party knew or could not have been unaware what that intent was.

Paragraph 1 of Article 14 provides as follows:. Many of the ‘special’ seller-related rules underdtanding this part of the Convention must be read in conjunction with other CISG rules: The topics covered are the following: It follows from Article 22 that an acceptance may not be withdrawn after it has become effective: Comment 8 to Article 14 of the Draft.

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Before proceeding to examine the important rules laid down in Article 35, it should again be emphasized that the Convention governs only contractual rights.