contradiction with each other, and the Arabic and English versions of Art. 36 CISG still make different presumptions. The inconsistency between the Arabic and. Furthering the Uniform Application of the CISG: Sources of Law on the Internet, Identification of errors in authentic Arab text of CISG [ – in Arabic and English], . of conflict-of-laws (private international law) rules Contract draftsmen should also note that there are six equally authentic versions of the CISG: the Arabic.

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Some existing declarations have been reviewed and withdrawn by States. Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratifica tion: Precedent, foreign or not, is not legally binding in civil law.

It further produced two draft Conventions, namely the draft Convention on the International Sale of Goods, setting forth the rights and obligations of the seller and buyer under the sales contract, and the draft Convention on the Formation of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which the Working Group completed respectively in and During the period of tothe Secretary-General was often requested by the Commission and the Working Group to prepare reports on certain matters pertaining to international sale of goods.

The autonomy of the parties to international sales contracts is a fundamental theme of the Convention: On the other hand, its good faith obligation may seem relatively limited and in any case obscure Art.

The Convention is rooted in two earlier conventions sponsored by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law Unidroit. Despite the critics, a supporter has said ‘[t]he fact that the costly ignorance of the early days, when many lawyers ignored the CISG entirely, has been replaced by too much enthusiasm that leads to Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or succession.

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

For the documentation of the Working Group on ccisg international sale of goods, see http: Pursuant to article 95, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic declares that it shall not consider itself bound by the provision of article 1, paragraph 1, item bof the Convention. Therefore, in international contracts for the sale of goods between a U. At the time this is written February arabbic, the CISG has attracted more than 70 Contracting States that account for well over two thirds of international trade in goods, and that represent extraordinary economic, geographic and cultural diversity.

The Convention entered into force on 1 January A key point of controversy was whether or not a contract requires a written memorial to be binding.

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods – Main Page

Festschrift for Albert H. Articles 25—88; sale of goods, obligations of the seller, obligations of the buyer, passing of risk, obligations common to both buyer and seller. The purposes of the Center are to promote public understanding of International Commercial Law in Arab States; support and encourage scholars of Arab States to have a more effective and significant role formulating and developing rules governing international business transactions; and to share arabicc of International Commercial Visg and Dispute Resolution Procedures with Universities, Institutions, scholars, jurists, counsel and practitioners.


This database is compiled from submissions by many contributors and correspondents from the Arab States under the general editorship of Professor Hossam El Saghir with the cooperation of the Institute of International Commercial Law, Pace University School of Law.

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If the breach is not fundamental, then the contract is not avoided and remedies may be sought including claiming damages, specific performance, and adjustment of price. Generally, the goods must be of the quality, quantity, and description required by the contract, be suitably packaged and fit for purpose.

Electronic Library on International Commercial Law and the CISG

Rwanda [22] and Guatemala [23] have concluded the domestic procedure of consideration of the CISG and adopted laws authorising its adoption; the CISG will enter into force for it once the instrument of accession is deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

When the Convention applies, it does not govern every issue that can arise from an international sales contract: At the time this is written, 18 States have signed the Electronic Communications Convention, although it has xisg yet been ratified or acceded to by any State and it has not yet entered into force. In both cases, the Working Group recommended that the Commission adopt new texts, which would be more acceptable to countries of different legal, economic or social systems.

To achieve its fundamental purpose of providing uniform rules for international sales, the Convention itself requires that it be interpreted with a view to maintaining its international character and uniformity. In many nations, however, oral contracts are accepted, and those States had no objection to signing, so States with a strict written requirement exercised their ability to exclude those articles relating to oral contracts, enabling them to sign as well.

The self-executing treaty aims to reduce obstacles to international trade, particularly those associated with choice of law issues, by creating even-handed and modern substantive rules governing the rights and obligations of parties to international sales contracts.

Changes to price, payment, quality, quantity, delivery, liability of the parties, and arbitration conditions may all materially alter the terms of the offer. Published with the kind permission of the IBA 20 minutes, Full version.


Depending on the country, the CISG can represent a small or significant departure from local legislation relating to the sale of goods, and in this arabi provide important benefits to companies from one contracting state that import goods into other states that have ratified the CISG. The CISG entered into force in eleven initial Contracting States on 1 Januaryand since that time has steadily and continuously attracted a diverse group of adherents.

The CISG says that any change cidg the original conditions is a rejection of the offer—it is a counter-offer —unless the modified terms do not materially alter the terms of the offer.

China 12 China The CISG allows for a sale to be oral or unsigned, [39] but in some countries, contracts are not valid unless aabic.

Norway 18 Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratifica tion: For further information and cissg on the Convention and its preparatory works including working documents of the United Nations Conference on Contracts for the International Sale of Goodssee the official website of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Among the many significant provisions of the CISG are those addressing the following matters: A number of States have declared they will not be bound by this condition. Contracting States and Reservations. According the four Nordic countries directly concerned Finland, Denmark, Norway and Swedenthis withdrawal should be considered as a unilateral declaration which took effect in accordance with the second sentence of article 97 3on the first day of the month following the expiration of six months after the date of its receipt by the depositary, i.

Issues addressed in the Electronic Communications Convention include contract formation by automated communications, the time and place that electronic communications are deemed dispatched and received, determination of the location of parties employing electronic communications, and criteria for establishing functional equivalence between electronic and hard copy communication and authentication.

With some limited exceptions, the CISG does not apply to personal, family, or household goods, nor does it apply to auctions, ships, aircraft, [32] or intangibles [33] and services. Legislative History including the Secretariat Commentary. The CISG applies to contracts of the sale of goods between parties whose places of business are in different States, when the States are Contracting States Article 1 1 a.

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