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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

The UN Convention of 11 April 1980 (or “Vienna Convention”) on contracts for the international sale of goods - the CISG - is an international, uniform sales law for cross-border sale of goods contracts. As an international Convention, the CISG is open to ratification by any State in the world. Pursuant to Article 1(1) (a), it applies to sales of goods contracts between contractual parties whose places of business are in different Contracting States. According to Article 1(1) (b), it furthermore applies when the rules of private international law point to the law of a Contracting State as the applicable law. The application of provisions of the CISG can be waived by the parties to the sales contracts.


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PART I
SPHERE OF APPLICATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter I
SPHERE OF APPLICATION
C
62
6
C
23
34
0
56
Chapter II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
148
71
30
2
9
2
2
PART II
FORMATION OF THE CONTRACT
43
0
0
0
42
32
0
0
0
5
0
PART III
SALE OF GOODS
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
49
10
8
1
16
Chapter II
OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER
4
Section I
Delivery of the goods and handing over of documents
37
2
11
0
Section II
Conformity of the goods and third party claims
44
9
0
92
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Compendium is being revised
C
185
23
3
5
3
8
Section III
Remedies for breach of contract by the seller
25
7
11
4
75
12
5
2
Chapter III
OBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYER
8
Section I
Payment of the price
3
7
0
41
14
10
Section II
Taking delivery
2
Section III
Remedies for breach of contract by the buyer
2
1
5
10
1
Chapter IV
PASSING OF RISK
3
4
0
6
0
Chapter V
PROVISIONS COMMON TO THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER AND OF THE BUYER
Section I
Anticipatory breach and instalment contracts
19
4
12
Section II
Damages
76
13
5
20
Section III
Interest
120
Section IV
Exemptions
16
9
Section V
Effects of avoidance
11
15
0
12
Section VI
Preservation of the goods
1
1
0
2
PART IV
FINAL PROVISIONS
0
0
0
4
6
0
1
3
0
0
0
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