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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

 The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and was signed in Vienna in 1980. It came into force as a multilateral treaty on 1st January 1988, after being ratified by 11 countries...

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WELCOME TO MYWELCOME TO MY
PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION
ARNAB DASARNAB DAS
Department of LawDepartment of Law
Port City International UniversityPort City International University
Email: arnab@legislator.comEmail: arnab@legislator.com
Monday, October 9, 2017
United Nations Convention on
Contracts for the International
Sale of Goods (CISG)
HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENTHISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT
 The United Nations Convention on Contracts for
the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was
developed by the United Nations Commission on
International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and was
signed in Vienna in 1980. It came into force as a
multilateral treaty on 1st January 1988, after being
ratified by 11 countries.
 As of May 2016, it has been ratified by 87 states
that account for a significant proportion of world
trade, making it one of the most successful
international uniform laws. Costa Rica is the most
recent state to ratify the Convention, having
acceded to it on 12th July 2017.
2
Monday, October 9, 2017
PURPOSE OF CISGPURPOSE OF CISG
• The main purpose of CISG is to provide a
modern, uniform and fair regime for
contracts for the international sale of
goods.
• Thus, the CISG introducing certainty in
commercial exchanges and decreasing
transaction costs.
3
Monday, October 9, 2017
OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLEROBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER
 Article 30:Article 30: Delivery of goods and handing
over documents
 Article 33:Article 33: Delivery of goods on fixed time
or within reasonable time
 Article 35:Article 35: Conformity of goods
Article 42: Third party claims (industrial
property or intellectual property)
4
Monday, October 9, 2017
REMEDIES FOR BREACH OFREMEDIES FOR BREACH OF
CONTACT BY THE SELLERCONTACT BY THE SELLER
 Article 46:Article 46: Specific performance of
contract
 Article..:Article..: Avoidance of the contract
 Article 52:Article 52: Refusal to take extra quantity
of goods
Articles 74-77: Damages
5
Monday, October 9, 2017
OBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYEROBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYER
 Article 53:Article 53: Payment of price and take
delivery of goods
 Article 56:Article 56: If the price is fixed according to
the weight of the goods, in case of doubt it
is to be determined by the net weight
Article 60: To take delivery in doing all the
acts which could be expected of him in
order to enable the seller to make delivery
or in taking over the goods.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

  • 1. WELCOME TO MYWELCOME TO MY PRESENTATIONPRESENTATION ARNAB DASARNAB DAS Department of LawDepartment of Law Port City International UniversityPort City International University Email: arnab@legislator.comEmail: arnab@legislator.com Monday, October 9, 2017 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
  • 2. HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENTHISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT  The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and was signed in Vienna in 1980. It came into force as a multilateral treaty on 1st January 1988, after being ratified by 11 countries.  As of May 2016, it has been ratified by 87 states that account for a significant proportion of world trade, making it one of the most successful international uniform laws. Costa Rica is the most recent state to ratify the Convention, having acceded to it on 12th July 2017. 2 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 3. PURPOSE OF CISGPURPOSE OF CISG • The main purpose of CISG is to provide a modern, uniform and fair regime for contracts for the international sale of goods. • Thus, the CISG introducing certainty in commercial exchanges and decreasing transaction costs. 3 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 4. OBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLEROBLIGATIONS OF THE SELLER  Article 30:Article 30: Delivery of goods and handing over documents  Article 33:Article 33: Delivery of goods on fixed time or within reasonable time  Article 35:Article 35: Conformity of goods Article 42: Third party claims (industrial property or intellectual property) 4 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 5. REMEDIES FOR BREACH OFREMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTACT BY THE SELLERCONTACT BY THE SELLER  Article 46:Article 46: Specific performance of contract  Article..:Article..: Avoidance of the contract  Article 52:Article 52: Refusal to take extra quantity of goods Articles 74-77: Damages 5 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 6. OBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYEROBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYER  Article 53:Article 53: Payment of price and take delivery of goods  Article 56:Article 56: If the price is fixed according to the weight of the goods, in case of doubt it is to be determined by the net weight Article 60: To take delivery in doing all the acts which could be expected of him in order to enable the seller to make delivery or in taking over the goods. 6 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 7. REMEDIES FOR BREACH OFREMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTACT BY THE BUYERCONTACT BY THE BUYER  Article 62:Article 62: The seller may require the buyer to pay the price, take delivery or perform his other obligations.  Article 64:Article 64: Avoidance of the contract  Articles 74-77:Articles 74-77: Damages 7 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 8. EXEMPTIONS FROM LIABILITYEXEMPTIONS FROM LIABILITY  Article 79:Article 79: A party is not liable for a failure to perform any of his obligations if he proves that the failure was due to an impediment beyond his control. 8 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 9. THANKS TO ALLTHANKS TO ALL for being with us…for being with us…  9 Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 10. THANKS TO ALLTHANKS TO ALL for being with us…for being with us…  9 Monday, October 9, 2017