Understanding the CISG: A Compact Guide to the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

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Also sometimes referred to as the Vienna Sales Convention, the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) regulates the rights of buyers and sellers in international sales. The Convention, which first entered into effect in 1988, is the first sales law treaty to win acceptance on a worldwide scale. The current list of some 95 Contracting States accounts for more than three-fourths of all world trade. The importance of the CISG in the international arena is underlined by thousands of reported decisions where the CISG has been held to apply, thus evidencing the conduct of countless international traders who – by default or by express choice – regularly subject their sales contracts to the Convention. The CISG has also impacted on sales legislation at national and regional (e.g. EU) levels. The CISG treaty demands an international interpretation, and this fully updated Sixth (Worldwide) Edition draws upon the full range of secondary Convention sources, including worldwide case law and scholarly opinion. Concrete examples are provided throughout.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication Alphen Aan Den Rijn
PublisherKluwer Law International
Number of pages284
ISBN (Print)978-94-035-4192-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-035-4193-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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