35 Years CISG and Beyond

Edited by: Ingeborg Schwenzer

This book contains the presentations given at the conference '35 Years CISG and Beyond,' hosted by the University of Basel, SVIR/SSDI (Swiss Association for International Law) and UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) in January 2015. The conference focused on open issues in regard to the CISG's (Contracts for the International Sale of Goods) application and on any possible further harmonization and unification of contract law. The following topics are covered: economic analysis of CISG; the decline of reservations; extending the CISG; CISG, state action, and regionalization; and CISG and fair contract law. Speakers at the conference included the world's leading scholars on the CISG and comparative law, among them the members and rapporteurs of the CISG Advisory Council. Contents include: Part I - Economic Analysis of the CISG [Saving Transaction Costs * Choice of Law in Practice: A Global Empirical Survey] *** Part II - The Decline of Reservations [Reservations and the CISG: The Borderland of Uniform International Sales Law and Treaty Law after 35 Years * Reservations, the Case of the Scandinavian Countries * The Reservation from the Freedom of Form Principle of the CISG: The Case of Russia * The Application of the CISG in International Commercial Arbitration in China] *** Part III - Extending the CISG [Extending the Scope of the 1980 Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods to Framework Distribution Contracts * Natural Gas and the CISG * The CISG and Statute of Limitations * Control of Unfair Standard Terms in International Commercial Contracts * CISG and the Default Interest Rate in Arbitration] *** Part IV - CISG, State Action, and Regionalization [Do We Really Need Special Provisions for Business-to-Consumer Sales? * Application of the CISG to International Government Procurement of Goods * OHADA and CISG: Alternatives or Complementary Instruments? * Harmonization in the European Union * Contract Law in Latin America: Building of a 'Latin American' Ius Commune on Contract Law] *** Part V - CISG and Fair Contract Law [The Politics of Fairness in CISG * The CISG: A Secret Weapon in the Fight for a Fairer World? * International Fair Trade: Fair Trade in International Contracts and Ethical Standard * Beyond CISG: Agricultural Production under Contract * The Future of Contract Law Harmonization: A View From Unidroit] (Series: International Commerce and Arbitration (ICA) - Vol. 19) [Subject: Trade Law, Commercial Law, Arbitration]

382 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Format: Ebooks
ISBN: 9789462744554

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