The exclusion of the validity of the contract from the CISG

does it still matter?

Jadranka Petrovic, Beatrice Hamilton, Cindy Nguyen

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Abstract

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was created to provide a uniform sales law that would address the globalization of world trade and business practices of parties in different contracting states. Despite this notable goal, the CISG excludes from its application highly important questions such as the validity of contract. As of the CISG’s 35th birthday, contract validity proves to still be an issue. This article surveys various strategies to remedy the validity gap in the CISG. The article highlights the difficulties associated with a comprehensive approach to the question of contract validity and suggests the coverage of specific issues where the CISG would be augmented by other initiatives as a more feasible option.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-120
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Business Law
Volume2017
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Petrovic, Jadranka ; Hamilton, Beatrice ; Nguyen, Cindy. / The exclusion of the validity of the contract from the CISG : does it still matter?. In: Journal of Business Law. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 2. pp. 101-120.
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