The UN Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (The CISG) - 30 Years after Being Signed Cover Image

30 godina Konvencije UN o ugovorima o međunarodnoj prodaji robe
The UN Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (The CISG) - 30 Years after Being Signed

Author(s): Katarina Jovičić, Slobodan Vukadinović
Subject(s): International Law, International relations/trade, Law on Economics, Financial Markets
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: the CISG; the international sale of goods; the application of the Convention; the interpretation of the Convention;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the importance and scope of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna Convention) and its contribution to the unification of the Law of international sale of goods. Although it does not regulate all matters relating to international sale of goods, the Vienna Convention is undoubtedly the most frequently used source of law for contracts for the international sale of goods. Containing substantive rules to regulate this, the most common, legal operation in international business, the CISG, 30 years after being signed, confirms its successful implementation throughout the world. The paper analyses parts of the Vienna Convention, as chapters of this article, through the prism of the views of leading international scientists, which were presented at the International Conference held at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in November 2010. The paper underlines current and outstanding issues regarding the application and interpretation of the CISG, and the solutions to these problems proposed by different authors. This article pays particular attention to issues of content and conclusion of the sales contracts, lack of conformity of delivered goods, and remedies for non-performance of the contract and the exclusion of contractual liability. In addition, the paper analyses the advantages and disadvantages of international conventions as a source of uniform rules governing contracts for the international sale of goods, as well as the relation of the Vienna Convention and other (especially newer) instruments of unification, which may be applied to regulate this most common legal operation in international business.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 143-172
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Serbian