As a general rule, the CISG only applies to the sale of goods. If the counterparties of an agreement on the sale of goods decide to apply the law of the country of one of the parties, the applicable law generally applies. However, if the parties agree to apply the law of the country of one of the parties and the «country of origin» of both parties is the CISG, it is likely that the CISG will apply and not the «selected» national law. In the United States, signatories, for example, the CISG is considered a U.S. federal law, which allows for the anticipation or replacement of state law, including the uniform trade code. Often, one forgets that a purely domestic transaction; For example, a contract to sell goods between two Swiss counterparties under Swiss law or between two U.S. counterparties under New York law applicable to New York law may be subject to the CISG if the seller`s goods are delivered from a non-Swiss warehouse or warehouse or manufactured outside Switzerland, in a contracting state of the CISG. , the same result for the United States `[…]. The DSU provides rules and procedures for the consultation and settlement of disputes between members over their rights and obligations under WTO agreements.` vii The contrary view is that the CISG is written «in a simple business language,» which gives judges the opportunity to make the agreement viable in a number of sales situations. [68] It has been said that «the design style is clear and the text is simple and clear by complex subordination clauses,» and that the «general meaning» can be recorded at first reading without the need to be a sales expert. [69] While some may say that it is «international sale 101» to exclude the ICSG from contracts for the sale of goods, this is often not intentional or intentional. A recent Wilk Auslander Wine and Wisdom event, held in our Geneva offices, with lawyers in law firms and private courts in various jurisdictions – the United States, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland, Germany and the Russian Federation – gave some valuable insights.

The objective of the CISG is to create modern, uniform and fair regulations for international goods contracts. As a result, the CISG contributes significantly to the creation of security in trade and to the reduction of transaction costs. Depending on the country, the CISG may constitute a minor or significant derogation from local legislation relating to the sale of goods, providing significant benefits to firms in a contracting state that import goods into other states that have ratified the CISG. Section 25-88; Sale of goods, seller`s obligations, buyer`s obligations, risk transfer, common obligations for both buyer and seller. Writing requirement – Unless otherwise stated, the CISG does not require that a sales contract be reduced to a handwriting. Under the UCC Fraud Act (inherited from the common law), contracts that sell goods for $500 or more are generally unenforceable, except in writing. Articles 89-101 (final provisions) contain the terms and date of the convention`s entry into force, the reservations and declarations authorized, and the application of the agreement to international sales if the two States concerned have the same right or right to do so.