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CISG-online 2803
Jurisdiction Switzerland
Tribunal Bundesgericht
Claimant Seller
Respondent Buyer
Date of decision 08-Nov-2016
Case no./Docket no. 4A_451/2016
Seller's country Austria
Buyer's country Switzerland
Goods involved Photographs (Fotografien)
Application of the CISG No, Art. 2(b)
Key CISG provisions cited and discussed Art. 2(b)
CISG provisions also cited
CISG provisions discussed, but not in fact cited
Decision published in Internationales Handelsrecht (IHR) 2017, 72-74
CLOUT no. 0
Pace database (translation generally available)
Other translations
Case history Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich, 10 June 2016, CISG-online 2802
present decision (affirming)
Handelsgericht des Kantons Zürich, 19 December 2016, CISG-online 2916
Text of decision Click here
Comments on decision The Swiss Supreme Court held that an online auction via an internet website is an 'auction' in the sense of Art. 2(b), and that international sales transactions initiated in this manner are therefore not governed be the CISG.

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