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Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: A Multidisciplinary Perspective


Sooksripaisarnkit, P and Garimella, SR, Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong, pp. 1-288. ISBN 9789626614518 (2019) [Edited Book]

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This book took the date 1 January 1988 as a starting point for its focus. It is the date when the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980), or known in short as the CISG, came into force internationally. All contributions to this book were prepared during the course of the year 2018 with an aim to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the application of the CISG by offering critiques on its application as well as addressing its future. The significance of the CISG can never be underestimated. Until now, 91 countries have ratified this Convention. Among these, many of them are powerful countries in terms of their contribution to the world’s economy, including the People’s Republic of China, the United States of America, Japan, Germany, and France. The fairly new member state to the CISG, Vietnam, is described as "one of the south-east Asia’s fastest-growing economies" which by the year 2020 will be regarded as a developed country. Yet, it is also the case that the CISG is the product of the 20th century. Back then, international commercial circumstances were very different from what the world has witnessed now. To what extent the CISG remains relevant in this modern commercial environment is another question. To set the scene for what will follow in this book, in this chapter, the authors will, in the first part, briefly trace historical developments leading to the drafting of the CISG. The authors will then, in the second part, outline core principles of the CISG. In the third part, the authors will set out what readers can expect to see as they flip through this book.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:international sale of goods, Vienna Convention, CISG
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Commercial law
Research Field:Commercial law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Legal processes
UTAS Author:Sooksripaisarnkit, P (Dr Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
ID Code:134288
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2019-08-06
Last Modified:2019-09-10

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