The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is a set of rules that govern the sale of goods between businesses in different countries. It aims to provide a uniform set of standards for international trade and reduce legal barriers to commerce. However, there are some things that the CISG does not cover. In this article, we will discuss what is not a provision of the CISG.
The CISG only applies to the sale of goods, not services. This means that if a contract involves the provision of services, it would not be governed by the CISG. Examples of services include consulting, software development, and transportation.
2. Consumer Contracts
The CISG only applies to contracts between businesses. It does not cover contracts between businesses and consumers. Consumer contracts are governed by national laws or international treaties, such as the Consumer Protection Act in the United States.
3. Real Estate
The CISG only applies to the sale of goods, not real estate. Real estate contracts are governed by national laws. Therefore, if a contract involves the sale of land or buildings, it would not be governed by the CISG.
4. Intellectual Property
The CISG does not cover intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. These are governed by national laws or international treaties, such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
5. Sales Contracts with No Written Agreement
The CISG only applies to sales contracts that are in writing. If there is no written agreement, the contract would still be governed by national laws.
In conclusion, the CISG is a valuable tool for businesses engaged in international trade. However, it only covers the sale of goods between businesses and does not apply to services, consumer contracts, real estate, intellectual property, or sales contracts with no written agreement. To ensure that your contracts are properly governed, it is important to consult with legal experts in your respective jurisdictions.