Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods – when does it apply?
Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods was drafted in 1980 in Vienna. When the parties form different countries draft contract on the sale of goods, the issue of applicable law is especially crucial for them. As a rule the parties may choose in the contract any law they like. At the same time, the question arises: which law will be applicable in the absence of choice by the parties? Can international conventions containing substantive norms on the international sale of goods be applied in these situations?