English Sales Law Vs. Vienna Convention On CISG
Category: Law and Public Policy
This research provides an analysis of the comparison between the English sales law and the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The two laws have different features that explain the preference of commercial merchants towards the use of the English sales law. It is in this context, a secondary study subjected to narrative review into, how do the features of the English sales law compare with the features of the CISG Act, and what competitive advantages and disadvantages do the English sales law and the CISG Act present over each other; and what features distinguish English Sales Law from CISG to make international businesspersons prefer operating under the English sales law to operating under the CISG, will help understand the intricacies that make English sales law a preferred choice.The ambiguity of the CISG is one of the factors that reduces its attractiveness. Uncertainty in the interpretation of CISG is one of the main reasons as to why it is unattractive in facilitating international commercial transactions. In some instances, the courts may issue contradictory interpretations of the law. In addition, CISG is a fragmentary law as opposed to English sales law, which is a comprehensive body of law. The paper also provides a recommendation on how to tackle some of the limitations inherent in CISG. Lastly, the findings of the study aid in improving the understanding of how best businessmen can make use of and work within the boundaries of the legal English Sales Law as well as of the CISG with an aim to bring about growth in businesses.