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Part I International Sales Governed by English Law, 5 Licences and Impossibility

MG Bridge

From: The International Sale of Goods (4th Edition)

Michael Bridge

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 September 2021

5.01 This chapter deals with the related subjects of licences and impossibility of performance. As will be seen, the two subjects are closely connected, since one of the most disruptive events in the performance of an export or, less frequently, import, transaction is governmental intervention. The overwhelming majority of events of impossibility in reported cases, so far as they affect the performance of an international sale contract dealing with commodities, stem from the actions of governments. The term impossibility is preferred to frustration, since there is...
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