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Part II Ambit of Sales Law, 7 The Concept of Goods

From: Global Sales and Contract Law

Ingeborg Schwenzer, Pascal Hachem, Christopher Kee

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 September 2020

Subject(s):
Definition of goods — Tangible goods — Bulk goods — Intangibles as goods — Bills of lading and carriage of goods
7.01 This chapter examines which ‘goods’ can be the object of a sales contract. All legal systems generally define ‘Contract of Sale’1 as reciprocal exchange of goods against the price2 or at least establish obligations of the parties which allow for that definition.3 However, a definition of the concept of ‘goods’ or ‘things’ is far less common.4 Some legal systems rather exclude items from the sphere of application of their respective sale of goods provisions, thus choosing a negative definition of what can be the object of a sales contract.5 7.02 Although the...
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