Ius et Praxis
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VIDAL OLIVARES, Alvaro. EL RIESGO DE LAS MERCADERÍAS EN LA COMPRAVENTA INTERNACIONAL EN LA CONVENCIÓN DE VIENA SOBRE COMPRAVENTA INTERNACIONAL DE MERCADERÍAS (CVCIM). Ius et Praxis [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.2, pp. 519-555. ISSN 0718-0012. doi: 10.4067/S0718-00122002000200016.
The Vienna Convention about international contract of purchase and sale governs the risk institute, linking its communication to the buyer with relevant commercial events in the most frequent contract types in traffic. In the convention, the loss or accidental damage of the merchandise, after the risk is informed to the buyer, does not free the buyer from his obligation to pay the price nor does it authorize him to proclaim such loss or damage to contract unfulfillment unless he can prove that the behavior of the seller caused it. While the risk is not communicated to the buyer, the seller must respond for the loss or damage that the merchandise suffers and at the same time must fulfill his obligation of delivery; if he does not do this, there is contract unfulfillment with the legal consequences this brings.