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“Rolimpex” Czarnikow Ltd. -v- Centrala Handlu Zagranicznego

6th Jul 1978

[1979] AC 351; [1978] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 305

Timothy Saloman – Sale of goods (f.o.b.) – Prohibition of export – Force majeure – Sugar sold to English merchants by Polish state enterprise – Clause in contract excusing non-delivery caused by force majeure including government intervention – Export of sugar forbidden by decree of Polish government – Whether sellers could rely on clause

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