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The New Statute of Limitations for Warranty Claims in the Sale of Goods and in Contracts for Works

January 2013

On 1 January 2013, the revised statute of limitations applicable to the sale of goods and in contracts for works entered into force. The new rules extend the statute of limitations applicable to warranty claims for defective goods or works from one to two years. For goods or works built-in or integrated into an immovable construction work in accordance with their intended use, a limitation period of five years shall apply.

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