“There was no justification for implying a term in a contract for the sale of goods that goods which were accepted as complying with specification on loading at a seaport should be capable of remaining in an acceptable condition until unloaded at the end of a voyage. The contract specified that the buyer ‘assumes all risks pertaining thereto’. These included the risk of cargo instability. Were the term to be implied it would destroy certainty in the international sale of goods because the testing and certification of goods at the point of loading would always have to make way for a special implied term. Despite the huge inroads made first by the common law and then statute, the underlying principle remained caveat emptor, let the buyer beware.”
WLR Daily, 20th October 2010
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