409. Passing of property and reservation of rights of disposal.

The general statutory rules1 as to the passing of property under a contract for the sale of goods do not greatly assist in ascertaining the moment at which the property passes where goods, whether specific or unascertained, are sold on cif terms. The provisions as to the passing of an undivided share in goods which form part of a bulk should, however, be borne especially in mind, given the frequency with which goods sold on cif terms are shipped in bulk2.

Likewise, special attention should be given in the context of cif sales to the provisions as to the right of disposal3. When