Art. 7 CISG
(1) In the interpretation of this Convention, regard is to be had to its international character and to the need to promote uniformity in its application and the observance of good faith in international trade.
(2) Questions concerning matters governed by this Convention which are not expressly settled in it are to be settled in conformity with the general principles on which it is based or, in the absence of such principles, in conformity with the law applicable by virtue of the rules of private international law.
The Secretariat Commentary on Art. 6 of the 1978 New York Draft, predecessor to Art. 7 CISG, gives insight into the drafters' unterstanding on the eve of the 1980 Vienna Diplomatic Conference.
CISG-AC Opinion regarding Art. 7 CISG
CISG-AC Opinion No. 18 ‘Set-off under the CISG’ (Rapporteur: Christiana Fountoulakis), adopted by the CISG Advisory Council following its 24th meeting in Antigua (Guatemala) on 2 and 3 February 2018
Overview of case law on Art. 7 CISG: UNCITRAL Digest
The UNCITRAL Digest on the CISG can be used as a starting point to discover the relevant case law on this article.