International Sales Contract for Manufactured Goods  

 

Part A: INDIVIDUALLY NEGOTIATED TERMS

 

 

1) Seller (name and address of principal = the person or entity for whom the contract is made AND

 

name and title of authorized representative and/or contact person with phone and fax numbers)

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2) Buyer (name and address of principal = the person or entity for whom the contract is made AND

 

name and title of authorized representative and/or contact person with phone and fax numbers)

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3) Goods sold (description, detailed as may be necessary, in particular if assurances as to

 

performance or suitability for specific purposes are given, incl. any warranties; quantity sold in units,

weight, volume, as the case may be; specific instructions for packaging, if necessary)

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4) Contract price (price per unit, weight or volume; whether price is EXW or includes some or all

 

freight and insurance charges etc; total contract price; currency, amount in numbers, amount in

letters; whether price is with or without VAT or sales tax)

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[this is the “contract” price, not the price for the goods alone, i.e. it includes any and all costs which

are at the seller’s charge and compensated by the buyer; alternatively, the seller may want to

stipulate a net price plus costs for shipping, insurance (if C or D term), VAT or sales tax, etc.]

 

5) Delivery terms (all references to Incoterms 2010)

 

    EXW ex works named place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FCA free carrier named place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FAS free alongside ship named port of shipment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FOB free on board named port of shipment.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    CPT carriage paid to named place of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CIP carriage and insurance paid to named place of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CFR cost and freight named port of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CIF cost insurance and freight named port of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DAT delivered at terminal named place of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DAP delivered at place named place of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    DDP delivered duty paid named port of destination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

6) Carrier

 

  1. a) Name and address of first carrier [in seller’s country] (if applicable) (with name and title of

authorized representative and/or contact person with phone and fax numbers)

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  1. b) Name and address of main carrier

(with name and title of authorized representative and/or contact person with phone and fax numbers)

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  1. c) Name and address of third carrier [in buyer’s country] (if applicable) (with name and title of

authorized representative and/or contact person with phone and fax numbers)

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7) Time of delivery (time, day, week and/or month during which seller must perform his

 

delivery obligations according to above delivery terms. Warning if time is of the essence for

the buyer, which means that any delay by seller can be a fundamental breach.)

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8) Inspection of the goods (depending on the type of goods and customs in the industry a

 

standard for the inspection may have to be provided or referred to)

by the buyer

before shipment                     time and place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Other                                      time and place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

by the following third party

at the expense of .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

…………………………………………………..    time and place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

9) Retention of title

 

Yes                                                    until. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

No

 

10) Payment conditions

 

Payment in advance (= before controlling documents are sent to buyer)

Date ………………………… G Total price G ……….. % of total price

Account ……………………. Holder …………………….. Bank ……………………………………

Payment on open account (= payment after controlling documents are sent to buyer)

Time for payment ……………… days from date of invoice Other ……………………

Open account backed by demand guarantee or standby letter of credit

Account ……………………. Holder …………………….. Bank ……………………………………

Documentary collection

D/P documents against payment          D/A documents against acceptance

Details .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Irrevocable documentary credit            confirmed             unconfirmed

Bank & Place of issue .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bank & Place of confirmation (if applicable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Credit available

by payment at sight

by deferred payment, ………….. days

by acceptance of drafts, ………. days

by negotiation

Partial shipments        allowed          not allowed

Transhipment              allowed          not allowed

Date on which the documentary credit must be notified to seller

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[unless otherwise specified, 30 days before the beginning of the delivery period]

In case of delayed payment by buyer, interest shall be payable at a rate of ….. %

above the average bank short-term lending rate for prime borrowers prevailing

for the

currency of payment at the place of payment.

Other .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

11) Documents [this should conform to the selected Incoterm and Letter of Credit]

 

  1. a) Documents to be provided by the seller

Transport documents, namely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Commercial invoice                               Packing list

Certificate of origin                                Certificate of inspection by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Export license                                        Import license

Insurance document                              Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  1. b) Documents to be provided by the buyer

Transport documents, namely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Commercial invoice G Packing list

Certificate of origin G Certificate of inspection by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Export license G Import license

Insurance document G Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

12) Cancellation date

 

If the goods are not delivered for any reason whatsoever (including force majeure) by

……..[date] the buyer is entitled to cancel the contract immediately by notification to the seller.

 

13) Liability for delay by seller

 

Liquidated damages for delay in delivery shall be

……… % of price of delayed goods per week,

with a maximum of …….. % of delayed goods

specific amount ………………… currency …………….

In case of termination for delay (points 7 and 12), seller’s liability for damages for delay shall

be limited to

 

……… % of price of delayed goods

specific amount ………………… currency …………….

 

14) Liability for non-conforming goods

 

Seller’s aggregate liability for damages, including loss of profit, any and all consequential

damages, court and attorney fees, and other costs of enforcement of rights and obligations,

etc., arising from lack of conformity of the goods shall be

limited to proven loss (incl. consequential loss, loss of profit etc.) and not exceeding

……….% of the contract price

limited to insurance coverage available at the time of settlement or judgment

determined as follows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

15) Limitation of liability where non-conforming goods are retained by the buyer

 

The price abatement for retained non-conforming goods shall

not exceed …………. % of the price of such goods

be determined as follows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

16) Time-bar

 

Buyer has to inspect goods immediately upon arrival and notify any lack of conformity

in the time and place of delivery, quality or quantity of the goods, or any

accompanying documents within ………. [hours/days] of arrival. Any non-conformity

that was undetectable upon arrival has to be notified within ………. [hours/days] of

discovery and in any case no later than ……….. [weeks/months/years] of arrival.

Before any action for non-conformity of the goods is taken, the buyer has to notify the

seller and provide an opportunity for the seller to cure the lack of conformity.

Any action for non-conformity of the goods must be taken by the buyer not later than

………..[days] from the date of arrival of the goods at the destination

 

17) Applicable law

 

This sales contract shall be governed by the CISG. Any questions not covered by the

CISG shall be governed by the domestic law of …………………………….

This sales contract shall be governed by the domestic law of ……………. without CISG

This sales contract shall be governed by …………………………………………………………….

Any questions not covered by this international set of rules shall be governed by the

domestic law of …………………………….

 

 

18) Resolution of disputes

 

Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to arbitration

ICC at ……………………………. (place)

other arbitral tribunal (ad hoc or institutional)………………………………….

The number of arbitrators shall be …………………………………………………………

The language of the arbitration shall be ………………………………………………….

The parties shall not resort to arbitration unless good faith attempts to resolve

the dispute with the help of a mediator have not produced a satisfactory result

within …….. weeks.

 

Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to litigation in the ordinary courts of

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19) Additional specifications agreed upon between the seller and the buyer

 

18) Resolution of disputes

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to arbitration

G ICC at ……………………………. (place)

G other arbitral tribunal (ad hoc or institutional)………………………………….

The number of arbitrators shall be …………………………………………………………

The language of the arbitration shall be ………………………………………………….

G The parties shall not resort to arbitration unless good faith attempts to resolve

the dispute with the help of a mediator have not produced a satisfactory result

within …….. weeks.

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to litigation in the ordinary courts of

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Applicability of our General Conditions of Sale (see below pp. 5-8) to the extent they are

compatible with the specific agreements on pp. 1-4

18) Resolution of disputes

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to arbitration

G ICC at ……………………………. (place)

G other arbitral tribunal (ad hoc or institutional)………………………………….

The number of arbitrators shall be …………………………………………………………

The language of the arbitration shall be ………………………………………………….

G The parties shall not resort to arbitration unless good faith attempts to resolve

the dispute with the help of a mediator have not produced a satisfactory result

within …….. weeks.

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to litigation in the ordinary courts of

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other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

20) Merger clause

 

18) Resolution of disputes

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to arbitration

G ICC at ……………………………. (place)

G other arbitral tribunal (ad hoc or institutional)………………………………….

The number of arbitrators shall be …………………………………………………………

The language of the arbitration shall be ………………………………………………….

G The parties shall not resort to arbitration unless good faith attempts to resolve

the dispute with the help of a mediator have not produced a satisfactory result

within …….. weeks.

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to litigation in the ordinary courts of

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This is the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any communications,

negotiations, and agreements with respect to its subject matter prior to its

conclusion. Any subsequent agreements and modifications must be in writing and

signed by duly authorized representatives of both parties.

18) Resolution of disputes

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to arbitration

G ICC at ……………………………. (place)

G other arbitral tribunal (ad hoc or institutional)………………………………….

The number of arbitrators shall be …………………………………………………………

The language of the arbitration shall be ………………………………………………….

G The parties shall not resort to arbitration unless good faith attempts to resolve

the dispute with the help of a mediator have not produced a satisfactory result

within …….. weeks.

G Any disputes related to this contract shall be subject to litigation in the ordinary courts of

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For the seller                                                                                                         For the buyer

signature                                                                                                                         signature

 

 

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name and title                                                                                                      name and title

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date and place                                                                                                     date and place

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Part B: GENERAL CONDITIONS

based on ICC General Conditions of Sale (Manufactured Goods Intended for Resale)

 

Art.1 General

1.1 These General Conditions are intended to supplement the Specific Conditions (pages 1-4 of the

present contract). In case of contradiction between these General Conditions and any Specific

Conditions agreed upon between the parties, the specific conditions shall prevail.

1.2 Any questions relating to this contract which are not expressly or implicitly settled by the

provisions contained in the contract itself (i.e. these General Conditions and any specific conditions

agreed upon by the parties) shall be governed:

  1. by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna

Convention of 1980, hereafter referred to as CISG), and

  1. to the extent that such questions are not covered by CISG, by reference to the law of the

country where the Seller has his place of business.

1.3 Any reference made to trade terms (such as EXW, FCA, etc. ) is deemed to be made to the

relevant term of the INCOTERMS published by the International Chamber of Commerce.

1.4 Any reference made to a publication of the International Chamber of Commerce is deemed to be

made to the version current at the date of conclusion of the Contract.

1.5 No modification of the Contract is valid unless agreed or evidenced in writing. However, a party

may be precluded by his conduct from asserting this provision to the extent that the other party has

relied on that conduct.

 

Art. 2 Characteristics of the goods

2.1 It is agreed that any information relating to the goods and their use, such as weights, dimensions,

capacities, prices, colors and other data contained in catalogues, prospectuses, circulars, websites,

advertisements, illustrations, price-lists of the Seller, shall not take effect as terms of the contract

unless expressly referred to in the Contract.

2.2 Unless otherwise agreed, the Buyer does not acquire any property rights in software, drawings,

etc. which may have been made available to him. The Seller also remains the exclusive owner of any

intellectual or industrial property rights relating to the goods.

 

Art. 3 Inspection of the goods before shipment

If the parties have agreed that the Buyer is entitled to inspect the goods before shipment, the Seller

must notify the Buyer within a reasonable time before the shipment that the goods are ready for

inspection at the agreed place.

 

Art. 4 Price

4.1 If no price has been agreed, the Seller’ s current list price at the time of the conclusion of the

Contract shall apply. In the absence of such a current price, the price generally charged for such

goods at the time of the conclusion of the Contract shall apply.

4.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the price does not include VAT, and is not subject to price

adjustment.

4.3 The price indicated under A-4 (contract price) includes any costs which are at the Seller’ s charge

according to this Contract. However, should the Seller bear any costs which, according to this

Contract, are for the Buyer’ s account (e.g. for transportation or insurance under EXW or FCA), such

sums shall not be considered as having been included in the price under A-2 and shall be reimbursed

by the Buyer.

 

 

 

Art.5 Payment conditions

5.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, or implied from a prior course of dealing between the parties,

payment of the price and of any other sums due by the Buyer to the Seller shall be on open account

and time of payment shall be 30 days from the date of invoice. The amounts due shall be transferred,

unless otherwise agreed, by teletransmission to the Seller’ s bank in the sellers country for the

account of the Seller and the Buyer shall be deemed to have performed his payment obligations

when the respective sums due have been received by the Seller’ s bank in immediately available

funds.

5.2 If the parties have agreed on payment in advance, without further indication, it well be assumed

that such advance payment, unless otherwise agreed, refers to the full price, and that the advance

payment must be received by the Seller’ s bank in immediately available funds at least 30 days before

the agreed date of delivery or the earliest date within the agreed delivery period. If advance payment

has ‘been agreed only for a part of the contract price, the payment conditions of the remaining

amount will be determined according to the rules set forth in this article.

5.3 If the parties have agreed on payment by documentary credit, then, unless otherwise agreed, the

Buyer must arrange for a documentary credit in favour of the Seller to be issued by a reputable bank,

subject to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary credits published by the International

Chamber of Commerce, and to be notified at least 30 days before the agreed date of delivery or at

least 30 days before the earliest date within the agreed delivery period. Unless otherwise agreed, the

documentary credit shall be payable at sight and allow partial shipments and transshipments.

5.4 If the parties have agreed on payment by documentary collection, then unless otherwise agreed,

documents will be tendered against payment (D/P) and the tender will in any case be subject to the

Uniform Rules for Collections published by the International Chamber of Commerce.

5.5 To the extent that the parties have agreed that payment is to be backed by a bank guarantee, the

Buyer is to provide, at least 30 days before the agreed date of delivery or at least 30 days before the

earliest date within the agreed delivery period, a first demand bank guarantee subject to the Uniform

Rules for Demand Guarantees published by the International Chamber of Commerce, or a standby

letter of credit subject either to such Rules or to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary

Credits published by the International Chamber of Commerce, in either case issued by a reputable

bank.

 

Art. 6 Interest in case of delayed payment

6.1 If a party does not pay a sum of money when it falls due the other party is entitled to interest upon

that sum from the time when payment is due to the time of payment.

6.2 Unless otherwise agreed, the rate of interest shall be 2% above the average bank short-term

lending rate to prime borrowers prevailing for the currency of payment at the place of payment, or

where no such rate exists at that place, then the same rate in the State of the currency of payment. In

the absence of such a rate at either place the rate of interest shall be the appropriate rate fixed by the

law of the State of the currency of payment.

 

Art.7 Retention of title

If the parties have validly agreed on retention of title, the goods shall remain the property of the Seller

until the complete payment of the price, or as otherwise agreed.

 

Art.8 Contractual term of delivery

Unless otherwise agreed, delivery shall be “Ex Works” (EXW).

 

Art. 9 Documents

Unless otherwise agreed, the Seller must provide the documents (if any) indicated in the applicable

Incoterm or, if no Incoterm is applicable, according to any previous course of dealing.

Art. 10 Late-delivery, non-delivery and remedies therefor

10.1 When there is delay in delivery of any goods, the Buyer is entitled to claim liquidated damages

equal to 0.5% or such other percentage as may be agreed of the price of those goods for each

complete week of delay, provided the Buyer notifies the Seller of the delay. Where the Buyer so

notifies the Seller within 15 days from the agreed date of delivery, damages will run from the agreed

date of delivery or from the last day within the agreed period of delivery. Where the Buyer so notifies

the Seller after 15 days of the agreed date of delivery, damages will run from the date of the notice.

Liquidated damages for delay shall not exceed 5 % of the price of the delayed goods or such other

maximum amount as may be agreed.

10.2 If the parties have agreed upon a cancellation date in A-12, the Buyer may terminate the

contract by notification to the Seller as regards goods which have not been delivered by such

cancellation date for any reason whatsoever (including a force majeure event).

10.3 When article 10.2 does not apply and the Seller has not delivered the goods by the date on

which the Buyer has become entitled to the maximum amount of liquidated damages under article

10.1, the Buyer may give notice in writing to terminate the contract as regards such goods, if they

have not been delivered to the Buyer within 5 days of receipt of such notice by the Seller.

10.4 In case of termination of the contract under article 10.2 or 10.3 then in addition to any amount

paid or payable under article 10.1 the Buyer is entitled to claim damages for any additional loss not

exceeding 10% of the price of the non-delivered goods.

10.5 The remedies under this article are exclusive of any other remedy for delay in delivery or nondelivery.

 

Art.11 Non-conformity of the goods

11.1 The Buyer shall examine the goods as soon as possible after their arrival at destination and shall

notify the Seller in writing of any lack of conformity of the goods within 15 days from the date when

the Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the lack of conformity. In any case the Buyer shall

nave no remedy for lack of conformity if he fails to notify the Seller thereof within 12 months from the

date of arrival of the goods at the agreed destination.

11.2 Goods will be deemed to conform to the contract despite minor discrepancies which are usual in

the particular trade or through course of dealing between the parties but the Buyer will be entitled to

any abatement of the price usual in the trade or through course of dealing for such discrepancies.

11.3 Where goods are non-conforming (and provided the Buyer, having given notice of the lack of

conformity in compliance with article 11.1, does not elect in the notice to retain them), the Seller shall

at his option:

(a)       replace the goods with conforming goods, without any additional expense to the Buyer, or

(b)       repair the goods, without any additional expense to the Buyer, or

(c)       reimburse to the Buyer the price paid for the nonconforming goods and thereby terminate the

contract as regards those goods.

The Buyer will be entitled to liquidated damages as quantified under article 10.1 for each complete

week of delay between the date of notification of the non-conformity according to article 11.1 and the

supply of substitute goods under article 11.3 (a) or repair under article 11.3 (b) above. Such damages

may be accumulated with damages (if any) payable under article 10.1, but can in no case exceed in

the aggregate 5% of the price of those goods.

11.4 If the Seller has failed to perform his duties under 11.3 by the date on which the Buyer becomes

entitled to the maximum amount of liquidated damages according to that article, the Buyer may give

notice in writing to terminate the contract as regards the non-conforming goods unless the supply of

replacement goods or the repair is effected within 5 days of receipt of such notice by the Seller.

11.5 Where the Contract is terminated under article 11.3 (c) or article 11.4, then in addition to any

amount paid or payable under art.11.3 as reimbursement of the price and damages for any delay, the

Buyer is entitled to damages for any additional loss not exceeding l0% of the price of the nonconforming

goods.

11.6 Where the Buyer elects to retain non-conforming goods, he shall be entitled to a sum equal to

the difference between the value of the goods at the agreed place of destination if they had

conformed with the Contract and their value at the same place as delivered, such sum not to exceed

15% of the price of those goods.

11.7 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the remedies under this article 11 are exclusive of any other

remedy for nonconformity.

11.8 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, no action for lack of conformity can be taken by the Buyer,

whether before judicial or arbitral tribunals, after 2 years from the date of arrival of the goods. It is

expressly agreed that after the expiry of such term, the Buyer will not plead non-conformity of the

goods, or make a counterclaim thereon, in defense to any action taken by the Seller against the

Buyer for non-performance of this Contract.

 

Art.12 Cooperation between the parties

12.1 The Buyer shall promptly inform the Seller of any claim made against the Buyer by his

customers or third parties concerning the goods delivered or intellectual property rights related

thereto.

12.2 The Seller will promptly inform the Buyer of any claim which may involve the product liability of

the Buyer.

 

Art. 13 Force majeure

13.1 A party is not liable for a failure to perform any of his obligations in so far as he proves

(a)       that the failure was due to an impediment beyond his control, and

(b)       that he could not reasonable be expected to have taken the impediment and its effects upon

his ability to perform into account at the time of the conclusion of the contract, and

(c)       that he could not reasonably have avoided or overcome it or its effects.

13.2 A party seeking relief shall, as soon as practicable after the impediment and its effects upon his

ability to perform become known to him, give notice to the other party of such impediment and its

effects on his ability to perform. Notice shall also be given when the ground of relief ceases.

Failure to give either notice makes the party thus failing liable in damages for loss which otherwise

could have been avoided.

13.3 Without prejudice to article 10.2, a ground of relief under this clause relieves the party failing to

perform from liability in damages, from penalties and other contractual sanctions, and from the duty

to pay interest on money owing, as long as and to the extent that the ground subsists.

13.4 If the grounds of relief subsist for more than six months, either party shall be entitled to

terminate the contract without notice.

 

Art.14 Resolution of disputes

14.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all disputes arising in connection with the present contract

shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by

one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules.

14.2 An arbitration clause does not prevent any party from requesting interim or conservatory

measures from the courts.