Sunday, January 01, 2012

Audit 2: "Internationalizing" Your Sales Terms and Conditions

We see too many companies depend on inadequate sales terms and conditions for their international sales. Do you really think that a judgment in a Chicago court can be readily enforced in China or India, and what about those warranty and limitation of liability provisions – are these unenforceable or do they otherwise fail to take into account local law requirements?

If distributors are also involved, these terms can also be inconsistent with the distributor agreement terms, leading to confusion and heightened liability. 

As a first step, and for a low fixed price, we assist clients by gathering together their purchase order or sales terms, analyzing them, and then offering options for implementing best-practice changes (with foreign local law adjustments) along with clear budgets.

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