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Definitions: Seller: BV Association for Chemical Products "Lithos", Buyer: The party purchasing
goods from Seller.
Unless otherwise stated in these conditions or in the overleaf contract, the international rules
for the interpretation of Trade Terms of the international Chamber of Commerce shall apply to
the trade terms used. Deviations are only possible if expressly accepted by both parties in
Seller has the right to cancel or suspend any future deliveries in case Buyer does not accept the
documents or does not effect payment within the time specified in the contract respectively. The
same applies if at a later stage unfavourable credit information about Buyer comes to Sellers'
knowledge. Such cancellations or suspensions will not influence Sellers' right to issue claims for
indemnification at the then prevailing exchange rate. In case of non-payment at the date
agreed upon, interest (at the rate then prevailing) until the actual date of payment plus legal
fees, if applicable, will be for Buyers' account.
If Buyer fails to discharge any of his obligations, or fails to do so in time or in a proper manner,
or if he applies for bankruptcy, goes bankrupt, or if his company is liquidated or applies for
suspension of payment, Seller may unilaterally terminate the contract by written declaration
altogether or in part, without further notice of default and without legal intervention, or
postpone execution of the contract altogether or in part without incurring any liability for
damages and without prejudice to any of his other rights.
Goods are at the risk of Buyer according to stipulations of agreed Incoterm 2010, unless
otherwise explicitly agreed.
Goods will remain the property of Seller until full payment has been received.
Buyer has to accept delivery of the goods, whether these are found in sound or damaged
condition. Buyer is obliged to inspect the goods before using them. Concerning the sold
goods, Seller makes no warranties, express or implied, for fitness for a particular
Invoices have to be paid in full to Seller, regardless of any claims. Buyer has no right to
set-off any alleged claims on the Seller and/or to withhold any payments for any reason
whatsoever. If Buyer is a group of more than one legal entities, they are each responsible
for the whole order and for the obligations attached to the contract(s) with Seller.
Quality claims can only be accepted, if made known in writing to Seller within 15 days
after arrival of the goods. Seller is to be notified of any defect, based upon documentary
proofs, official test reports respectively, immediately and before use by Buyer.
In case of claims, the contract cannot be affected for any quantity still to be delivered;
each shipment or delivery will be dealt with separately.
Claims are limited to the value of the delivered goods. All legal and extra-judicial costs
resulting from claims on the Buyer, shall be for account of Buyer. In the case of collection
charges, any extra- judicial costs will be deemed to constitute at least 15% of the claim.
Seller is never responsible for any damage whatsoever caused by defects of the goods
and/or its packaging, to any object or anybody.
Buyer must safeguard Seller against any claim by a third party. Insurance companies that
exercise a right of recourse are also considered third party.
Once the goods are processed, or resold to another party, automatically any claims will
All claims towards Seller will expire within 1 year. Alleged claims cannot be deducted from
For unpacked products (bulk deliveries), count and weight upon loading tank car, deep tank or
any other mode of transport is final. Buyer has to accept an over- or underweight of 10%
without needing to be advised by Seller.
Tank trucks belonging to or made available by the Seller shall be emptied and cleaned upon
arrival without delay.
In general if transport equipment (tank trucks, iso-tanks, dry box containers etc.) from third
parties is handed over to Buyer, Buyer shall comply with all the contract conditions valid
between Seller and the respective companies exploiting the transport equipment.
Seller may refuse to load a vehicle, tank truck, iso-tank or a dry box container etc., if in his
opinion it falls short of reasonable safety requirements and/or is not properly cleaned and/or is
damaged. Seller shall not be liable for any delay resulting from such refusal.
If the currency of the sales contract is not the Euro, fluctuations in the rate of exchange
between the Euro and the contract-currency exceeding 1% during the validity of the contract,
shall give Seller the right to adjust the prices for the new parity. Any increase in freight costs
shall be for Buyers' account.
Seller will not be responsible for failure to ship the goods hereby sold (or any part of them), nor
for any delay in their transport or shipment, if the failure or delay is caused by "force majeure"
as understood by Dutch law.
Without limiting the foregoing (10), the notion of force majeure includes:
Non-delivery of (raw) materials etc. by suppliers of Seller, war, threat of war,
mobilisation, civil unrest or riots or revolution or strikes, lock-outs, boycott and any
measure or step taken by any government or any group of persons purposing to act as
Fire, floods, earthquakes or other major disasters.
All governmental restrictions.
In the event of force majeure of any nature whatsoever, the contract will be suspended. If this
suspension lasts for more than 3 months, the contract is automatically cancelled; neither party
being entitled to base a claim for compensation or otherwise on this cancellation.
All contracts between Seller and Buyer are subject to Dutch law only. Any disputes which may
arise in connection to the contract between Seller and Buyer, will be settled by arbitration in
accordance with the Dutch Arbitration Institute. Without prejudice to the provisions of the
aforementioned, Seller shall be at liberty to bring before the competent Dutch court in the
Seller's place of business, claims for sums of money due and payable, the indebtedness of
which has not been disputed in writing by the opposing party within four weeks after the invoice
The goods will be invoiced at prices valid on the date of order acceptance. For further partial
deliveries thereafter, if prices change between the date of order acceptance and the invoice
date, the new prices will come into force for those quantities not yet supplied/shipped (which
Seller has to inform to Buyer before effecting shipment). In case of price increase after order
acceptance, Buyer has the right to cancel the balance of the contract, of which Buyer must
inform Seller in writing within 3 working days after receipt of Sellers' information of such price
All banking costs outside the Netherlands, including bill stamps, are for Buyers' account.
- Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Printing Inks
- Detergents, Soaps, Disinfectants
- Leather, Textile, Paper
- Rubber, Adhesives
- Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food, Feed