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  • Morsing Riis posted an update 1 year, 4 months ago

    Naturally, China is among the most world’s leading manufacturing base. However, with the recent product safety scares along with the constant media attention, "Made in China" has changed into a high-profile problem for consumers and retailers. So, just how does a foreign company minimize the potential for loss of tainted/substandard products created in China? On this page, we discuss car loan terms which foreign companies should consider when getting into OEM relationships with Chinese suppliers. (Basically we highlight a number of might know about feel include the main issues to be taught in agreement, we observe that each case is different and there’s no such thing as being a ‘typical’ OEM arrangement.)

    Standard Form Agreements. An OEM have a standard form agreement they will may well be more than prepared to provide to foreign companies which use their helps. Although this may lower costs at the start and permit the foreign company to ‘build favor’ using Chinese counterpart, using this kind of agreement is nearly never advisable, and foreign companies can be wise to consult counsel, which will assist the foreign company to negotiate and make preparations agreements.Observe that we often recommend that the written agreement is preceded by preparation and negotiation on such basis as a company term sheet, that will outline the key terms of cooperation. The agreed points inside the term sheet then function as the basis for the written agreement.

    Major Relation to its Agreement. Below, we highlight several major (though non-exhaustive) terms which needs to be contained in an OEM Agreement:

    1. Products and Specifications: The products to become manufactured must be well-defined in the agreement, together with product specifications which should be described at length in relevant appendix(es).

    2. Forecasts and Binding Purchase/Supply Commitments: As OEM Agreements often require that firm orders are put through Purchase Orders, to ensure that there is a binding supply/purchase commitment in the agreement itself, the parties will often designate a certain minimum commitment for sides, to generate and get a certain amount of product in a given time period. Besides the minimum requirement, the client will frequently give a non-binding forecast to supplier, in ways that supplier can plan and allocate adequate resources (often 6-, 12-, 18-, 24- month terms).

    3. Price: For all those products designated as described previously, the parties have to research firm prices, that may either be effective through the term from the agreement, or at best a percentage thereof, at the mercy of (we suggest) maximum periodic price increases. Further, it’s good to include for discounts upon meeting certain pre-determined purchase volumes.

    4. Qc: Buyer and supplier will agree on certain terms afforded to buyer/required of seller for conducting product qc. Typical terms include i) access (often on short or no notice) to production sites, and ii) random testing of each batch of merchandise before dispatch to buyer. Further, the parties may, with regards to the worth of the contract, offer a representative of the buyer to get on-site over a full-time/regular basis, for your purpose of assisting in quality control. (The buyer’s representative can also monitor supplier’s use of intellectual property and other improper dealings, though their effectiveness will invariably depend upon his/her loyalty for the buyer.)

    5. Term: The parties determines the right term for his or her contract, and may even increase the risk for agreement renewable on request by buyer. This term ought to be sufficiently long so as to make sure that buyer’s energy production can be adequately recovered.

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