Terms of Trade

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Terms of Trade Update

Our customer monthly terms of trade have recently been updated effective from 1 December 2017.

We review our terms of trade from time to time. This latest update coincides with the introduction of the new Contract & Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA), which replaces various laws including the Sale of Goods Act and the Contracts (Privity) Act.

The main changes are in these clauses:

  • 1.1. Advice and agency products have been included in the definition of Products.
  • 2.1. This provides that Agritrade will send invoices, statements and other documents by email unless the customer requests otherwise.
  • 3.3. This records that online purchases from our websites will be covered by our terms of trade.
  • 4.1. This clarifies that any applicable freight is in addition to the product price.
  • 4.1. This records that we may pass on payment processing costs, and that small credit balances can be written off for administration efficiency
  • 4.2. This provides that prompt payment and other discounts can be reversed if payments are overdue.
  • 5 & 7. As some products we sell may be as agent for a supplier, suppliers have been specifically mentioned in clauses 5 and 7, to record the obligations where Agritrade is not the supplier of the products and so that suppliers can benefit from these remedies where a purchaser defaults in their obligations.
  • 6.1. A General Security Agreement (GSA) has been included as another form of security for payment when Products are taken on credit. While we reserve the right to do so, we are unlikely to register GSAs retrospectively for existing customers, mainly only for new accounts.
  • 7.3, 10.2, 13.6 and 14.3. These clauses have been updated in response to the new CCLA.
  • 8.1. This clause outlines the credit assessment checking that we may do.
  • 9.2. This clause outlines when Products can be returned and the methods of repayment for returned Products.
  • 13. We have clarified the rules that apply when we sell products for suppliers.

If you have any questions about the changes to our terms of trade, please freephone 0800 333 855 or email agritrade@nzagritrade.co.nz.