Inter­na­tio­nal Purcha­se Con­di­ti­ons (IPC)

For use in inter­na­tio­nal busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons
as of Novem­ber 2015

I. Gene­ral

In sup­ple­ment to the indi­vi­du­al con­tract agree­ments, the­se Inter­na­tio­nal Purcha­se Con­di­ti­ons (IPC) are valid exclu­si­ve­ly for all busi­ness with sup­pliers or other con­trac­tors (her­ein collec­tively cal­led “Sup­plier”). They app­ly to per­ma­nent busi­ness asso­cia­ti­ons or limi­ted agree­ments as well as for all future sup­plier rela­ti­ons­hips up to the enforce­ment of our new Inter­na­tio­nal Purcha­se Con­di­ti­ons. Con­tra­ry or dif­fe­rent con­di­ti­ons of the sup­plier are neit­her by order con­fir­ma­ti­on of the sup­plier nor by impli­cit accep­tan­ce of deli­ve­ries or per­for­mance nor by payment by us inclu­ded in the con­tract. All agree­ments with respect to the exe­cu­ti­on of the con­tract must be made in wri­ting.  Chan­ges or addi­ti­ons to con­trac­tu­al agree­ments must be in wri­ting and appro­ved by us.

II. Offer

The sup­plier is bound to his offers for at least one month. Pri­ces are accoun­ted for in Euro (cur­r­en­cy) inclu­ding value-added tax; deli­ve­r­ed free to buyer’s address; inclu­ding packa­ging, payment of duty and insuran­ce. We reser­ve all tit­le and copy­right in docu­ments that we pro­vi­de to the sup­plier for sub­mit­tal of offer. They are to be sent back to us without cost or delay upon the fail­u­re to sub­mit an offer or after the pla­ce­ment of an order.

III. Order

1. The accep­tan­ce of our order(s) must occur wit­hin 10 working days after sub­mis­si­on and by means of a writ­ten order con­fir­ma­ti­on with bin­ding deli­very date and pri­ces. Blan­ket orders are aut­ho­ri­zed only for the acqui­si­ti­on of pri­ma­ry mate­ri­als in necessa­ry amounts. If tech­ni­cal or other chan­ges by the sup­plier to the cha­rac­ter of the deli­ve­r­ed pro­ducts cau­ses the cha­rac­ter of our final pro­duct, the sup­plier bears the risk of our refu­sal to accept the goods and all of resul­ting defects and damages.

2. An assign­ment to a third par­ty without our con­sent is pro­hi­bi­ted and ent­it­les us to can­cel the con­tract and to assert damages.

IV. Pri­ces, payment

1. Invoices are to be sent to us for each order in dupli­ca­te after each deli­very in pro­per form. Invoices must coin­ci­de with the con­tents of the bill of lading. The invoice rece­ipt date will be con­s­i­de­red to be the date of the rece­ipt stamp. Payment takes place only after com­ple­te rece­ipt of defect-free goods and com­ple­te per­for­mance without fault and after rece­ipt of the invoice. Time delays cau­sed by incor­rect or incom­ple­te invoices do not affect the cash dis­count peri­od. This time limit is defi­ned by the day of deli­very or the later issu­an­ce of invoice.

2. Inso­far as pre­payment is sti­pu­la­ted by the sup­plier, an unli­mi­ted gua­ran­tee from a bank or surety in an amount at least as much as the amount of pre­payment is requi­red. 3. Without our pri­or writ­ten con­sent, the sup­plier is not ent­it­led to assign claims against us or to allow collec­tion by third par­ties. Our payments are made only to the sup­plier.

V. Deli­very dead­lines and dates, default

1. The sup­plier is to inform us without delay of dif­fi­cul­ties which would hin­der deli­very by the dead­line at the pre­scri­bed qua­li­ty, and to soli­cit our deci­si­on con­cer­ning the pre­ser­va­ti­on of the con­tract. He is lia­ble for fai­led or late noti­fi­ca­ti­ons. Upon default in deli­very we are ent­it­led to law­ful claims. Upon dead­line vio­la­ti­on by the sup­plier we are ent­it­led to can­cel the con­tract. A grace peri­od pro­vi­ded for fail­u­re to deli­ver can be set asi­de in case of a par­ti­cu­lar urgen­cy of the sup­ply becau­se of our own dead­line obli­ga­ti­ons.

2. We are not obli­ga­ted to accept befo­re the deli­very dead­line.

VI. Deli­very, trans­port, packa­ging and pas­sa­ge of risk

1. As a basic princip­le, deli­very takes place free of freight, packa­ging, customs and insuran­ce costs. The sup­plier must attach all ship­ping docu­ments and bills of lading to our order infor­ma­ti­on. The goods deli­ve­r­ed by the sel­ler must in every case be accom­pa­nied by the necessa­ry papers – most­ly accord­ing to custom and usa­ge – that allow us to allo­ca­te and hand­le the deli­very effi­ci­ent­ly.

2. The sup­plier is lia­ble for los­ses and damages that occur during trans­port, inclu­ding unloa­ding, up to and until our accep­tan­ce at our fac­to­ry. The sup­plier must the­re­fo­re purcha­se suf­fi­ci­ent trans­port insuran­ce for his deli­ve­ries.

3. If we bear car­ria­ge costs upon accep­tan­ce, we will spe­ci­fy the freight car­ri­er which is requested of us in a time­ly man­ner.

4. Risk does not pass until deli­very to the deli­very address or upon pla­ce­ment and accep­tan­ce at our fac­to­ries. Befo­re dis­patch, the goods are stored by us without cost and at the risk of the sup­plier.

VII. Qua­li­ty, qua­li­ty assuran­ce

1. The sup­plier must abi­de by the ack­now­led­ged engi­nee­ring rules and the agreed (tech­ni­cal) infor­ma­ti­on, in par­ti­cu­lar qua­li­ty spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons and pro­tec­tive laws to be con­s­i­de­red and other safe­ty regu­la­ti­ons. He is obli­ga­ted to sup­port a qua­li­ty-manage­ment sys­tem based on the inter­na­tio­nal stan­dard ISO 9000 ff with the obli­ga­ti­on for a goal of zero-defects and the con­ti­nued impro­ve­ment of his per­for­mance and, at our request, to pro­ve this by pro­du­cing an appro­pria­te cer­ti­fi­ca­te. The sup­plier bears the respon­si­bi­li­ty that his sup­pliers main­tain a com­pa­ra­ble qua­li­ty-manage­ment sys­tem. Par­ti­cu­lars are regu­la­ted in indi­vi­du­al agree­ments in wri­ting bet­ween the par­ties about qua­li­ty.

2. Sup­plier is requi­red that all of Supplier’s deli­ve­ries and ser­vices com­ply with the pro­vi­si­ons of Regu­la­ti­on (EC) No. 1907/2006 on the Regis­tra­ti­on, Eva­lua­ti­on, Aut­ho­ri­sa­ti­on and Restric­tion of Che­mi­cal sub­s­tan­ces (REACH Regu­la­ti­on). The sub­s­tan­ces con­tai­ned in Supplier’s pro­ducts shall, if and to the extent necessa­ry under the REACH Regu­la­ti­on, be pre-regis­te­red or, upon expi­ry of rele­vant tran­si­ti­on peri­ods, regis­te­red unless the sub­s­tan­ce is exemp­ted from regis­tra­ti­on.

3. Sup­pliers who­se regis­te­red office is not in an EU Mem­ber Sta­te are requi­red (under Arti­cle 8 of the REACH Regu­la­ti­on) to appoint an ‘Only Rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ve’ (OR) domic­i­led in the EU, of who­se name and address we are to be noti­fied imme­dia­te­ly after the date of con­clu­si­on of the con­tract. The OR shall assu­me all the regis­tra­ti­on obli­ga­ti­ons and other REACH obli­ga­ti­ons of Sup­plier. If the OR has made a pre-regis­tra­ti­on or regis­tra­ti­on, we must be noti­fied of this (sta­ting the regis­tra­ti­on num­ber). If a new OR is appoin­ted or the OR cea­ses to per­form this func­tion, Sup­plier must inform us of this without delay.

4. Sup­plier shall give an assuran­ce that the pro­ducts sup­plied by Sup­plier do not con­tain any sub­s­tan­ces on what is refer­red to as the Can­di­da­te List (as sti­pu­la­ted by Arti­cle 59 (1, 10) of the REACH Regu­la­ti­on). Sup­plier shall be requi­red to inform us in wri­ting without delay if – for wha­te­ver rea­son – pro­ducts deli­ve­r­ed by Sup­plier con­tain sub­s­tan­ces on the Can­di­da­te List; this is par­ti­cu­lar­ly the case in the event that addi­ti­ons or aug­men­ta­ti­ons are made to the can­di­da­te list. Sup­plier shall expli­cit­ly name the indi­vi­du­al sub­s­tan­ces and give noti­fi­ca­ti­on of their pro­por­ti­on by mass as accu­ra­te­ly as pos­si­ble.

5. Sup­plier shall also be requi­red to ensu­re that the pro­ducts Sup­plier deli­vers meet all the requi­re­ments of the Regu­la­ti­on (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP Regu­la­ti­on). In par­ti­cu­lar, non-EU sup­pliers shall be requi­red to ensu­re that their OR has given noti­fi­ca­ti­on of the sup­plied pro­ducts to the Clas­si­fi­ca­ti­on & Label­ling Inven­to­ry in accord­ance with Arti­cles 39–42 of the CLP Regu­la­ti­on. The noti­fi­ca­ti­on has imme­dia­te­ly to be pro­ved to us in wri­ting.

6. In the event that Sup­plier is in bre­ach of one of the above-men­tio­ned requi­re­ments, we are ent­it­led at all times to can­cel the rele­vant order imme­dia­te­ly and to refu­se to accept the deli­very in ques­ti­on, without our incur­ring any costs as a result, and without pre­ju­di­ce to any claims for damages that exist; can­cel­la­ti­on or refu­sal to accept deli­very shall not con­sti­tu­te a wai­ver of any claims for damages.

VIII. Insuran­ce, defects, defect ana­ly­sis, limi­ta­ti­on peri­od, recour­se

1. The sup­plier war­rants that all goods deli­ve­r­ed by him or all work per­for­med by him con­ta­ins the sta­te-of-the-art, the appro­pria­te legal pro­vi­si­ons and spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons and inst­ruc­tions from aut­ho­ri­ties, workers’ com­pen­sa­ti­on insuran­ce car­ri­ers and tra­de asso­cia­ti­ons, inso­far as they exist in the recipient’s respec­tive coun­try. He war­rants to com­ply with the law regu­la­ting a gene­ral mini­mum wage (Ger­man Min­dest­lohn­ge­setz). He spe­ci­fi­cal­ly agrees to pay to its employees, sub­con­trac­tors, etc., who are invol­ved in the exe­cu­ti­on of the agreed ser­vices, the app­li­ca­ble sta­tu­to­ry mini­mum wage. He also war­rants that the sub­ject mat­ter of the deli­very or per­for­mance ful­fills all spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons and all of the company’s own stan­dards that we have express­ly com­mu­ni­ca­ted to the sup­plier in our order. If devia­ti­ons from the­se regu­la­ti­ons, stan­dards, spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons and other state­ments are necessa­ry in par­ti­cu­lar cases, the sup­plier must her­e­by soli­cit our writ­ten con­sent. Upon our writ­ten con­sent, the obli­ga­ti­ons of the sup­plier regu­la­ted in fol­lo­wing num­bers 2 through 10 remain unaf­fec­ted. In the case of any con­cerns with respect to the ful­fill­ment desi­red by us, the sup­plier is obli­ga­ted to noti­fy us of his con­cerns without delay.

2. The sup­plier con­fers the goods free of phy­si­cal defects. The legal regu­la­ti­ons of the recipient’s par­ti­cu­lar coun­try app­ly inso­far as not­hing else is agreed sub­se­quent­ly. He is respon­si­ble for all defects and defect damages resul­ting from the absence of cha­rac­te­ris­tics. The sup­plier is obli­ga­ted to issue to us a cer­ti­fi­ca­te of work­manship on demand.
We are ent­it­led to demand per­for­mance from the sup­plier, to can­cel the con­tract, or to the decrea­se the purcha­se pri­ce, and to demand indem­ni­ty or reim­bur­se­ment of unavai­ling expen­ses.
Wit­hin the scope of the per­for­mance, we are optio­nal­ly ent­it­led to demand remo­val of defects or deli­very of defect-free goods from the sup­plier. The sup­plier is obli­ga­ted, for the pur­po­ses of the remo­val of defects, to bear all necessa­ry costs for repla­ce­ment deli­very or remo­val of damages, in par­ti­cu­lar trans­port-, road-, work- and mate­ri­als costs.  If the sup­plier does not accom­plish remo­val of defects or repla­ce­ment deli­very wit­hin a fair peri­od of time deter­mi­ned by us, or if they fail, we are ent­it­led, at the supplier’s expen­se, to under­ta­ke the remo­val of defects our­sel­ves or through a third par­ty, or to arran­ge repla­ce­ment, or to can­cel the con­tract and to demand indem­ni­ty ins­te­ad of per­for­mance. Under urgent cir­cum­s­tan­ces, in par­ti­cu­lar when the risk of default exists, for defen­se against acu­te risks or the miti­ga­ti­on of grea­ter damages, we are ent­it­led to under­ta­ke at the supplier’s expen­se the remo­val of defects our­sel­ves or through a third par­ty, or to arran­ge repla­ce­ment. In this case we will pro­vi­de the sup­plier with noti­fi­ca­ti­on her­e­by.

3. Absent arran­ge­ments in the qua­li­ty assuran­ce agree­ments, the deli­ve­ries are to be inspec­ted by us or the reci­pi­ent wit­hin a rea­son­ab­le peri­od wit­hin the scope of pro­per busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons for obvious defects, trans­port dama­ge and iden­ti­ty of the goods. A noti­ce of defects by us is time­ly if it is recei­ved wit­hin a peri­od of 14 work days, cal­cu­la­ted after the rece­ipt of deli­very or, for hid­den defect, after their dis­co­very. In this respect the sup­plier wai­ves objec­tion to late noti­ce of defects. Tran­sit ope­ra­ti­ons are to be stop­ped upon the customer’s noti­ce of defects. The peri­ods of time listed above are tol­led during our annu­al com­pa­ny holi­days, inso­far as the sup­plier is infor­med of the peri­od of the annu­al com­pa­ny holi­days in the order. We reser­ve the right, in the case of objec­tion by the sup­plier, to char­ge the costs ori­gi­na­ting in con­junc­tion with the noti­ce of defects. The sup­plier bears the cost and risk for return con­sign­ment of defec­tive deli­very items.

4. For the pro­duct pro­du­ced or deli­ve­r­ed by the sup­plier and for the order car­ri­ed out by him, our defec­tive-goods claims lap­se upon the pas­sa­ge of 36 mon­ths after deli­very or accep­tan­ce by us or a third par­ty named by us in the pre­scri­bed recei­ving- or dis­po­si­ti­on office, inso­far as no lon­ger limi­ta­ti­on peri­od has be agreed upon with the sup­plier or is man­da­ted accord­ing to the sta­tu­to­ry regu­la­ti­ons of the coun­try of the reci­pi­ent. The sup­plier agrees to record this limi­ta­ti­on peri­od with his com­mer­ci­al lia­bi­li­ty insuran­ce car­ri­er

5. The sup­plier indem­ni­fies us against claims of third par­ties for tit­le defects. With respect to tit­le defects, a limi­ta­ti­on peri­od of 10 years app­lies, inso­far as the sta­tu­to­ry regu­la­ti­ons of the coun­try of the reci­pi­ent do not pre­scri­be a lon­ger limi­ta­ti­on peri­od.

6. During the limi­ta­ti­on peri­od for our defect claims, repai­red pro­ducts, pro­ducts, pro­duct com­pon­ents or pro­duct parts, deli­very starts the limi­ta­ti­on peri­od run­ning anew at such time as the sup­plier has com­ple­te­ly ful­fil­led our claims for per­for­mance.

7. If we take back pro­ducts manu­fac­tu­red and/or sold by us as the result of the defi­ci­en­cy of the sub­ject mat­ter of the con­tract deli­ve­r­ed by the sup­plier, or if the purcha­se pri­ce is decrea­sed for us as a result, or if we bear claims in other ways as a result, we reser­ve recour­se against the sup­pliers, wher­e­by an other­wi­se-requi­red sett­le­ment of time limit for our defects is not necessa­ry.

8. We are ent­it­led to demand from the sup­plier reim­bur­se­ment of expen­ses that we have bor­ne in rela­ti­on to our custo­mers, becau­se they have a claim against us for reim­bur­se­ment for the pur­po­se of repla­cing necessa­ry expen­ses, in par­ti­cu­lar trans­port-, road-, work- and mate­ri­als costs.

9. Without pre­ju­di­ce to the pro­vi­si­ons in num­ber VIII. 4, the limi­ta­ti­on peri­od com­men­ces in the case of num­ber VIII. 6 and VIII. 7 – at the ear­liest – 2 mon­ths after the time at which we have ful­fil­led the claims direc­ted against us by our custo­mers; at most, howe­ver, 5 years after deli­very by the sup­plier.

10. If a phy­si­cal defect appears wit­hin 6 mon­ths sin­ce the pas­sa­ge of risk, then it is pre­su­med that the defect alre­ady exis­ted at the pas­sa­ge of risk, unless this pre­sump­ti­on is incon­sis­tent with the type of defect.

IX. Pro­ducts lia­bi­li­ty, insuran­ce coverage

1. For defects in the goods and the damages resul­ting the­re­from, which occur for us or third par­ties, the sup­plier indem­ni­fies us against the lia­bi­li­ty resul­ting ther­e­by. The sup­plier agrees with his insu­rer to the co-insuran­ce of this indem­ni­fi­ca­ti­on wit­hin the scope of his com­mer­ci­al lia­bi­li­ty insuran­ce. The sup­plier indem­ni­fies us in this respect against claims by third par­ties for the respon­si­bi­li­ty for a pro­duct harm, inas­much as the cau­se lies wit­hin the scope of his con­trol or orga­ni­za­ti­on. He is obli­ga­ted to pay claims for a recall imple­men­ted to pre­vent per­so­nal inju­ry that are necessa­ry becau­se of acci­den­tal pro­duct defects from the sup­plier. As to the con­tent and scope of the recall mea­su­res to be imple­ment, we will inform the sup­plier upon request as much as is pos­si­ble and rea­son­ab­le, and pro­vi­de him the oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond.

2. The sup­plier is obli­ga­ted to pro­vi­de com­mer­ci­al and pro­ducts lia­bi­li­ty insuran­ce with an all-inclu­si­ve limit of indem­ni­ty of at least 2.5 mil­li­on Euros for per­so­nal-, pro­per­ty- and finan­ci­al inju­ries with a two­fold year­ly maxi­mum aggre­ga­te limit and a recall-cost indem­ni­ty with a limit of at least 3 mil­li­on Euros. The limit of indem­ni­ty must extend to for­eign damages. The sup­plier is to inform us of exclu­si­ons for the USA/Canada limit. The scope of this insuran­ce must extend to the inclu­si­on of per­so­nal- and pro­per­ty inju­ry due to fail­u­res of insu­red cha­rac­te­ris­tics of the final pro­ducts, to damages due to com­bi­na­ti­on, mix­tu­re and pro­ces­sing of the final pro­ducts, to damages due to pro­ces­sing and fur­t­her pro­ces­sing of the final pro­ducts, dis­as­sem­bly and assem­bly costs, pro­duc­tion of defec­tive goods by machi­nes as well as tes­ting- and sorting costs.  The sup­plier will pro­vi­de us with an appro­pria­te cer­ti­fi­ca­te of insuran­ce upon demand. (cer­ti­fi­ca­te of insuran­ce) The asser­ti­on of fur­t­her dama­ge claims her­e­by remains intact.

X. Trade­mark, release

1. The sup­plier takes on the risk that the deli­very item and its make­up con­forms to the pro­vi­si­ons which exist for the busi­ness or the use of such items, regard­less of whe­ther the­se pro­vi­si­ons are based on law, sta­tu­te, governmen­tal regu­la­ti­ons or com­mer­ci­al custom wit­hin Euro­pe or without. He ther­e­by indem­ni­fies us against all public and pri­va­te claims based on vio­la­ti­ons of the­se pro­vi­si­ons. The sup­plier is respon­si­ble for ensu­ring that trade­mark rights of third par­ties are not infrin­ged upon in con­nec­tion with his per­for­mance, If we are sub­ject to claims by a third par­ty for this rea­son, then the sup­plier is obli­ga­ted to indem­ni­fy us against the­se claims upon first request. If the sup­plier uses trade­mark rights of third par­ties on the basis of licen­sing con­tracts made with the sup­plier, he makes sure that the use of the final pro­duct is per­mit­ted in all coun­tries in which cor­re­spon­ding trade­mark rights exist. We have a free right of joint use to his trade­mark rights wit­hin the scope of the deli­ve­r­ed pro­ducts. The indem­ni­ty obli­ga­ti­on of the sup­plier rela­tes to all claims that accrue to us from or in rela­ti­on to the deman­ds of third par­ties.

2. Upon our request, the sup­plier will decla­re all trade­mark rights known to him, or expec­ted to be known to him, that he uses in rela­ti­on to the items deli­ve­r­ed or to be deli­ve­r­ed.

XI. Force majeu­re

War, civil war, export restric­tions and tra­de restric­tions on the basis of a chan­ge in poli­ti­cal cir­cum­s­tan­ces, strikes, lock­out, dis­rup­ti­on of ope­ra­ti­ons, busi­ness restric­tions and simi­lar events that make the per­for­mance of the con­tract impos­si­ble or infe­a­si­ble for us are con­s­i­de­red as force majeu­re and release us for the dura­ti­on of its exis­tence from the obli­ga­ti­on of time­ly accep­tan­ce. Based on infor­ma­ti­on from us, the con­tract part­ners are obli­ga­ted to adjust their obli­ga­ti­ons in good faith to the alte­red con­trac­tu­al cir­cum­s­tan­ces. Inso­far as the force majeu­re is not of negli­gi­ble dura­ti­on (i.e. unin­ter­rup­ted­ly hal­ted for at least 2 weeks), we are ent­it­led the can­cel the con­tract, inso­far as this results in a con­s­i­derable reduc­tion of our needs. This is par­ti­cu­lar­ly the case if our needs are redu­ced by more than 30%.

XII. Reten­ti­on Of Tit­le

1. Inso­far as we our­sel­ves pro­vi­de goods, we retain for our­sel­ves the tit­le the­re­to.

2. The sup­plier holds the exclu­si­ve tit­le or the joint tit­le for us free of char­ge.

3. We do not reco­gni­ze any kind of expan­si­on or exten­si­on of a reten­ti­on of tit­le that goes bey­ond the simp­le reten­ti­on of tit­le of the sup­plier in which unpro­ces­sed sup­plier pro­duct is stored by us, in par­ti­cu­lar after pro­ces­sing, com­bi­na­ti­on, or mix­tu­re with other goods and after alte­ra­ti­on of the sup­plier pro­duct.

XIII. Tra­de secrets

The sup­plier is obli­ga­ted hand­le our orders and all com­mer­ci­al and tech­ni­cal details con­nec­ted here­with as tra­de secrets The sup­plier is obli­ga­ted not to dis­c­lo­se the docu­men­ta­ti­on and infor­ma­ti­on that result from this con­tract. Dupli­ca­ti­on is per­mis­si­ble only wit­hin the scope of com­mer­ci­al requi­re­ments and pro­prie­ta­ry pro­vi­si­ons. Dis­clo­sure to third par­ties may occur only with our writ­ten con­sent.
He makes sure that his sup­pliers are simi­lar­ly obli­ga­ted. The con­tract part­ners may adver­ti­se their busi­ness con­nec­tion only with pri­or writ­ten con­sent.

XIV. Com­pli­an­ce with for­eign tra­de pro­vi­si­ons

(1) The Sup­plier is obli­ged to com­ply with per­ti­nent natio­nal, Euro­pean, inter­na­tio­nal and US-Ame­ri­can export con­trol regu­la­ti­ons.

(2) If the pro­ducts or their com­po­nent parts should be fea­tured in the Exports List, Anne­xes I and IV of the EU Dual Use Regu­la­ti­on or the Ame­ri­can Com­mer­ce Con­trol List, the Sup­plier shall pro­vi­de us with unso­li­ci­ted infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding the con­cre­te AL or ECCN num­ber.

(3) If after con­clu­ding the Agree­ment, cir­cum­s­tan­ces should emer­ge that give grounds to pre­su­me a given or future bre­ach of for­eign tra­de regu­la­ti­ons and we inform the Sup­plier credi­b­ly without delay, we are ent­it­led to an appro­pria­te peri­od of time for fur­t­her review of the situa­ti­on. The occur­rence of any default in accep­tan­ce is ruled out for the dura­ti­on of this review peri­od.

(4) Should the review result in a bre­ach of the stan­dar­di­sed princi­ples pur­suant to para­graphs 1 and 2, we are ent­it­led to refu­se accep­tan­ce of the per­for­mance and to with­draw from the Agree­ment.

(5) In the event that the per­for­mance has alre­ady been accep­ted, we are also ent­it­led to with­draw from the Agree­ment in the event of any bre­ach of the pro­vi­si­ons ari­sing from para­graphs 1 and 2. Any payment alre­ady made shall be refun­ded.

(6) Fur­ther­mo­re, we are ent­it­led to extra­or­di­na­ry ter­mi­na­ti­on of the Agree­ment if facts jus­ti­fy the sus­pi­ci­on that in exe­cu­ting the con­trac­tual­ly agreed per­for­mance, the Sup­plier can be accu­sed of breaching natio­nal, Euro­pean, inter­na­tio­nal and Ame­ri­can export con­trol regu­la­ti­ons. In par­ti­cu­lar, exis­ting total or par­ti­al embar­gos and embar­gos of per­sons are to be hee­ded and com­plied with in ful­fil­ment of the Agree­ments con­clu­ded with our com­pa­ny.

(7) The Sup­plier shall indem­ni­fy us in our inter­nal rela­ti­ons­hip from the dama­ge we have incur­red from fail­u­re to com­ply with the obli­ga­ti­ons sti­pu­la­ted in para­graphs 1 and 2 and para­graph 6 of this sec­tion. The scope of cor­re­spon­ding com­pen­sa­ti­on also inclu­des com­pen­sa­ti­on for all necessa­ry and appro­pria­te expen­dit­u­re incur­red by us alre­ady or in future for examp­le in the con­text of necessa­ry legal defence.

XV. Arbi­tra­ti­on, place of per­for­mance, other

1. All dis­pu­tes – con­trac­tu­al and extra-con­trac­tu­al – ari­sing from or in rela­ti­on to the busi­ness rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween us and the sup­plier are to be resol­ved con­clu­si­ve­ly by a board of arbi­tra­ti­on, bin­ding both par­ties, accord­ing to the rules of con­ci­lia­ti­on and arbi­tra­ti­on of the Inter­na­tio­nal Cham­ber of Com­mer­ce Paris. The place of arbi­tra­ti­on is our main place of busi­ness.

2. We are also ent­it­led to appeal in every case to the com­pe­tent governmen­tal courts at the head­quar­ters of the buy­er. In this respect the agreed juris­dic­tion accord­ing to XIV. 1 is sus­pen­ded. Legal venue is our main place of busi­ness. We can also bring an action against the sup­plier in the appro­pria­te forum for his domic­i­le. Inso­far as not­hing else is pro­vi­ded in the order, our main place of busi­ness is the place of per­for­mance.

3. The April 11, 1980 trea­ty of the United Nati­ons con­cer­ning con­tracts for the inter­na­tio­nal sale of good (UN-Sales Law/CISG) – in the English lan­guage ver­si­on – is valid for all legal ques­ti­ons bet­ween the sup­plier and us, inso­far as it does not con­tra­dict the sti­pu­la­ted pro­vi­si­ons of the­se Inter­na­tio­nal Purcha­se Con­di­ti­ons. The sub­stan­ti­ve and pro­ce­du­ral law in effect in our domic­i­le is valid and app­lies sub­si­dia­ri­ly.

4. Should indi­vi­du­al pro­vi­si­ons of the con­tract be inva­lid, the remai­ning pro­vi­si­ons are not affec­ted. Inva­lid pro­vi­si­ons are rein­ter­pre­ted such that the inten­ded com­mer­ci­al pur­po­se of the pro­vi­si­ons are achie­ved.

XVI. Other lia­bi­li­ty for the per­for­mance of ancil­la­ry obli­ga­ti­ons

To the extent not asser­ted in the­se terms and con­di­ti­ons, all fur­t­her con­trac­tu­al or sta­tu­to­ry claims against us are bar­red, in par­ti­cu­lar for com­pen­sa­ti­on for damages for the bre­ach of coope­ra­ti­on- and ancil­la­ry obli­ga­ti­ons, inclu­ding indi­rect or con­se­quen­ti­al damages. We are howe­ver lia­ble for inten­tio­nal and gross negli­gence by the pro­prie­tor or mana­ging offi­cers or in other cases of obli­ga­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry lia­bi­li­ty.