General Terms and Conditions of Sale
- The following
terms are applicable to all our sales. Any different
terms required by the Purchaser are hereby excluded even if we have not expressly contradicted.
oral commitments or statements are invalid
unless confirmed in writing.
- The invalidity or incompleteness of any clause of these general contract terms shall not
affect the validity of the remaining clauses. Invalid
or incomplete clauses shall be replaced by valid and
complete clauses which would best meet the parties economic interests as reflected in this
AND CONTENTS OF OBLIGATIONS
- Our offers
are not binding upon us until accepted by the Purchaser.
- If data contained in the Purchaser’s acceptance (i.e. order confirmation) differ from data contained in our offer,
the data contained in our offer shall always prevail.
- All technical specifications contained in our offers and order confirmations
are approximations, only.
- Safety devices required under foreign national
laws are not included
in our delivery obligations unless expressly confirmed by us to the contrary.
- Our obligations are governed by Incoterms in their
- The supply may be suspended at any time if MHM is informed of facts and/or events that could compromise the economic‐proprietary situation of the Client,
which could have consequences on MHM as per articles 71/72 ABGB.
- The contract is considered concluded and effective, and the order becomes
definitive when MHM receives a copy of the order confirmation duly countersigned
by the Client. Effects and consequences stated
under ABGB principles and under the Principles of European Contract
- The effectiveness of the contract is in any case subject to the collection of the sum due with the order
confirmation, the receipt of the Bank Guarantee (when stipulated), the receipt of the technical data sheet duly filled in by the Client and to the subsequent agreement finalization
related to all the technical features.
- The contract amount
and conditions cannot be transferred without
- All technical
drawings and sketches
remitted to the Client or by MHM may not be used for any other
purpose than the one for which they are remitted. They belong to MHM and may not be
shown to anyone without his explicit and written consent. When no longer required, they shall be
returned to MHM.
III. PRICES AND PAYMENT TERMS
- We quote net prices. Any applicable value‐added tax is charged
separately. Except were agreed
otherwise, all prices are ex‐works
not include packing material,
freight delivery to the place of
installation, unloading or installation.
- The agreed prices shall remain binding until the purchase
price has become due and payable,
or until the expiration of six months
from the date of the acceptance of our offer, whichever is earlier. Thereafter,
we may adjust the price if and as long as the
purchase price has not been paid, provided we are not default with our delivery
- By no performance of agreed payment terms the machine will be stopped by an internal
code. MHM assures
that the code will be released
after receipt of payment.
- The Purchaser
shall have no right to withhold payments
to set off counter claims unless such counter claims are undisputed or determined by a final
and binding court ruling.
- If the Purchaser has not paid at the due date,
or if we become aware of facts
indicating an existing
or prospective inability to pay
(draft or check protests, attachments and the
like), all debts
resulting from our deliveries shall become immediately due and payable. In this case we are entitled to rescind any current contracts immediately. Any merchandise with respect to which we have
retained our title
and ownership shall
be immediately returned to us at Purchaser’s costs.
- Payment must be made as stipulated by contract/order
confirmation. The following
methods of payment are accepted: documentary credit, Bank lease, guaranteed draft. Cash payments are not accepted.
- Documentary credit must be agreed upon withMHMi as irrevocable and accepted by Client’s
Bank. Acceptance costs from MHM’s Bank shall be paid by the Client. The client must extend the validity of the documentary credit
upon MHM’s request, in case of delayed delivery
due to force majeure (such as shipping problems,
any change in content and scope of supply
etc.). In such cases
the Client will bear any l/c amendment charges.
- If the
Client chooses the Bank
lease option, the property of the machine is transferred to the Bank for the whole period
of the contract while the Client will be licensed to use the machine for the entire contract period. Upon final payment of the machine, this will become the Client’s
property. The Bank lease is subordinated to the leasing
MHM reserves the right to demand a deposit. Any deposit will be returned
to the Client once the last payment to MHM has been
- Except differently
agreed, the minimum caution money is 30% of the Contract value to be paid
after the order confirmation has been signed (10% if the Bank lease option is selected). The
caution money will be retained
by MHM if the remaining payments (either documentary credits or drafts, or goods ready for shipment
bank transfer) are not completed or made available
within 90 days from the due date (ABGB principles).
It is safe the possibility of a bilateral agreement
for a further caution money.
Should the payments not be made by the due date, the Client will owe
MHM the overdue interests as here further established
and according to the Rules set out by Europeam Community concerning delayed payments. The client must make the payment of 30%
the contract value immediately after signing the order confirmation (except different conditions
agreed). This amount, treated always as caution (caution money according
to ABGB principles) will
be withheld by MHM as warranty
for contractual obligations and compliance
of the Client. MHM
is hereby committed to reimburse
the Client once all contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
- If the payment agreed is by draft installments issued by the Client, such drafts must be available at MHM’s disposal
when signing the contract. Costs, stamps as per Austrian Fiscal provisions and interests (at the rate specified in the contract)
shall be borne by the Client. The same applies for
the costs related to insure the debt. The drafts will be guaranteed, endorsed by a first class Bank. Such warranty or endorsements must be given to MHM together with the drafts. The Client is not
entitled to cut off payments for any reason
- In case of delay
to open letter of credit over 30 days, it will be demanded a 10% of deposit (ABGB principles),
and other 10% over further 30 days of delay.
- The interest
rate applied for deferred payments
granted t Client is of 1% (one per cent) of the contract amount on monthly basis. For international sales stated in foreign currencies, it will be referred to LIBOR of the moment plus 1% (one per cent)
- The caution stated at point 9) will be withheld by MHM if the remaining
payments (documentary credit or drafts)
will not be effected, or made available,
within 30 days of the established
date. In the case the remaining
payments will not be effected
at the foreseen moment, the Client grants MHM overdue interests, as fixed ad point 14). After further 30 days, for a
total of 60 days of delay,
the right to withhold the caution and to cancel the order, except bilateral
agreement for further caution.
- The Client that does not respect payment terms, as established in contract, will have to pay to
interests based on the current discount rate of the Austrian Bank.
For all the period in which the payment will remain
outstanding, the Client
will not be able to oppose
himself if MHM will issue drafts at sight as full payment
the contract value, nor will be able to oppose
himself to all possible actions MHM can take to warrant
- If payments at specified stages
have been agreed and the Client does not comply, MHM shall have the
right to suspend the execution
of the works.
- Bank charges for any payment,
including opening and confirmation of documentary credit,
payments of drafts will be paid by the Client, unless
differently stated in the contract.
- All kind of payments may be postponed only with a written request,
countersigned for acceptance by MHM. In such cases, besides the amounts
due, the Client will have to pay for the interests
(to the extent of current discount rate of the Austrian Bank), the differential Bank charges (own charges and MHM’s charges), as well as storage, custody, and
insurance costs of the goods for
the extension period.
IV. DELIVERY TIME
- The negotiated
is calculated from the day the contract enters into force,
this means when the first payment terms has been fulfilled, and it refers to the time of completion
at our works. Unless a firm delivery
deadline has been specifically
agreed, our delivery time quotations are not binding upon us if we fail to meet a firm delivery deadline by more than
three weeks, the Purchaser shall be
required to grant an adequate extension. Claims for damages
due to a delivery delay beyond the extension shall be excluded unless the delay was caused intentionally or by gross negligence. We are entitled to make partial deliveries.
- Delivery date will be postponed whenever the Client does not respect contractual
terms, when there is not a punctual approval
of designs, executive schemes, where required.
- Our obligation to keep a contractually
agreed delivery time is conditional
upon the other party’s timely delivery of all services and
performances required of it, such as the
submission of required approvals, the compliance with agreed payment conditions and the fulfillment of other contractual obligations.
- Events of an act of God, even if occurring in the sphere of our suppliers, including without
limitation unforeseen manufacturing obstacles, disturbance of manufacturing operations of any kind,
strikes, lock outs, currency
transfer and other market barriers, supply and raw materials shortage, shall give
or rescind contractual delivery obligations irrespective of whether such obligation was fixed to a firm date or not. In case of an act of God,
the other contractual party shall have no claim for damages.
- According to ABGB principles, it is agreed that delivery takes place at MHM premises and occurs
when the material is handed over to the Client or the Carrier, even if the price includes transportation and assembling.
- If due to circumstances beyond MHM’s control, including no respect of payment conditions, the material cannot be shipped,
delivery is considered
completed with all legal effects, when the
Client is given notice
that the goods are ready for shipment. In such case, MHM is entitled to charge the Client for storage, custody,
and insurance on monthly basis, as follows: 0,50% (zero
fifty) of the contract
value, with 10 (ten) days grace period.
- Once delivery is completed,
all risks, related to the materials
are transferred to the Client. The supply travels at Client’s
risk, except a different
delivery term has been agreed in the order confirmation.
V. PENALTY FOR DELAYED
- The penalty for delayed delivery is the only way for compensating damage caused by delayed delivery. Beyond the penalty agreed upon, the
Client may not claim any other
compensation, nor sharing of any
cost related to delayed
delivery. The penalty
MHM will have to pay to the
Client in case of delayed delivery must be explicitly specified in the contract.
Otherwise no penalty will be due by MHM. The penalty claim must be submitted by registered letter and confirmed
by a registered letter from MHM
- In case of force majeure or delays from MHM, the Client will accept up to 1 (one) month
delay for the shipment
of the machine or part of it and will extend
the validity of the documentary credit accordingly. The penalty (maximum penalty
is equal to 1 per cent of net contract value monthly) cannot be demanded
by the Client in the following
cases: when the material not yet
delivered has been replaced by other material,
when the Client is directly responsible
for the delay, when the delay is due to causes beyond control.
- The penalty starts from the date of the Client’s
request, provided that is subsequent to the date stated in the order confirmation, sent by registered letter.
- The duration
of the erection will be the one communicated by MHM. If during the erection the assembler should interrupt the work due to lack of assistance, or by cause of works of Client’s competence bad executed or
not completed, the fees for the assembler’s inactivity will be charged to the Client, together with the necessary fees for return to the headquarter,
such inactivity should last more than three days. In case of interruption or prolongation over the established terms in the order confirmation, we shall invoice to the Client every time of waiting, and
every sudden work,
included the fees of stay and the travel fees of our technicians.
Client engages himself to take in charge the material, to bear transport fees to the destination place (if not differently agreed in the order confirmation),
to stock in a place properly
covered protected by inclemency
so to ensure the perfect conservation till the moment the erection
starts. It’s a Client’s duty the surveillance, conservation, insurance of the materials against fires
- The erection will be
Client’s technicians coordinated by MHM’s
technicians whenever not differently agreed in the contract. The client will have to provide
labor’s help and the necessary technical means (according to law provisions) to effect the erection, as requested by MHM’s technicians, according to what established in the order confirmation
for peculiar conditions. The Client
engages himself to provide freely to MHM
the specialized labor and not, in
the measure, with the qualification and the skills
necessary for the erection of the complete
object of the delivery. Whenever a sufficient labor will not be provided
and/or adequate, we shall
demand to our labor
to intervene, whom throughout will be charged according to local tariffs.
- If during
erection, the assembler
has any kind of accident, the Client shall provide for first aid and
shall inform immediately MHM by telegram/fax and subsequently send the doctor’s
report and the note of expenses (that shall immediately be repaid by the Client)
in order to enable MHM to report the accident to the insurers.
The yard responsibility for insurance purposes,
deterrence of accidents etc., is fully borne by the
Client. MHM is responsible for social insurances and wages of its own specialized technical team, whom interventions
are stated in the order confirmation.
- The erection
should be requested
by sending the form provided as part of the confirmation of
order, after customs clearance and delivery
of the goods have been completed. If the
information included in the form is wrong or incomplete, MHM’ staff will return back and all
subsequent costs related to erection and completion
will be charged to the Client, such as
transportation, boarding, lodging and other travel expenses.
- From the delivery it is excluded
all that is not clearly stated in the peculiar conditions of order confirmation.
VII. FINAL TEST
- If the test
is not foreseen in the
order confirmation, or even when foreseen,
if it is not required in written in due time, the machine
is considered as accepted by the Client, premised
our warranty as below mentioned.
Whenever the test is effected,
all the charges for the intervention of our technicians for the test’s trials,
in every place effected, are for Client’s account. The test will have
to be executed within and not over 45 days from the receipt of the machine by the Client,
if not so there will be the decadence of the right to oppose
claims by part of the commissioner. The test verbal concerning the starter of the machine, completed
positive result and signed by
part of the Client, or by person that represent him, together with MHM’s assembler
that has led the test, it will represent the proof of final acceptance of the supply.
- In case of test, the erection will be considered accepted by the Client after 3 days or 24 hours after the start of the commissioning test. In case of missing
acceptance of the effected
test by the Client, not receiving MHM registered
mail at this purpose within 30 days after the end of the
erection of the machine, as above mentioned,
this will be considered as totally
accepted after that term, and MHM will not be responsible
for further damages or losses. In such case the guarantee does not enter in force. Without the signature of the test report the Client is not
allowed to use the machine and the guarantee
does not enter in force.
- MHM guarantees
the good mechanical operation of the machine for a period of 12 months from its
erection, or 15 months from the date of the shipping document
(Bill of Lading). If faulty workmanship during the erection is reported during the warranty period, it will be rectified free
charge, provided that MHM is informed in writing immediately after it has been detected.
Import tax and duties are at Client’s
charge. MHM shall respond for defects caused
by the Client’s staff or third parties acting under the supervision of our personnel only when such defects are based on serious negligence
incorrect assistance given by MHM’s personnel. For repairs or
modifications completed during the warranty period,
will apply the same warranty terms to the rectified component only. The civil responsibility for any possible damages
arising from installation, or operating of the machine is assumed by the
Client even towards third
parties, easing MHM
from every request at this regard. In no case it will be possible to prorogate
the terms of decadence or prescription according to ABGB principles.
- This is not a turn‐key project. The guarantee is not applicable
in case of normal usury, in case of breakages coming from unskillfulness
negligence of the Client, of extra charges over the
contractual limits, not authorized interventions,
manumissions, accidental cases or major force, improper maintenance, use of improper materials, influence
of chemical or electrolytic action,
not observance of maintenance instructions, erection not effected by MHM, defects that do not
find an origin in a material defect,
of design or bad execution, or for other
reasons that are not of MHM’s responsibility. The Client will not be able to ask reimbursements
or compensations for
fees, disasters, damages direct or indirect, even for inactivity of the machine. The substituted
parts remain of our property.
For the parts that we shall have bought by sub suppliers, towards the Client will be applied the guarantees
by them given to MHM. All the travels
and the daily allowances of our personnel, for throughout under guarantee are effected at Client’s charges,
risk and danger. MHM is not responsible for possible damages
to the tissue. The guarantee is not valid
when the Client or third parties effect amendments
reparations without written agreement of MHM,
or when the Client does not take appropriate measures to limit
the damages. The machine
guarantee is no more operative whenever the Client
does not respect
the interventions and maintenance foreseen in the use and maintenance guide.
- The machine
is built according
to the enclosed scheme and according to EN, UNI‐CEN, ISPESL rules. In the supply
are not included depuration
or against pollution apparatuses. Apparatuses and appliances eventually
necessary for Client’s
charges, and attention.
IX. PROPERTY RIGHTS RESERVED
- MHMremains the owner of the item sold until the price has been fully paid. It is explicitly agreed that the machine not yet paid, or part of it, if incorporated
in or attached to the building, will remain
property of MHM, who will have at any time the rights to claim such property even
towards anyone who may have had previously or acquired
later, any real right or privilege over the building owned by Client or occupied by him or belonging to a third party and used by the Client
under any title whatsoever.
- In pursuance to ABGB principles, until the price has been fully paid up, the Client
shall not transfer to anyone else the object of the supply and shall not set it up in any
other place than the one
where it was erected at the time of delivery.
- In pursuance to ABGB principles, it is understood that in case of rescission of the contract for non‐
fulfillment of the Client, the installments paid are kept by MHM as indemnity without compromising his right to claim compensation for further damage.
- MHM may cause the reserved property
agreement to be registered and transcribed as provided by the law: in such case costs shall
be borne by the Client.
X. PLACE OF JURISDICTION
- The place of fulfillment and place of venue for both parties
and for all rights and obligations
resulting from the business
relationship is Kufstein/Austria exclusively. This applies
actions concerning check and draft collections irrespective of the place of payment stated
on the check or draft. The purchaser may not assign to third party any claim which he may have against
- Drafts eventually issued have the sole purpose of availing
oneself of the credit and do not
constitute a departure from KufsteinCourt’s jurisdiction ruling over
the drawing and performance of the contract.
XI. AFTER SALES SUPPORT
- Cost of interventions
not covered by warranty includes travelling, hotel, lodging expenses and
payment of a sum calculated on the basis of the relation hours/cost
of work executed by the technician (details will be provided).
- Travelling and working
hours will be paid in advance,
based on our quotation.
- With the order confirmation, the Client
accepts these conditions and the price of spare parts.
- MHM is hereby committed to supply
assistance and spare
parts for 10 years starting
from the date of the delivery of the machine.