STANDARD TERMS OF TRADE
These Terms of Trade and any additional terms on any applicable docket, sale or delivery note, receipt, invoice or other relevant document prepared by the Company in relation to any sale apply to the purchases of Goods from the Company, whether such sale is completed by written agreement, electronic record or oral communication unless stated otherwise by the Company.
1.1 Company means The Central Stockfeed Company Limited and includes any of its subsidiaries.
1.2 Goods means all goods and services, and is deemed to include all goods and services described or referred in any invoices, statements or other records prepared by the Company (and the description or details set out or referred to in any such records). Services includes all advice provided by the Company.
1.3 Purchaser means the purchaser of Goods from the Company.
2.1 Terms of Trade: Receipt of these Terms of Trade by the Purchaser and purchase of the Goods shall be deemed to be agreement to the Terms of Trade by the Purchaser.
2.2 Crop Contracts -. These Terms of Trade do not apply to any contract between the Company and a grower for the growing of a crop. Such Crop Contracts will be governed by the Company’s “Crop Contract” document(s) and the terms and conditions contained therein.
2.3 The Purchaser cannot cancel any purchase order for Goods accepted by the Company and is bound to pay the quoted price.
Terms of payment
3.1 Unless the Company specifies otherwise, the purchase price and any commission and associated charges, plus GST, must be paid by the Purchaser to the Company (subject to clause 10.4) by the 20th of the month following purchase.
3.2 Interest on overdue payments may be charged from the time of purchase on a daily basis at a rate of 2% per month.
3.3 All amounts payable to the Company shall be paid in full without any set-off or deduction.
Terms specific to seed and plant stock
4.1 The Company understands that all seeds, plants, bulbs and tubers have been taken from reliable stocks, but it does not guarantee that they are described accurately or uncontaminated and accepts no liability in relation to any planting or crop.
4.2 As the composition, use and effect of sprays and hormone chemicals is outside the Company's control, the Purchaser agrees that it will not rely on any representation by the Company, or make or support any claim against the Company, concerning any sprays or hormone chemicals supplied by the Company.
4.3 If any invoice or statement or any relevant document refers to Royalty Conditions for seed, that seed is a PROTECTED SEED VARIETY and may not be used by the Purchaser for seed production or re-sold without the Plant Breeder's written consent.
Title, risk and delivery
5.1 All Goods are at the Purchaser's risk from the point of loading onto the carrier or being made available for uplifting by the Purchaser.
5.2 Ownership of and title to all Goods shall remain with the Vendor and not pass to the Purchaser until they are paid for in full.
5.3 Until title passes to the Purchaser: (a) the Purchaser shall hold the Goods as bailee of the Company; and (b) Regardless of s109 of the PPSA, the Company may repossess the Goods and dispose of them for its own benefit. For that purpose the Company (and its agents) may at any time without notice enter any place where it believes the Goods may be kept to inspect the Goods and/or take whatever action may be required to repossess the Goods. The Purchaser indemnifies the Company and its agents for all costs and liabilities incurred in connection with the repossession, storage and/or resale of the Goods (including any shortfall from resale at a lower price).
5.4 The Company shall be in no way liable for any delay in the date of delivery of any Goods. Where the Purchaser does not take delivery of the Goods by the delivery date specified, the Purchaser shall pay reasonable storage costs to the Company until such time as the Purchaser accepts the Goods.
Supply for business purposes
6.1 The Purchaser agrees that where Goods are acquired for the purposes of a business the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply.
Purchaser's right to compensation
7.1 Subject to clause 10, if the Company (and not any manufacturer or other person) is responsible for any Goods being defective or not materially conforming to the Company's description, the Company will at its option: (a) repair or replace the defective Goods or re-perform the service; or (b) pay compensation not exceeding the purchase price for the Goods. This is the Purchaser's sole right for compensation from the Company.
Warranties and the Company's liability
8.1 The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, the Fair Trading Act 1986, and other statutes may impose warranties, conditions or obligations upon the Company which cannot by law (or which can only to a limited extent by law) be excluded. Other than as expressly provided for in these Terms of Trade, we exclude all such imposed warranties, conditions or obligations to the extent permitted by law and exclude any warranty, condition or obligation imposed or implied under common law, equity or otherwise.
8.2 Except as set out in clause 7, the Company (and its agents) will not be liable in any way (including in negligence, tort and equity) to any Purchaser or other person in connection with Goods supplied or not supplied or the purported exercise of the Company's rights under these terms.
8.3 Notwithstanding anything in these Terms of Trade, the Company (and its agents), but subject to clause 8.1, the Company will never be liable in connection with any Goods supplied or not supplied or the purported exercise of the Company's rights under these Terms of Sale for any: (a) loss of income, profits, savings or goodwill or for any indirect or consequential loss or special or exemplary damages; (b) amount exceeding the purchase price paid for the Goods; or (c) amount not claimed within 7 days of the liability arising.
8.4 If the Company cannot provide the agreed quantity of Goods for any reason outside its reasonable control, the Company is not liable for that shortfall and the Purchaser must take delivery of and pay for the lesser quantity the Company is able to supply.
Personal Property Securities Act 1999
9.1 The Purchaser grants to the Company a security interest in all Goods supplied or to be supplied by the Company to secure all payments under these Terms of Trade. The Purchaser will do all things necessary for the Company to register a financing statement and to ensure the security interest is a first ranking perfected security interest over the Goods and their proceeds.
9.2 Nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 or 134 of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (PPSA) applies. The Purchaser's rights in sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125 to 127, 129, and 131 of the PPSA also do not apply.
9.3 The Purchaser waives its right under section 148 of the PPSA to be given a copy of any verification statement (as that term is defined in the PPSA).
The Company as agent
10.1 Agent: The Company may act for either or both of the vendor and/or a purchaser in respect of any sale of Goods.
10.2 Company not liable as agent When acting as an agent for either the vendor or purchaser (the Principal), the Company is deemed not to be responsible or liable in any way for anything done or not done by or on behalf of the Principal, including non-payment of any amount owed by the Principal. The Company gives no assurance as to the financial or other position of the Principal.
10.3 Claims against Principal only. Every party dealing with the Company acting as agent agrees that it will not make or support any claim or proceeding against the Company.
10.4 Payment Unless otherwise specified, where the Company acts as agent the purchaser will pay all amounts owed to the vendor to the Company which will then promptly account to the vendor for that amount subject to any right of setoff. The Company may choose in its sole discretion to pay the vendor before receiving full payment. In such case the purchaser will not be released from any liability and the vendor's rights under the contract of sale are deemed to be transferred to the Company.
10.5 Commission: The Company may deduct commission owed to it from the proceeds of sale or from any monies held by the Company for the liable party. The Company may deduct commission from both parties if acting as agent for both parties in respect of any transaction.
10.6 Purchase Price: Where the Company acts as agent for both the vendor and purchaser in respect of any sale, the Company may sell the Goods to the Purchaser for a different purchase price than that paid to the vendor and in such case the Company shall carry the loss or take the profit arising from such difference.
10.7 Vendor information: Where the Company is acting as agent for a vendor, the vendor warrants that it has provided accurate and complete information concerning the Goods. The Company is not required to verify that information.
11.1 Enforcement. The Purchaser will pay the Company on demand all costs (including legal costs on a solicitor/client basis) incurred by the Company in connection with any default by the Purchaser.
11.2 Entire agreement. These Terms of Trade (and any incorporated document including any formal credit arrangements) are the entire agreement between the parties, and replace at representations, agreements and other communications made by the Company.
11.3 No waiver. The Company shall be deemed not to have waived any right to do anything unless that waiver is in writing and signed by an authorised manager of the Company.
11.4 Severability. If any part of these Terms of Sale is illegal, unenforceable or invalid, that part is to be treated as modified or removed to the extent required to make it effective. The rest of these Terms of Trade are not affected.
11.5 Variation: The Company may vary these Terms of Trade by disclosing such varied terms to the Purchaser at any time.
11.6 The Company will only use the Purchaser’s personal information for purposes relating to the Purchaser’s dealings with the Company, including any credit assessment and for direct marketing. The Purchaser authorises the Company to release the Purchaser’s personal information to third parties for these purposes. The Purchaser has the right to inspect and correct any personal information held by the Company.
Provision of Technical Advice Prior, during, or subsequent to a sale
12.1 All advice given by the Company to the Purchaser prior to, or after a sale shall be deemed to be in consideration of the sale and therefore subject to the limitations of liability described herein; whether those liabilities arise at statute, contract, or tort.
13.1 Subject to clauses 13.2 and 13.3, if the Purchaser is not satisfied with the Goods the Purchaser may return the Goods (other than services) to the Company within 7 days of taking delivery of the Goods
13.2 Goods (other than services) can only be returned to the Company where i) they are not custom made (including seed that the Purchaser has ordered to be supplied in a blended, treated or coated form) and form part of the Company’s normal stock in trade, ii) are not provided in bulk, iii) have not deteriorated in condition and where supplied in packaging the packaging is unopened, iv) are not a protected seed variety, and v) the Purchaser pays for the return of the Goods.
13.3 Goods sold by the Company as agent for any other party may not under any circumstances be returned.
13.4 For any returned Goods the Company reserves the right to charge a restocking fee of up to 10% of the purchase price of the returned Goods plus GST.