Appointment of Buyer’s Representative (A190)

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Who can use this Appointment of Buyer’s Representative?

You can use this appointment of a buyer’s representative if you are  looking to source goods or materials from another country.  Or  you  can use it if you are a representative who is getting work from a buyer in another country.

What is this buyer’s representative appointment template for?

The appointment details the role of the representative and their client.    The terms of the agreement include  the duties of the buyer’s representative, the fee arrangements and duration of the appointment

If you are looking for an agent appointment, see our document A101

What are the main issues for a company appointing a Buyer’s Representative?

Role of the representative.  This will vary depending on what’s required. Our form covers locating suitable suppliers for designated goods & inspecting goods that are ordered by the company.  Also, from time to time dealing with warehousing, export arrangements etc. and generally following up on any requests for information or action.

Restrictions on authority.  Make it clear that the buyer’s representative does not have any authority to make any commitment to a supplier unless this is given in writing in particular circumstances.

Fee arrangements. This is often related to the value of sales – e.g. a percentage of the net purchase price of goods in the country. There may also be expenses for travel and accommodation when following up enquiries in the territory on behalf of the company

Confidentiality. This is an important provision, given the nature of the work: the company instructing the representative does not want their plans to become widely known in the territory.

What detailed terms does the Buyer’s Representative Appointment  template contain?

This seven page document contains 13 clauses covering

  • definitions
  • representation
  • commencement and duration
  • duties of the representative
  • duties of the company
  • representative’s fees and expenses
  • relationship of parties
  • confidentiality
  • force majeure
  • termination
  • communication and notices
  • governing law and resolution of disputes
  • a general clause detailing assignment and subcontracting, the scope of the agreement, waiver and severability

For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes which you will receive when you download the document from our website.

And if you want to use the Notes, let us know by using our contact form

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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

Legal support

ContractStore supplies templates and is not a law firm.  But all our templates are written by experienced lawyers, in this case by one of the authors of Exporting Made Easy .  So, we can arrange legal assistance for customers who need special terms in one of our documents or a bespoke template. . For more information see our Legal Services page.

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