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Wholesale Conditions of Sale - Australia

Kowtow Clothing Ltd Wholesale Terms & Condition Of Sale.
for Australian Buyers Only.


1. Price

Once an order has been submitted by the Buyer, the Buyer is contractually committed to carry out the sale at the agreed price unless otherwise agreed to in writing by both parties.

2. Payment

New accounts are to pay a 50% deposit for their first order before shipment within 7 days of invoice. Once funds have cleared Kowtow will dispatch the order. The remainder is due 14 days after the invoice date. Continuing orders are to be paid strictly 30 days after the invoice date. The entire season’s account must be paid in full before we ship the following season.

3. Ordering Procedure

A Kowtow Clothing Ltd Account Application Form must be correctly filled out, signed by the Buyer and approved by Kowtow Clothing Ltd. Once the Account Application Form has been approved by Kowtow Clothing Ltd the Buyer can proceed with placing an order and is legally bound to the agreements therein including these Terms and Conditions of Sale.

After the placement of an order Kowtow Clothing Ltd will provide the Buyer with a Sales Confirmation. Once a Sales Confirmation has been issued, the Buyer is legally bound to the order and any agreements therein including these terms and conditions.

4. Retention of Title

Romalpa Clause:

Title to the goods shall remain vested in Kowtow Clothing Ltd and shall not pass to the Buyer until the purchase price for the goods has been paid in full and received by Kowtow Clothing Ltd. Until title to the goods passes:

a) Kowtow Clothing Ltd shall have authority to retake, sell or otherwise deal with and/or dispose of all or any part of the goods;

b) Kowtow Clothing Ltd and its agents and employees shall be entitled at any time and without the need to give notice enter upon any property upon which the 
goods or any part are stored, or upon which Kowtow Clothing Ltd reasonably believes them to be kept;

c) The Buyer shall store or mark the goods in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Kowtow Clothing Ltd indicating that title to the goods remains vested in Kowtow 
Clothing Ltd;

d) Irrespective of whether title to the goods remains vested in Kowtow Clothing Ltd, risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery. The Buyer shall insure the goods to their full replacement value.

5. Shipping Terms

Unless specified in writing by Kowtow Clothing Ltd the Buyer is responsible for all costs related to freight.

6. GST

All sales will include Australian Goods and Services Tax.

7. Delays

7.1 Force majeure

No Party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations where such failure is as a result of Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or [telephone service], and no other Party will have a right to terminate this agreement in such circumstances. 
Any Party asserting Force Majeure as an excuse shall have the burden of proving that reasonable steps were taken (under the circumstances) to minimize delay or damages caused by foreseeable events, that all non-excused obligations were substantially fulfilled, and that the other Party was timely notified of the likelihood or actual occurrence which would justify such an assertion, so that other prudent precautions could be contemplated. 

7.2 Delivery date shown on the ‘Sales Confirmation’ form is an estimate only and Kowtow Clothing Ltd will use all reasonable endeavors to delivery by such date.

8. Cancellation

8.1 Kowtow Clothing Ltd may cancel this contract at any time by giving written notice.  Kowtow Clothing Ltd shall not be liable to any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

8.2 Cancellation or alteration to the order by the Buyer after the order close off date as stated on the order form may be subject to a cancellation fee representing 50% of the value of the cancelled order at the discretion of Kowtow Clothing Ltd.

8.3 Cancellation of any order by the Buyer must be submitted in writing. Kowtow Clothing Ltd has no obligation to accept cancellation of any part of the order once the order has been submitted by the Buyer. Decisions regarding the acceptance of any part of the order are at the discretion of Kowtow Clothing Ltd.

9. Risk of Loss

Once the goods have been delivered and signed by the Buyer all risk of loss is the responsibility of the Buyer.

10. Inspection of Goods on Receipt

Unless the Buyer has inspected the goods and given written notice to Kowtow Clothing Ltd within seven (7) days after delivery that the goods do not comply with the relevant specifications or descriptions, the goods are deemed to have been accepted in good order and condition.

11. Return of Goods

No returns will be accepted unless Kowtow Clothing Ltd has previously agreed in writing. If Kowtow Clothing Ltd agrees to the return of Goods, they must be unsoiled, undamaged and in a re-saleable condition (or Buyer pays for all costs of replacement or repair) and delivered free to Kowtow Clothing Ltd premises unless otherwise agreed by Kowtow Clothing Ltd in writing.

12. Non-delivery

At times, garments will not be produced, or will be produced but not be up to the quality expected by Kowtow Clothing Ltd. While every attempt will be made to avoid non-delivery, if such a situation arises, non-delivery of garments will be accepted by the Buyer and Kowtow Clothing Ltd will accept no liability for resulting losses to the Buyer. The Buyer will not be invoiced for non-delivered goods.

13. Insurance

Kowtow Clothing Ltd will insure the goods up until delivery to the Buyers specified location. Thereafter, the goods are the responsibility of the Buyer.

14. Warranty

14.1 Kowtow Clothing Ltd warrants that the goods delivered meet the Buyers specifications as stated on the ‘Order Form’ and signed ‘Sales Confirmation’. Once delivered the Buyer assumes all risk and liability resulting from use of the goods.

14.2 If any fault is evident within the goods, that is a result of faulty manufacturing Kowtow Clothing Ltd will replace the goods. If the goods are no longer in stock a credit will be offered.

15. Liability

If any fault in the goods is deemed to be from misuse, wear and tear, tampering or not following care instructions no refund or replacement will be offered.

16. No Sale by Description or Sample

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, Kowtow Clothing Ltd does not warrant that the goods conform to any specific description or sample. Kowtow Clothing Ltd reserves the right to alter or remove its product dimensions, drawings, specifications, designs, materials, components, fabrics, patterns, printing techniques, colours, printed materials, packaging, promotional material, construction methods and/or offers included with purchase. Kowtow Clothing Ltd may do so without notice. Any such alterations shall not impose upon Kowtow Clothing Ltd an obligation to alter goods that it already delivered to the Purchaser.
Any description of the goods, whether given verbally or appearing in Kowtow Clothing Ltd sales literature, catalogues or otherwise, shall not constitute a sale
by description, unless Kowtow Clothing Ltd expressly agrees in writing that such description forms a condition of sale. An inspection by the Buyer of the goods, or a demonstration of the goods, shall not constitute a sale by sample. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, it is not a condition of sale that the goods correspond precisely with the dimensions and specifications appearing in any product literature or with any sample that may have been shown or demonstrated to the Buyer. All samples remain the property of Kowtow Clothing Ltd, unless stated otherwise.

17. Compliance with Law

The Buyer must comply with all legislation relating to the usage and description of the merchandise.

18. Intellectual Property

The content and design of all products and logos are copyright and belong to Kowtow Clothing Ltd. The Buyer may not use any intellectual property without written permission.

19. Privacy Act Considerations

All information given to Kowtow Clothing by the buyer will only be used in a manner which complies with New Zealand Privacy Laws.

20. Governing Law

New Zealand law and the decisions of its courts shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction with respect to any question or controversy that may arise hereunder from disputes or transactions with Kowtow Clothing Ltd.

21. Severability

If any provision contained in these Conditions of Sale is held by a court to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforce-ability of the remaining provisions are not affected.


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