Terms & Conditions

Annewetey Driv Ent


1. General

The Buyer hereby orders and the Seller, by accepting the purchase order, agrees that it will supply the Goods specified overleaf upon and subject to these conditions which shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions. Any reference overleaf to the Seller’s quotation, specification, price list or like document shall be solely for the purpose of describing the Goods to be supplied and no terms and conditions endorsed upon, delivered with or referred to in such applications to the Contract.

2. Interpretation

2.1 In these Conditions:-

“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday in Greater Accra;

“Buyer” means Annewetey Driv Ent

“Conditions” means the standard terms and conditions of purchase set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller;

“Contract” means the contract for the sale and purchase of the Goods constituted by the Seller’s acceptance of the Order in accordance with these Conditions;

“Delivery Address” means the address stated on the Order for delivery of the Goods;

“Goods” means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any part of them) described in the Order;

“Order” means the Buyer’s purchase order to which these Conditions are annexed;

“Price” means the price of the Goods;

“Seller” means the person so described in the Order;

“Specification” includes any plans, drawings, data or other information relating to the Goods; and

“Writing” includes facsimile, transmission, electronic mail and comparable means of communication.

2.2 Any reference in these Conditions to a statute or a provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that statute or provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at the relevant time.

2.3 The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

2.4 Unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression which is defined in or given a particular meaning by the Order shall have the same meaning in these Conditions but, if there is any conflict between the provisions of the Order and these Conditions, the Order shall prevail.

3.     Basis of Purchase

3.1  The Order constitutes an offer by the Buyer to purchase the Goods subject to these Conditions.

3.2  The Seller shall accept the Order placed by the Buyer and a binding contract for the supply of the Goods subject to these conditions, shall exist by whichever is the earlier of: –

a)    the Seller’s acceptance of the Order, in writing or orally, subject to these conditions; or

b)    Delivery of Goods.

3.3  Any typographical clerical or other accidental error or omission in the Order placed by the Buyer or in any drawings specifications, instructions, tools or other material supplied by the Buyer, shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Buyer.

3.4  No variation to the Contract shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and the Seller.

4.     Specification

4.1  The quantity, quality and description of the Goods shall, subject as provided in these Conditions, be as specified in the Order and/or in any applicable Specification supplied by the Buyer to the Seller or agreed in writing by the Buyer.

4.2  Any Specification supplied by the Buyer to the Seller, or specifically produced by the Seller for the Buyer, in connection with the Contract, together with the copyright, design rights or any other intellectual property rights in the Specification, shall be the exclusive property of the Buyer. The Seller shall not disclose to any third party or use any such Specification except to the extent that it is or becomes public knowledge through no fault of the Seller, or as required for the purpose of the Contract.

4.3  The Goods shall be marked in accordance with the Buyer’s instructions and any applicable regulations or requirements of the carrier, and properly packed and secured so as to reach their destination in an undamaged condition in the ordinary course.

4.4  The Seller shall not unreasonably refuse to take any steps necessary to comply with any request by the Buyer to inspect or test the Goods during manufacture, processing or storage at the premises of the Seller or any third party prior to despatch, and to provide the Buyer with any facilities reasonably required by the Buyer for inspection or testing.

4.5  If as a result of inspection or testing the Buyer is not satisfied that the Goods will comply in all respects with the Contract, and the Buyer so informs the Seller within seven days of inspection or testing, the Seller shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure compliance.

4.6  The Seller shall comply with all applicable regulations or other legal requirements concerning the manufacture, packaging, packing and delivery of the Goods.

5.     Price

5.1  The Price of the Goods shall be as stated in the Order and, unless otherwise so stated, shall be:-

a)    exclusive of any applicable value added / sales / services tax (which shall be payable by the Buyer subject to receipt of a tax invoice); and

b)    inclusive of all charges for packaging, packing, shipping, carriage, insurance and delivery of the Goods to the Delivery Address and any duties, imposts or levies other than value added tax.

5.2  Any quotation from the Seller is valid for 8. No increase in the Price may be made (whether on account of increased material, labour or transport costs, fluctuation in rates of exchange or otherwise) without the prior consent of the Buyer in writing.

5.3  The Buyer shall be entitled to any discount for prompt payment, bulk purchase or volume of purchase customarily granted by the Seller, whether or not shown on its own terms and conditions of sale.

6.     Payment

6.1  The Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer on or at any time after delivery of the Goods, as the case may be, and each invoice shall quote the number of the Order.

6.2  Unless otherwise stated in the Order, the Buyer shall pay the Price of the Goods within 7 days after the end of the month of receipt by the Buyer of a proper invoice or, if later, after acceptance of the Goods in question by the Buyer, but time for payment shall not be of the essence of the contract.

6.3  The Buyer shall be entitled to set off against the Price any sums owed to the Buyer by the Seller.

7.     Delivery

7.1  The Goods shall be delivered to the Delivery Address on the date or within the period stated in the Order on a EXW basis (unless otherwise stated in the Order), in either case during the Buyer’s usual business hours.

7.2  Where it is agreed in writing that the date of delivery of the Goods is to be specified by the Seller after the placing of the Order, the Seller shall give the Buyer reasonable notice in writing of the specified date.

7.3  The time of delivery of the Goods is of the essence of the Contract.

7.4  A packing note clearly quoting the number of the Order must accompany each delivery or consignment of the goods.

7.5  If the goods are to be delivered by instalments, the Contract will be treated as a single contract and not severable.

7.6  The Buyer shall be entitled to reject any Goods delivered which are not in accordance with the Contract.

7.7  The Seller shall supply the Buyer in good time with any instructions or other information to enable the Buyer to accept delivery of the Goods.

7.8  The Buyer shall not be obliged to return to the Seller any packaging or packing materials for the Goods, whether or not any Goods are accepted by the Buyer.

7.9  If the Goods are not delivered on the due date then, without prejudice to any other remedy, the Buyer shall be entitled to deduct from the Price or (if the Buyer has agreed to pay any part of the price in advance of delivery) to claim from the Seller by way of liquidated damages for delay 5 per cent of the Price for every week’s delay, up to a maximum of 20 per cent of the price.

7.10  The Buyer shall not be deemed to have accepted the Goods until it has a reasonable time to inspect them following delivery or collection as the case may be. The Buyer shall also have the right to reject the Goods as though they had not been accepted for a reasonable time after any latent defect in the Goods has become apparent.

7.11 Where the Goods are rejected, the Buyer will return the Goods to the Seller after identifying the breach and where the Buyer has paid for the Goods, the Seller will within 7 days of receipt of the Goods refund to the Buyer the amount paid by:

(a) crediting the amount paid against any amount owing by the Buyer to the Seller; or

(b) refunding the balance of the amount paid if the credit for the returned Goods exceeds the amount owed by the Buyer to the Seller; or

(c) refunding the amount in full if there are no amounts owing by the Buyer to the Seller:

If the Seller fails to refund the amount paid pursuant to this clause, then the Buyer may at any time offset the refund due.

7.12 Unless otherwise agreed all rejected Goods will be returned by the Buyer to the Seller at the Seller’s risk and cost (including, but not limited to, all transport costs).

7.13 Where the Goods are required to be delivered by instalments, the Buyer may reject all or any of the Goods so delivered without affecting the validity of the contract formed by the acceptance of the relevant Order and applying to any instalments accepted by the Buyer.

7.14 Without prejudice to any other remedy, if any Goods are supplied in breach of any warranty or representation given by the Seller or are otherwise not in accordance with an Order, the Buyer may require the Seller to dispatch replacement Goods within twenty-four (24) hours of notification by the Buyer.

8. Quality

8.1  Where the Seller is not the manufacturer of the Goods, the Seller shall endeavour to transfer to the Buyer the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given to the Seller.

8.2  The Seller warrants and represents that (subject to the other provisions of these conditions) upon delivery, and for a period of 1 months from the date of delivery, the Goods shall:

a)   be of satisfactory quality;

b)   be reasonably fit for purpose; 

c)    be reasonably fit for any particular purpose for which the Goods are being bought if the Buyer had made known that purpose to the Seller in writing;

d)  be safe, free from defects or faults and of merchantable quality;

e)  comply with the specifications and any technical standards (including quality assurance specifications) and other requirements provided by the Buyer;

f)  correspond with the sample provided where the Goods are supplied by reference to a sample, (including the way the Goods are labelled, marked, ticketed and packaged); and

g)  comply with all laws and generally accepted industry standards In the country in which they were manufactured and in which they are to be located or sold, including all taws and standards relating to care, safety, manufacture, packaging, labelling, ticketing, loading, transportation and country of origin.

9.     Risk and Property

9.1  Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon the Buyer takes physical possession of the Goods in accordance with the Contract.

9.2  The property in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery, unless payment for the Goods has been agreed to be made prior to delivery, when it shall pass to the Buyer once payment has been made and the Goods have been appropriated to the Contract.

10.  Assignment

10.1  The Buyer may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.

10.2  The Seller shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Buyer.

11.  Warranty

11.1 The Seller warrants to the Buyer that the Goods:-

a)     will, both at the time of delivery and for a reasonable period of time thereafter, be of the best available design, quality, material and workmanship and conform in all respects with the Order and Specification supplied or advised by the Buyer to the Seller;

b)    will be free from defects in design, material and workmanship;

c)     will correspond with any relevant Specification or sample; 

d)    will comply with all statutory requirements and regulations relating to the sale of the Goods; and

e)   will not infringe any person’s Intellectual Property Rights or other rights and will not be in contravention of any applicable laws and also warrant that:

(i) where the Seller Is also the manufacturer of the Goods, the Seller has made all relevant enquiries and carried out all relevant searches (including, without limitation, searches of registers of trademarks, patents and designs) to verify, and now warrants to the Buyer, that all intellectual property that has been exploited or exercised in respect of the Goods (including their labelling, packaging or promotion) have been lawfully and validly so exploited, exercised or applied with the consent of the owner of the relevant Intellectual Property Rights;

(ii) where the Seller is not the manufacturer of the Goods, the Seller has made all the enquiries with the manufacturer.

11.2 The Seller warrants and represents to the Buyer on acceptance of each Order and at all material times that:

a)     it has the capacity to enter into this Agreement and each Order on its own behalf and on behalf of its affiliates (as applicable under these Terms and Conditions) and has the right and authority to sell the Goods to the Buyer in Greater Accra; and

b)    it has the right to sell the Goods free from all encumbrances and that the Buyer will enjoy quiet possession of the Goods.

12. Indemnity

12.1 The Seller shall indemnify the Buyer in full against all liability, loss, damages, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by the Buyer as a result of or in connection with:-

a)     breach of any warranty given by the Seller in relation to the Goods;

b)    any claim that the Goods infringe, or that their importation, use or resale, infringes, the patent, copyright trademark or other intellectual property rights of any other person, except to the extent that the claim arises from compliance with any Specification supplied by the Buyer;

c)     any act or omission of the Seller or its employees, agents or sub-contractors in supplying, delivering or installing the Goods; and

d)    all claims by the customers of the Buyer (and their sub-buyers) arising out of any breach whatever by the Seller of this contract for sale.

13. Remedies

13.1 Without prejudice to any other right or remedy which the Buyer may have, if any Goods are not supplied in accordance with, or the Seller fails to comply with, any of the terms of the Contract the Buyer shall be entitled to avail itself of any one or more of the following remedies at its discretion, whether or not any part of the Goods have been accepted by the Buyer:

a)     to rescind the Order;

b)    to reject the Goods (in whole or in part) and return them to the Seller at the risk and cost of the Seller on the basis that a full refund for the Goods so returned shall be paid forthwith by the Seller;

c)     at the Buyer’s option to give the Seller the opportunity at the Seller’s expense either to remedy any defect in the Goods or to supply replacement Goods and carry out any other necessary work to ensure that the terms of the Contract are fulfilled;

d)    to refuse to accept any further deliveries of the Goods but without any liability to the Seller;

e)     to carry out at the Seller’s expense any work necessary to make the Goods comply with the Contract; and

f)     to claim such damages as may have been sustained in consequence of the Seller’s breach or breaches of the Contract.

14. Termination

14.1  The Buyer shall be entitled to cancel the Contract in respect of all or part only of the Goods by giving notice in writing to the Seller at any time prior to delivery or performance, in which event the Buyer’s sole liability shall be to pay to the Seller the Price for the Goods in respect of which the Buyer has exercised its right of cancellation, less the Buyer’s reasonable estimate of the Seller’s net saving of cost arising from the cancellation.

14.2  The Buyer shall be entitled to terminate the Contract without liability to the Seller by giving notice to the Seller at any time if:-

a)     the Seller makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors, becomes bankrupt or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction; or

b)    an encumbrancer takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Seller; or

c)     the Seller ceases or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or

d)    the Buyer reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in relation to the Seller and notifies the Seller accordingly.

15.  Force Majeure

15.1  In the event that either party is prevented from fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement by reason of any supervening event beyond its control including but not limited to war, national emergency, flood, earthquake, strike or lockout (subject to Sub-clause 15.2) the party shall not be deemed to be in breach of its obligations under this Agreement. The party shall immediately give notice of this to the other party and must take all reasonable steps to resume performance of its obligations.

15.2  Sub-clause 15.1 shall not apply with respect to strikes and lockouts where such action has been induced by the party so incapacitated.

15.3  Each party shall be liable to pay the other damages for any breach of this Agreement and all expenses and costs incurred by that party in enforcing its rights under this Agreement.

15.4  If and when the period of such incapacity exceeds 3 months then this Agreement shall automatically terminate unless the parties first agree otherwise in writing.

16.  Communications

16.1  All communications between the parties about the Contract shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first-class post or sent by fax or sent by electronic mail:

a)    (in case of communications to the Seller) to its registered office or such changed address as shall be notified to the Buyer by the Seller; or

b)    (in the case of the communications to the Buyer) to the registered office of the addressee (if it is a company) or (in any other case) to any address of the Seller set out in any document which forms part of the Contract or such other address as shall be notified to the Seller by the Buyer.

16.2  Communications shall be deemed to have been received:

a)    if sent by pre-paid first-class post, two Business Days after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or

b)    if delivered by hand, on the day of delivery; or

c)     if sent by fax or electronic mail on a Business Day prior to 5.00 pm, at the time of receipt and otherwise on the next Business Day.

16.3  Communications addressed to the Buyer shall be marked for the attention of Mustapha Annewetey.

16.4  Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under these Conditions shall be in writing addressed to that other party at its registered office or principal place of business or such other address as may at the relevant time have been notified pursuant to this provision to the party giving the notice.

18. Confidentiality

18.1 The Seller agrees to keep confidential all the Buyer’s financial, technological (Including designs and specifications), strategic or business information (including customer details) concerning or arising from this Agreement (“Information”). In particular, the Seller must ensure that all electronic communications are kept secure so as to prevent unauthorised access.

18.2 All Information remains the property of the Buyer and may only be used by the Seller in fulfilling its obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Otherwise, no information may be disclosed to any third party without the Buyer’s written consent.

18.3 The Seller otherwise agrees not to disclose any of the terms of these Terms and Conditions except to the extent that:

(a) disclosure is necessary to comply with these Terms and Conditions or any other agreement between the Seller and the Buyer,

(b) the disclosure is required by law or rules of any stock exchange; or

(c) the information is in the public domain other than through a breach of theseTerms and Conditions.

18.4 Where the Seller believes that it is required by law to disclose any of the terms of an Order or these Terms and Conditions or any other confidential information of the Buyer, the Seller must immediately notify the Buyer in writing and provide assistance as reasonably required by the Buyer if the Buyer wishes to defend or resist that requirement.

19. Intellectual Property Rights of the Buyer

Goods bearing any registered or unregistered trademark or any other marks, brands, logos or designs owned by or licensed to the Buyer (“Buyer Branding“) must only be sold to the Buyer. Where Goods have been rejected or not taken up by the Buyer, the Seller must obtain the prior written consent of the Buyer to sell such Goods to a third party. Consent may be given on any terms specified by the Buyer. If such consent is given, then the Seller must remove art Buyer Branding and all references to the Buyer’s trademarks including swing tickets, tags, badges and all other labels from those Goods before they are offered for sale to a third party.

20. Waiver

No waiver by the Buyer of any breach of the Contract by the Seller shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

21.  Severance

If any provisions of these Conditions are held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provisions in question shall not be affected thereby. 

22. No Rights for Third Parties

A person who is not a party to the Contract shall have no right under these Terms and Conditions or other Contracts.

23. Governing law and Arbitration

This document is governed by and are to be construed in accordance with English Law.

All disputes controversy, difference or claim arising out of or in connection with this document, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, or any dispute regarding non-contractual obligations shall be finally settled under the arbitration rules of the London Court of International Arbitration by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said rules. The seat of Arbitration shall be London and proceedings shall be conducted in English.