International Distribution Agreement
The International Distribution Agreement template is intended for international transactions where the Supplier is a manufacturer of goods and the distributor act as a buyer and importer who organises distribution, with or without exclusivity, in a defined territory, usually a country. Frequently (but not always) the goods in question will be intended for retail sale.
The Agreement has been drafted to assure balance for both sides. Nevertheless, in the most relevant points of the Agreement (products and territory, exclusivity, non-competition, prices, delivery and payment conditions, promotional activities, services etc.), a number of alternatives have been suggested in order that the most appropriate version may be chosen for the purposes of whoever writes up the contract (Supplier or Distributor).
This Agreement can be used for distribution of products in most of the countries, but in some cases national laws protecting the distributor should be taken into account. In that sense the Agreement includes references to the regulations of the European Union which affect distribution agreements undertaken in the member countries.
Index of the contract