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Changes In Contract Rules To Affect GAFTA members

Sellers therefore terminated the sale contract on the basis that the substitution was advised too late. The High Court disagreed. United Kingdom September 13 If the sale of goods is on a certificate final terms gaftaa to quality then the buyer may not be able to reject goods. Whilst he may only be able to claim allowances for deficiency in quality he may nevertheless be able to reject the goods on the basis of misdescription if the crop was old and not new.

Both nomination and phytosanitary certificate clauses will be included in all relevant contracts entered into on these standard forms from now onwards. GAFTAs services in gfata are designed to protect the interests of its members. Buyers shall have no claim against sellers for delay or non-shipment under this clause, provided the seller shall have supplied the buyers, if required, satisfactory evidence justifying the 46 or non-fulfilment.

The Court upheld the GAFTA Board of Appeal award which found that the provision in the contract, whereby any notice received after hours on a business day would be deemed to have been received the following day, applied only in the case of resales and repurchases which was not the case here.


In Ramburs the High Court overturned a decision of the Gafta board of appeal concerning the substitution of a vessel. The sellers shall have the goods ready to be delivered to the buyers at any time within the contract period of delivery. gaftq

Gafta implements important contract amendments

Compliance health check Ince product: The buyers nominated a vessel to sellers on 20 March, but subsequently substituted that vessel on gafts March — the gsfta of substitution being expressly provided for at clause 6 of Gafta My saved default Read later Folders shared with you.

First of all, changes have been made to the pre-advice requirements of the nomination clause in Gafta FOB contracts 18, gfata, 64,and effective from 7 September Share Facebook Twitter Linked In.

The Sellers argued that, as the notice was served after hours, it was deemed to have been received the following day, on Tuesday 14 December, pursuant to the deemed notice provision in clause 19 and was therefore out of time. A notice to the Brokers or Agent shall be deemed a notice under this contract.

He considered it would be more odd for a party to only have to provide pre-advice information in advance for a vessel which ultimately would not in practice be used. If you would like to learn how Lexology can drive your content marketing strategy forward, please email enquiries lexology.

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GAFTA members receive discounted entry to events as well as access to exclusive members-only events and information services, as well as a bi-monthly newsletter. Gafta FOB contract 49 has similarly been revised, with changes effective from 1 September To view articles by sector and or location or to search within articles please use the options below.


GB GAFTA members receive a discounted fee for the service and access to the defaulters list of companies who have not complied with an award. A commentary on new contract wordings announced by Gafta The Grain and Feed Trade Association, whose standard contract wordings are widely incorporated into sale and purchase contracts between parties around the world in the agri-sector, has reviewed and amended a number of its standard contracts with potentially far reaching effects for traders.

GAFTA operates an international dispute resolution service for contractual disputes. GAFTA runs a range of seminars and conferences, black tie events and receptions across the world to facilitate networking within the trade.

Grain and Feed Trade Contracts

Buyer’s obligations regarding pre-advice shall only apply to the original vessel nominated. Provided the vessel is presented at the loading port in readiness to load within the delivery period, sellers shall if necessary complete loading after the delivery period and carrying charges shall not apply. We offer a wide range of membership categoriesincluding traders, brokers, superintendents, analysts, fumigators, arbitrators, individuals, professionals and branches of members, reflecting the diverse services provided.

So where the High Court had made clear it intended to apply the Gafta wording to the letter, it behoved Gafta to change its wordings if it wanted gafat allow traders greater flexibility in substitute vessel nominations.

GAFTA membership is diverse including importers, exporters, brokers, dealers, manufacturers, processors, millers, brewers, distillers, analysts, superintendents, forwarding agents, arbitrators and solicitors. Menu About us Expertise.