Terms & Conditions
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (US) – 2017
a) Quotations on products from inventory are for immediate acceptance and price is subject to product availability and copper fluctuations.
b) Quotations for specially manufactured products are valid for 30 days; less adjustments for metals.
2. Lead Times
a) Manufacturing lead times are stated at time of quotation and are a best estimate based on current conditions. Lead times may change due to factory capacity at time of order placement.
b) All inventory items are for immediate availability and products are subject to prior sale.
3. Minimum Order – $1000
4. Order Acceptance
a) No Purchase Order shall be binding unless and until officially accepted in writing by TF.
Any terms and conditions of the Purchase Order which are in addition to or inconsistent with TF Cable terms and conditions shall not be binding and shall not apply to the transaction, unless specifically agreed to in writing by TF Cable.
b) Large orders that meet minimum contract guidelines have the option to firm the value of metal content to London Metal Exchange (LME) next business day price.
5. Product Backorders
a) Product backorders are accepted at original order price providing the confirmed availability is within 4 weeks of order placement
b) Backorders beyond the known availability will be subject to current price in effect at time of shipment.
6. Copper Pricing Adjustments
a) Unless otherwise negotiated, manufactured orders shipping from TF Kable Factories are subject to metal escalation or de-escalation at time of shipment. Adjusted metals are based on the published London Metal Exchange (LME) previous month’s average from date of shipment.
b) Warehouse orders are adjusted to the current market price level at time of order.
7. Other Raw Materials Adjustments
Prices are subject to other raw material increases and pricing may be revised after expiration of the quote acceptance period.
8. Quantity Variations
a) Shipments from TF Kable Factories are set at a quantity tolerance of +/- 10%
b) Shipments from TF warehouse are set at a quantity tolerance of -0% to +3%.
9. Shipping and Delivery Schedule
Projected shipping and delivery schedule is a best estimate based on current conditions. TF assumes no liability for loss, damage or consequential damages due to delays.
10. Payment Terms
a) Factory direct shipments are NET 75 days from date of invoice
b) Warehouse shipments are NET 30 days from date of invoice; subject to credit approval with open account.
a) Orders are considered non-cancelable.
b) Exceptions are at the discretion of TF Cable. Manufactured orders will be subject to cancellation charges and commiserate to the resources committed for order fulfillment. Any order, once accepted by TF Cable shall not be subject to cancellation except on terms that protect TF Cable against loss. If the order is cancelled for any reason, TF Cable shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages.
12. Returns – Standard Inventory Products
a) Applications for returning material are to be made within 30 days of receipt
b) Customer specified cut lengths are non-returnable
c) No returns will be accepted without a return authorization
d) Credit will be provided only after receipt and verification that the product is still in the original packaging received in a non-damaged saleable condition.
e) Restocking charges will apply and will be set at the time of RMA request.
13. Returns – Factory Direct Shipments and Specially Manufactured Products
Factory direct shipments and specially manufactured products are non-returnable
14. Freight Policy – Warehouse Shipments
Economy freight – applies to shipments of $3,000 – $15,000. Most economical delivery will be provided at TF Cable’s expense. Customer has an option to upgrade to expedited freight for an additional charge.
Standard freight – applies to shipments over $15,000. Most common carriers transit times apply.
a) Reasonable care is exercised in packing products for shipment, and TF Cable assumes no responsibility for delay, breakage or damage after having made delivery in good order to the carrier.
b) Freight costs are calculated on point-to-point delivery by enclosed common carrier van to a standard truck-height loading dock
15. Freight Methods – Warehouse Shipments
a) Prepaid and Allowed – FOB Destination, Best Way TF Cable selected carrier.
b) Prepaid and Charge – FOB Shipping Point, Best Way by customer-selected carrier from list of TF Cable approved carriers.
c) Freight Collect – FOB Shipping Point, Best Way by customer selected carrier. Customer provides TF Cable with accurate freight-collect account numbers.
16. Special Freight Conditions
a) Expedited Shipping including Guaranteed Delivery – TF Cable must specifically accept in writing on confirming order and shipment is made by TF Cable selected carrier. Customer is responsible for all additional costs.
b) Accessorial service charges will apply upon special shipping requests or additional costs incurred when making delivery including but not limited to Lift Gate Service, Redelivery, Waiting Time, Storage, Re-consignment, Diversion, Transloading, Residential Delivery, Saturday delivery.
c) Special restrictive conditions regarding loading or unloading, weight and equipment limitations will be communicated to TF Cable at time of order.
17. Inspection for Damage and Shortages
a) All shipments from TF Cable should be inspected for possible freight damage or shortage prior to acceptance.
b) Damaged or shortage should be specifically noted on bill of lading and packing slip at time of delivery.
c) Applications for invoice adjustment due to damage or shortages are required to be submitted no later than 30 days from receipt.
d) Damage or shortage claims must be accompanied by the driver’s copy of the delivery receipt noting the specific items claimed.
e) Unless specifically authorized otherwise, claims are not to be deducted from the original invoice but will be processed on a separate credit memo.
18. Reel Length Policy and Specially Requested Cut Lengths From Inventory
a) No order will be accepted that requires a master length of cable to be cut resulting in a remaining unsellable short length.
b) Orders requesting specific cut lengths will be subject to cutting charges.
a) Cables are supplied on non-returnable wooden reels for domestic use within North America. Reel size and reel capacity will be determined by TF Cable.
b) Reels, Palletized Boxes and Coils will have a weather protecting wrap
c) Additional costs for customer specified packaging include but not limited to; IPPC reels and pallets, lagging and palletized reel cradling.
20. Confidentiality of Technical Data and Content of Catalog Sheets
a) If any written technical information, detailed specifications, drawings or other technical data are submitted to the customer in connection with a quotation or order, other than published data, such data will be furnished in confidence to permit the evaluation of TF Cable’s conformance with the order requirements.
b) Catalog sheets are considered accurate but may have typographical errors or inadvertent omissions of information. TF Cable is not responsible for errors of this nature.
c) Information contained in catalog sheets is subject to change without notice.
21. Infringement of Third Party Proprietary Rights
Company warrants that its products do not infringe on any proprietary rights of any third party and Company agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless distributor against all losses relating to any alleged or actual infringement of any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets arising from the distributor’s use of the products.