Circular:35/06 Contracts of delivery regarding mackerel 2007

Published: by Norges Sildesalgslag (Last updated: )
 

For the period from January 1st to March 31st and October 1st to December 31st 2007, buyers and fishermen may enter into contracts of delivery regarding mackerel.  A contract applying to this period must be transmitted to Norges Sildesalgslag by January 15thor 15th October for approval.  The permission to enter into contracts applies to Norwegian as well as vessels from other countries.  Furthermore, the following conditions apply:

 

1.                 Minimum period of a contract is one month.  A contract is mutually binding for the parties.

2.                 The contract shall contain agreed price for the mackerel for a minimum period of one month, and in addition any rules regarding adjustments of the price.

3.                 A vessel can only deliver mackerel to the buyer (buyers) it has a contract with.  It is possible for two buyers to enter into a contract with one vessel.  Vessels with a contract of delivery, are not in a position to sell mackerel at the auction.  But, in special cases exceptions can be made by Norges Sildesalgslag.

4.                 The contract of delivery has to be transmitted to Norges Sildesalgslag at least 5 days before the first landing takes place.

5.                 The Parties are mutual responsible to observe that fishing and deliveries following contract are planned in accordance with the buyer’s state of credit. In the event of a vessel getting a catch when the buyers do not possess sufficient payment guarantee, the contract is regarded broken and the vessel’s remaining quota must be sold through the ordinary auctions. The Parties are themselves responsible for clearing/settling any claims following such breach of contract.

6.                 It is hereby expressively emphasised that all first hand prices noted at the contract receipt are the last and final price unless differently stated in the Business Rules or the Sales Regulations.

 

You will will find a proforma contract of delivery attached.

 

 

Other information regarding mackerel for consumption purposes.

 

Existing minimum prices, auction routines, reporting and delivery routines and routines regarding quality complaints, referring to Circular 26/06, shall also apply as from 1st of January 2007.

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

 

Kindly regards

NORGES SILDESALGSLAG

 

 

Knut Torgnes

Are Strand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION TO NORGES SILDESALGSLAG (NSS)

(NORWEGIAN FISHERMENS SALES ORGANISATION FOR PELAGIC FISH)

 

FOR APPROVAL OF FIRM CONTRACT OF DELIVERY

 

 

Fisherman .........................................................  (ship owner - receiver of payment)

 

Vessel .................................................                         Reg.no./sign ................................

 

                       ..................................................                                    Reg.no./sign ................................

 

                       ..................................................                                    Reg.no./sign ................................

 

Buyer .....................................................................................................................

 

Fish species ..........................................................................................................

 

Quantity ................................................................................................................

 

Contract period .....................................................................................................

 

Price per kilo per assortment ................................................................................

 

Agreed price adjustment according to contract ....................................................

 

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Vessel’s total quota this year related to the actual species .................................

 

Remaining part of vessel’s quota upon entering the contract .............................

 

 

The undersigning parties of this application recognize as follows :

 

1.         Delivery according to the contract cannot take place before Norges Sildesalgslag (NSS) has approved this contract of delivery.

 

2.         The provisions of the contract shall be second to possible decisions made by NSS in respect of directing vessels, turnquotas, provisionals catchstop or any other decision made due to receiving constraints.

 

3.         All catches are to be reported to NSS in proper and usual manner when the vessel leaves the fishing ground to unload.

 

4.         The principle of getting a turn for unloading determined by the time of arrival at delivery port, shall apply as normal also for vessels making delivery according to firm contract.  This means that any vessel delivering according to such agreement, has no right to deliver prior to any other vessel basing her delivery on auction at the same spot, unless it arrives earlier.

 

5.         NSS will take care of invoicing and due payment as normal.  It is not allowed to pay directly to the fisherman.  Any possible advance payment can only be paid when prior agreed by NSS.

 

6.         The guarantee clause operated by NSS is valid as normal.  This means that any delivery can be stopped if the guarantee is not considered appropriate.  In order to enable NSS to control the guarantee arrangement and charge the buyer correctly, NSS has to be notified of the contract price.

 

7.         Contract prices are not binding if minimum prices set by NSS are raised above contract prices during the season.  Contract prices shall not be lower than applicable minimum prices at any time.

 

8.         All other rules and regulations set by NSS shall apply as normal.

 

9.         In the event of breach of the contract or any provisions under it not being properly kept, approval of this contract can be withdrawn at any time.

            Alterations or adjustments made to the contract are not valid unless approved by NSS.

 

 

Place             .....................................                                                                Date ...................................

 

 

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Fisherman                                                                                          Buyer

 

 

 

Approved by Norges Sildesalgslag

 

 

........./.......... 2007

 

 

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Phone no.:                                         +47 55 54 95 00

Fax no.:                                             +47 55 54 95 55

Phone / fax sales dept.:                    +47 55 54 95 50 / 65

 

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