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Problems and Countermeasures Involved in wood based panels Quality Disputes in Foreign plywood Trade

Problems and Countermeasures Involved in wood based panels Quality Disputes in Foreign plywood Trade

 

The plywood quality dispute in Foreign plywood trade is one common issue, which might be solved effectively via reasonable ways. This article will combine some common quality disputes involved in Foreign plywood trade, and provide some preventive solution methods, so as to reduce the probability of quality disputes and to promote friendly and cooperative relations of both sides.

Due to the economic globalization and integration, Foreign plywood trading business with China is becoming more frequent. Foreign plywood importers are increasing investment proportion in diversified industries, but one other natural result is the quality disputes happens in some international trading businesses. The quality dispute in Foreign plywood trade is one common issue, which might be solved effectively via reasonable ways. This article will combine some common quality disputes involved in Foreign plywood trade, and provide some preventive solution methods, so as to reduce the probability of quality disputes and to promote friendly and cooperative relations of both sides.

(1) Common quality disputes involved in international trade

  1. How to do quality testing for plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s that might have various quality problems in one batch?

 

Quality dispute means that both parities hold different views on the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  quality involved in the contract. Usually, either or both parties shall entrust an inspection institution to detect the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards , in order to decide whether the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s meet the quality requirements. However, if there are various quality problems existing in each plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  in one order, how shall they be detected? Take the automobile for example, some cars are oil leakage, some have poor brakes, and some are very noisy while not a single car might represent all the quality problems. For such different problems, shall the inspection institution provide all the testing reports of each car, or only test part of them? If every car shall be inspected, then some cars are not qualified, some just needs maintenance, and some with little flaws still belong to qualified plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s, 1then how to solve the quality problems? Can the plywood buyer preserve the right to pursue legal actions against the plywood seller for breaching of contract?

 

  1. Shall the quality inspection report, issued by the third party inspection agency, be binding if the plywood buyerhas partly fixed or maintained the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s

 

In practice, the plywood buyer sometimes may fix, maintain the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  for their urgent business demands, and then claim the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  quality problems to the plywood seller. Specific to such circumstance, shall the quality inspection report, issued by the third party inspection agency, be binding to the plywood seller is controversial. Since there may also produce quality problems due to improper repair or maintenance, so the testing institutions are difficult to determine which party is responsible for the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  quality problems, so even if the test report proves the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s are unqualified, it still cannot solve the quality disputes efficiently.

 

  1. Quality testing standards and inspection institutions

 

In international trade, the plywood sellers and plywood buyers are always in different countries or reigns, and each country has its own independent laws, regulations and quality standards, so which standard shall be adopted once the quality problems occur might be difficult to decide. If both sides agree to solve the problem via litigation or arbitration, can the arbitration commission or court accepts the testing results detected according to other country’s standard? Similarly, determining the inspection institution also exist such problems.

 

Therefore, only depending on the testing report issued by testing institutions cannot completely solve the quality disputes in international trade.

 

(2) Preventive solution methods

  1. Stipulate the inspection standard, testing method, inspection responsibility and validity in the contract.

 

Both plywood buyers and plywood sellers shall agree and explicitly stipulate the quality standard, testing standard, inspection standard, inspection responsibility and validity in the contract. For example, both sides can regulate that the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  quality shall comply the standard regulated in the country both sides located. Inspection method can be regulated as random sampling check, examine one by one and so on. As for inspection standard, the contract can stipulate the percentage of pass and percentage of defective. The contract shall also determine the inspection responsibilities, guaranteed liabilities, and a fixed testing period: the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards s will be regarded as qualified if no quality complaint is raised within this period. With these definite clauses about the plywood or other wood based panels such as MDF,OSB ,Particle boards  quality, the contract can help plywood buyers and plywood sellers to determine the responsibilities of both sides, so as to solve the problems efficiently and reduce the disputes.

 

2.Quality standard subject to the sealed samples of the third party

 

At present, the prevailing solution to quality problems in international trade is that both sides agree to submit the sample to a third party, once the quality dispute comes about, the quality standard shall subject to the sealed samples of the third party. However, Chinese law also stipulates “Where the plywood buyer to a sales transaction based upon the sample does not know that the sample has a hidden defect, even if the object delivered is the same as the sample, the object delivered by the plywood seller shall still meet the normal standards of the kind.”2Therefore, sales by sample still need sample quality specifications besides the sealed sample. Both sides can determine sealed samples and inspection institutions through consulting with professional business consulting institutions.

 

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