- aCould you do something to advance your time of shipment?
- bWell, our manufacturers are fully committed at the moment. I'm afraid it's very difficult to improve any further on the time.
- aI hope you'll try to convince them to step up production.
- bWe check their production schedule against our orders almost every day. As new orders keep coming in, they are working three shifts to step up production. I'm sorry, but we simply cannot commit ourselves beyond what the production schedule can fulfill.
- aWell, in that case, there is nothing more to be said. What's your last word as to the date then?
- bI said by the middle of October. This is the best we can promise.
- aAll right. I'll take you at your word. May I suggest that you put down in the contract shipment on October 15th or earlier? Our letter of credit will be opened early September.
- bGood. Let's call it a deal. We'll do our best to advance the shipment to September. The chances are that some of the other orders may be cancelled. But of course you cannot count on that. In any case, we'll let you know by email.
- aThat's very considerate of you. And now, shall we discuss the insurance terms?
- bWe generally insure W.P. (W.P.A) on a C.I.F. offer. Special risks, such as TPND (Theft, Pilferage and Non-delivery), leakage, breakage, oil, freshwater, etc. can also be covered upon request.
- aI suppose the additional premium for the special coverage is for the buyer's account.
- bQuite right. According to the usual practice in international trade, special risks are not covered unless the buyer asks for them.
- aThen what about SRCC (Strikes, Riots and Civil Commotions)? Can we request you to cover this for our imports?
- bYes, we accept it now, after it has been suspended for many years. However, if you want to have it covered for your imports at your end, you may arrange the insurance as you like.
- aThen please cover W.P.A. and TPND for this transaction.
- bAll right, I'll adjust the price accordingly.