1. Interpretation

1.1 In these Terms:

“Company” means Australian Steel and Wire (Pty Ltd)

“Customer” means the purchaser of Goods from the Company.

“Goods” means all goods sold and/or delivered by the Company to the Customer.

“Terms” means these terms and conditions of sale.

2. Application

2.1 These Terms apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by the Company.

2.2 No amendment, alteration, waiver or cancellation of any of these Terms is binding on the Company unless confirmed by the Company in writing.

2.3 The Customer acknowledges that no employee or agent of the Company has any right to

make any representation, warranty or promise in relation to the Goods or the sale of the

Goods other than as contained in these Terms.

3. Prices

3.1 Prices are determined at the time of order and, prior to payment of the Goods, are subject to change without notice.

4. Payment

4.1 Payments are to be made to the Company without any deduction or discount other than as

stated in these Terms or in the relevant invoice or statement.

4.2 The full amount owing must be paid when placing an order.

4.3 Should there be additional products added to the order, the balance of the invoice price must be paid in full before delivery.

4.4 Interest is payable on all overdue accounts calculated on a daily basis at the rate of 1.5% per month as from the date due for payment until payment is received by the Company.

5. Delivery

5.1 The Customer must, within 5 days of being notified of their availability, collect or accept

delivery of the Goods and pay the balance of the invoice price.

5.2 If the Customer fails to collect the Goods or accept delivery within 21 days of being notified

of their availability, the Company may terminate this contract, keep the deposit and resell

the Goods.

5.3 In addition to clause 4.4, the Company reserves the right to charge the Customer storage on

goods not collected or delivered within 5 days of notification of their availability at the rate of

$35.00 per week or part thereof.

5.4 The Company reserves the right to deliver the Goods in whole or in instalments, as well as to

deliver prior to the date for delivery and, in such event, the Customer must not refuse to take delivery of the Goods.

5.5 Any failure on the part of the Company to deliver instalments within any specified time does

not entitle the Customer to repudiate the contract with regard to the balance remaining undelivered

6. Title

6.1 Legal and beneficial ownership of the Goods will not pass to the Customer until such time as

the Goods have been paid in full in cash or cleared funds.

7. Risk and Insurance

7.1 The Goods are entirely at the risk of the Customer from the moment of delivery to the

Customer’s point of delivery or on collection, even though title in the Goods has not passed

to the Customer at that time.

7.2 The Customer must, at its own expense, maintain the Goods and insure them for the benefit of the Company against theft, breakdown, fire, water and other risks as from the moment of

delivery to the Customer and until title in the Goods has passed to the Customer.

8. Inspection

8.1 Unless the Customer has inspected the Goods and given written notice to the Company

within 2 days after collection or delivery that the Goods do not comply with the relevant

specifications or descriptions, the Goods are deemed to have been accepted in good order

and condition.

9. Cancellations

9.1 No order may be cancelled, modified or deferred without the prior written consent of the

Company (which is at the Company’s sole discretion). If such consent is given it is, at the

Company’s election, subject to the Company being reimbursed all losses, including loss of

profits, and paid a cancellation fee (being not less than 20% of the invoice price of the


10. Limited Liability

10.1 These Terms do not affect the rights, entitlements and remedies conferred by the Trade

Practices Act 1974.

10.2 The Company is not subject to, and the Customer releases the Company from, any

liability (including but not limited to consequential loss or damage) because of any delay in

delivery or fault or defect in the Goods. The Customer acknowledges that the Company is


(a) responsible if the Goods do not comply with any applicable safety standard or similar

regulation; and

(b) liable for any claim, damage or demand resulting from such non-compliance.

10.3 If any statutory provisions under the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any other statute apply to

the contract between the Company and the Customer (Contract) then, to the extent to

which the Company is entitled to do so, the Company’s liability under the statutory

provisions is limited, at the Company’s option, to:

(a) replacement or repair of the Goods or the supply of equivalent Goods; or

(b) payment of the cost of replacing or repairing the Goods or of acquiring equivalent goods;

And in either case, the Company will not be liability for any consequential loss or damage or

other direct or indirect loss or damage.

11. Warranty

11.1 All Goods supplied are covered by such warranties as are specified by the manufacturer and

supplied subject to the product standards detailed by the manufacturer.


11.2 On discovery of any defect in the Goods, the Customer must immediately notify the

Company in writing of such defect. The Customer must not carry out any remedial work to

alleged defective Goods without first obtaining the written consent of the Company to do so.

11.3 The provisions of any act or law (including but not limited to the Trade Practices Act 1974)

implying terms, conditions and warranties, or any other terms, conditions and warranties

which might otherwise apply to or arise out of the Contract are hereby expressly negatived

and excluded to the full extent permitted by law.

11.4 The Customer expressly acknowledges and agrees that it has not relied upon, and the

Company is not liable for any advice given by the Company, its employees, agents or

representatives in relation to the suitability for any purpose of the Goods.


12. Display and Samples

12.1 Any display product or sample inspected by the Customer is solely for the Customer’s

convenience and does not constitute a sale by sample.

13. Contract

13.1 The terms of the Contract are wholly contained in these Terms and any other writing signed

by both parties. The Contract is deemed to have been made at the Company’s place of

business where an order was placed and any cause of action is deemed to have arisen there.

15. Right to Enter Premises

15.1 In any of the circumstances referred to in clause 14, the Customer:

(a) authorises the Company by itself, its agents or representatives at all reasonable times,

without notice, to enter onto (with force if reasonably necessary) and to remain in and

on any premises where the Goods are located in order to collect the Goods, without

being guilty of any manner of trespass; and

(b) assigns to the Company all the Customer’s rights to enter onto and remain in and on

such premises until all the Goods have been collected.

16. Force Majeure

16.1 The Company will not be liable for any breach of contract due to any matter or thing beyond

the Company’s control (including but not limited to transport stoppages, transport

breakdown, fire, flood, earthquake, acts of God, strikes, lock-outs, work stoppages, wars,

riots or civil commotion, intervention or public authority, explosion or accident.


17. Waiver of Breach

17.1 No failure by the Company to insist on strict performance of any of these Terms is a waiver

of any right or remedy which the Company may have, and is not a waiver of any subsequent

breach or default by the Customer.

18. No Assignment

18.1 Neither the Contract, nor any rights under the Contract may be assigned by the Customer

without the prior written consent of the Company, which is at the Company’s absolute


19. Severability

19.1 If any provision contained in these Terms is held by a court to be unlawful, invalid or

unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions are not affected.

20. Governing Law

20.1 These Terms and the Contract shall be governed by the law of Western Australia and the

parties submit to the courts of Western Australia in respect of any dispute arising