Customized Sales Contract

Customized drafting service of a Sales Contract for import from or export to China, prepared by a vetted experienced lawyer

US $2,360

Customized Contract

A well-drafted sales contract is the foundation of any successful trading relationship with foreign markets, and China is no exception.

Based on your specific needs, a vetted, experienced English-speaking lawyer in China will draft a sales contract (in English). It clarifies your and your counterparty’s rights and obligations defines how the contract should be executed, and ensures each party’s rights will be enforceable against the other in any default party’s home country.

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The first draft of the contract will be delivered to your Trustiics dashboard in 5 business days after you’ve provided the necessary information.

What do you need to do?

When you place the order, you will be asked to complete a form to provide the necessary information for the lawyer to draft the contract, such as the parties involved and their information, the subject item(s), such business arrangements as payment and delivery terms, and rights and responsibilities you’d like to be addressed by the contract.

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Service Experts

One of the following vetted lawyers who responds to your request first will get the assignment and provide the service for you

Guangdong, China
stars
5/5
Mary Mao
10+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • Corporate
  • International Trade
  • OEM and Supply Chain
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Joint Ventures
Guangdong, China
stars
5/5
Jay Chen
10+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Corporate
  • Employment & Labour
Zhejiang, China
stars
5/5
Jenny (Hongli) Sun
15+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration

Legal Q&A

What is a Sales Contract in the context of international trade?

When you buy from or sell to a foreign market, you need a Contract for the International Sale of Goods or a Sales Contract. It is one of the most commonly used commercial contracts in international trade. It clarifies the rights and obligations of the seller (exporter) and the buyer (importer), defines how the contract should be executed, and ensures that each party’s rights will be enforceable against the other in any defaulting party’s home country.

 

In more detail, a sales contract with a Chinese party typically includes details such as the parties’ information, a description of the goods or services to be purchased, the price of the goods or services, the delivery date and method, the payment terms, the warranty and guarantee, governing law, and the dispute resolution clauses.

 

What are the typical situations in which I would need a customized sales contract for China?

Here are a couple of examples where we suggest having a lawyer qualified in China to draft a customized agreement tailor-made for you:

  • You plan to sell your products in China;
  • You plan to import from China;
  • You will enter into a supply arrangement with a Chinese manufacturer/exporter;
  • You currently don’t have a contract in place to govern your rights and obligations with your trading partner in China; or
  • Other third parties (such as insurance companies or banks that provide funding to your business) require to see your contract with the Chinese party.

Why do I need a lawyer to draft the Sales Contract instead of using a template?

A well-drafted contract should be based on the applicable law to be valid and enforceable against the counterparty. It will help protect your rights and ensure the due performance of the contract is consistent with the market practice and legal requirements. A lawyer is able to customize the contract to make it suitable for your specific situation, taking into consideration the relationship between the parties, your goals, and your interests.

Why do I need a China-qualified lawyer to prepare a sales contract?

If you are doing business with a Chinese importer, exporter, or distributor, it is important to have a China-qualified lawyer prepare the sales contract. This is because Chinese law has specific regulations and laws that can be different from those of other countries. By using a lawyer who is familiar with Chinese law, you can ensure that the contract is valid and enforceable in case any disputes arise. 

Can I use the Chinese translation of our sales contract used in other countries (e.g. the U.S.) for a Chinese deal?

You can do it if your contract is governed by U.S. laws. If your contract is governed by Chinese law, you should have a China-qualified lawyer prepare a customized contract for you.

 

Even if you and your counterparty agree to use a U.S. law-governed contract, it is recommended to have a China-qualified lawyer review or translate your contract to ensure two things: (i) it does not contain anything that is invalid or unenforceable in China; (ii) the accuracy of the translation.

What should we do if the Chinese counterparty insists on signing a sales contract drafted by their lawyer?

If your situation does not permit using your own contract (e.g. the other side insists on using their version), you should have a Trustiics-vetted lawyer review the contract to ensure your business interest is protected. In addition, if your counterparty only provides a Chinese language version, you should insist on having it translated by a lawyer or legal translator, and then have your lawyer confirm that the English version and Chinese version are the same. You can find qualified and competent lawyers or legal translators on Trustiics to help you with such a job.

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