In Seller’s option. Seller to declare the production at time of delivery. Multiple origins are acceptable.
No other elements specified.
Original producer’s packing, or packing that is sealed and certified by a mutually approved third party.
Lot Size & Tolerance
No specified minimum lot size, (+/- 5%). Unless otherwise stated, multiple origins are acceptable: it is up to the Buyer to nominate any minimum quantity of any one origin required.
Standard documentation, as per MMTA Consolidated Regulations.
Weighing & Sampling
As per MMTA Consolidated Regulations.
Deliveries: Unless otherwise stated, material is traded for spot delivery, i.e. value two working days from contracting date. It is understood that, unless otherwise stated and agreed, that delivery will be in KLM vault Amsterdam.
Note: Members are warned that Customs have mistaken material referred to as powder as being wrought product and liable for duty.
……………………………………… (sampling and assaying guidance below is optional) ……………………………..
Open all containers, note any different markings or indications of heterogeneity. However these types of material are often supplied in sealed containers with accompanying certification from suppliers of international repute. Where the integrity of such seals and containers has been maintained the certification can be considered acceptable.
If there are no signs of heterogeneity then sample on an incremental basis, say arbitrarily in sublots say valued at $0.5M or some similar convenient aliquot.
Sampling of such materials will be associated with weighing, which should be conducted on a certified scale. Traceability of the certification should be known.
The material should be blended and reduced to a bulk sample of 500g, hand screened to a convenient sizing, (it may be necessary to conduct a moisture determination). After blending quality analytical are samples drawn. All such sample masses should be noted.
It may be considered necessary to produce a composite sample or individual lot samples where a parcel is split into sublots or heterogeneity is recognised.