Applicable from 14/06/2023

Clause 1: Purpose and scope

These General Conditions of Sale (GCS) constitute the basis of the commercial negotiation and are systematically sent or given to each buyer to enable him to place an order.

The General Conditions of Sale described below detail the rights and obligations of the company … (legal name) and its customer in connection with the sale of the following goods: … (the seller must identify the goods subject to the GCS).

Any acceptance of the quote/ purchase order including the clause «I acknowledge having read and I accept the attached general conditions of sale» implies the unreserved acceptance of the buyer to these General Conditions of Sale.

Clause 2: Price

The prices of the goods sold are those in force on the day the order is placed. They are denominated in euros and calculated excluding taxes. Consequently, they will be increased by the rate of VAT and the transport costs applicable on the day the order is placed.

The company … (legal name) grants itself the right to change its rates at any time. However, it undertakes to charge the ordered goods at the prices indicated at the time the order is registered.

Clause 3: Rebates and discounts

The proposed rates include rebates and discounts that the company … (legal name) would have to grant, taking into account its results or the assumption by the buyer of certain services.

Clause 4: Discount

No discount will be granted in case of early payment.

Clause 5: Terms of payment

Payment of orders is made:

either by cheque;

either by credit card;

if applicable, indicate the other accepted means of payment.

Payments will be made under the following conditions:

Payment 30 days after receipt of goods


Payment 45 days end of month following the invoice date


Payment 60 days after the invoice date

Clause 6: Late payment

In the event of total or partial non-payment of the goods delivered on the due date, the buyer must pay the company … (legal name) a late payment penalty equal to three times the legal interest rate.

The legal interest rate retained is that in force on the day of delivery of the goods.

As of 1 January 2015, the legal interest rate will be revised every 6 months (Ordinance No. 2014-947 of 20 August 2014).

This penalty is calculated on the amount all taxes included of the remaining amount due, and runs from the due date of payment without any prior notice being necessary.

In addition to the late payment compensation, any amount, including the deposit, not paid on its due date, will automatically produce the payment of a flat-rate compensation of 40 euros due for recovery costs.

Articles 441-10 and D. 441-5 of the French Commercial Code.

Clause 7: Cancellation clause

If, within 15 days following the implementation of the “Late payment” clause, the buyer has not paid the remaining amounts due, the sale will be automatically terminated and may be entitled to compensation for damages to the company … (legal name).

Clause 8: Retention of title clause

The company … (legal name) retains ownership of the goods sold until full payment of the price, in principal and accessories. As such, if the buyer is subject to receivership or judicial liquidation, the company … (legal name) reserves the right to claim, within the framework of the collective procedure, the goods sold and remained unpaid.

Clause 9: Delivery

The delivery is made:

either by the direct delivery of the goods to the buyer;

either by sending a notice of availability in store to the attention of the buyer;

either by the deposit of the goods at the place indicated by the buyer on the order form.

The delivery time indicated when registering the order is given only as an indication and is not guaranteed.

Consequently, any reasonable delay in the delivery of the products may not give rise to the benefit of the buyer to:

the award of damages;

the cancellation of the order.

The risk of transport is borne in full by the buyer.

In case of missing or damaged goods during transport, the buyer will have to formulate every necessary reserves on the order form upon receipt of the said goods. These reserves must also be confirmed in writing within five days of delivery, by AR registered mail sent to the company.

Clause 10: Force majeure

The responsibility of the company … (legal name) cannot be implemented if the non-execution or the delay in the execution of one of its obligations described in the present general conditions of sale results from a case of force majeure. As such, force majeure refers to any external, unpredictable and irresistible event within the meaning of Article 1148 of the Civil Code.

Clause 11: Competent court

Any dispute relating to the interpretation and execution of these General Conditions of Sale is subject to French law.

In the absence of an amicable resolution, the dispute will be brought before the Commercial Court … (location of the headquarters).

Done at … (city), on … (date)

… (customer signature)

… (signature of the company’s legal representative)

Optional content of the General Conditions of Sale

The following clauses are generally included in the GCS but are not imposed by law.

We recommend that you include a maximum of them by adapting them to your activity.

Intellectual Property Clause



Transfer of title and risks



Retention of title

Guarantee of visible and hidden defects

Limitation or exclusive warranty clause

Force majeure

Protection of personal data


Jurisdiction clause (or arbitration clause) and applicable law

Buyer’s express acceptance clause to the General Conditions of Sale

This list is not exhaustive.