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Under a FOB contract. The delivery date is September and the

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Under a FOB contract. The delivery date is September and the buyer changed this to April. He sends a fax and it's not seen by the seller. Q? Can the buyer dobthis and what is the legal implications for the buyer and seller?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

What is FOB contract?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi.Incpterms Free On Baird (FOB). Used in an international sale of goods. Buyer is in Africa. Seller in the UK.. UK sales of goods cat is also in play. Under the agreed contract the shipment should be September. However the buyer has arranged the vessel six months early ... April. They sent a fax, but it was misses and not responded to.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi. I would like a written response please. I live in the middle East
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

What does the contract say?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's a hypothetical question of Law.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

It all comes down to what is in the contract.

if it allows the early vessel then all is fine. it should say in the contract how notices are to be delivered, whether it be by post, email or fax.

So its all comes under the contract.

If it allows early vessel upon notification then yes, otherwise no.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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