Clause 8: Handling of Samples

1. The contractor undertakes to record all samples he has drawn and, if not forwarded in accordance with the customer's instructions, to store them (or have them stored) in appropriate places to be determined by the contractor.

2. If the customer prescribes other storage places than those the contractor made available, the storage of the samples shall be for the customer's account and risk.

3. The storage of samples that in the contractor's opinion and/or under Government regulations require separate storage, shall be for the customer's account and risk; moreover, the contractor shall be free to refuse the storage of such samples.


4. The samples shall be stored during a period of time agreed with the customer or during a period prescribed in the (standard) commercial contract applicable to such goods. In the absence of a specific storage period, the applicable storage period shall be considered to be 3 months.

5. On expiry of the applicable storage period, such samples shall be destroyed, unless the customer has given other instructions prior to the expiry of the applicable storage period. The storage of samples exceeding the duration of the applicable storage period shall be for the customer's account and risk.

6. The cost of (official) destruction of samples that are to be considered hazardous or otherwise dangerous, as well as of such samples as are under customs supervision, shall be for the customer's account on the basis of disbursements.


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