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  • Bale by bale weighing

    Chapter 3 - Cotton marketing - Controlling 

     
     

    Each bale should be weighed individually and the tag numbers, marks and gross weight of each bale should be recorded. The weight of bales which arrive with no mark, incorrect marks or appear wet and/or damaged should be calculated in accordance with Rule 217 (paragraphs 1–3) as detailed below.

    Rule 217

    1. The weight of bales which are condemned, short-landed, burst, wrongly marked or not marked will be calculated according to the average gross weight of the landed bales, as long as at least 25% of the lot has been landed in good condition. If less than 25% is in good condition, the weight of these bales will be calculated according to the average invoice weight.

    2. If the buyer accepts bales which are wrongly marked or not marked, those bales will be weighed, and the weights shown separately.

    3. If the buyer does not weigh the total shipment within 42 days (6 weeks) of the date of the arrival of the cotton, the unweighed bales will be calculated according to the average gross weight of the weighed bales, as long as at least 90% of the lot has been weighed. If less than 90% of the lot has been weighed, the weight of the unweighed bales will be calculated according to the average invoice weight. 

     

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