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  • Post-landed weighing

    Chapter 3 - Cotton marketing - Controlling 

     
     

    Rule 215

    All cotton must be weighed ‘gross weight’ on a bale by bale basis unless otherwise agreed. The tare is to be deducted from the gross weight.

    Rule 216

    2. Gross Landing Weights – All cotton must be weighed by the buyer under the supervision of the seller’s representatives at the agreed point of delivery or other location as determined by the buyer and seller. If the cotton has already been sampled, a weight allowance must be made for the samples taken.

    • If by weighbridge; must be established at the point of delivery or other location as determined in writing between the buyer and seller, in any event within 14 days (2 weeks) of the date arrival of the cotton.
    • If bale by bale; must be established at the point of delivery or other location as determined in writing between the buyer and seller, in any event within 42 days (6 weeks) of the date of arrival of the cotton.
    • Both the buyer and the seller can appoint representatives at their own cost to supervise any weighing. The party arranging the weighing must advise the other party where and when it will take place, allowing a reasonable time to enable the representative to attend.
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