Following you will find a copy of the Finishing Industries Trade Customs as recommended by our association. As the name suggests, the Trade Customs presented in this document reflect the common business practices of the finishing industries. However, “Trade Customs” are not necessarily “recommended” practices. Some finishers may elect to follow them; others may not. The use of any Trade Customs must always be an independent, individual business decision. As each company drafts its own contractual provisions, it will also want to consider customers’ wishes, relationships with potential customers, and other competitive issues.
It is important to be aware that each state may have additional ordinances and guidelines that need to be considered. This set of trade customs is an excellent starting point, but should be considered just that, a starting point. It would be a good idea to research business practices in your state and to have your attorney review them also.
FSEA is pleased to provide these to you as one of your membership services. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call and ask.