1. Do we accept sanitized manifests?
We never do, how could we get any manifest signed without knowing who the seller is? It would be unprofessional to accept and sign a blank manifest without being able to do due diligence on the seller! We need 100% transparency, otherwise, we have no interest at all.
Would you sign an order to purchase on a car without knowing the brand?
2. What if your company lies to us and does a deal behind our back?
We have some major rules of engagement, honesty & integrity. We will NEVER lie to anyone regardless of their position. This industry has enough liars as is but Transparency is our motto. We will always be truthful with anyone involved in our transactions, and expect the same from everyone else! Lying and making up stories is completely “immature”, as it will only land you in trouble, and ruin your reputation for a lifetime.
Furthermore, it would make no business, since for us to lie and close deals behind your back as you would never bring us another deal.
We recommend that you get a Personal Reference Number (PRN) from your seller/buyer which will be quoted in every correspondence so that your seller/buyer will identify who advertised his/her product.
3. Do we deal with Brokers?
Yes, but only if they are smart enough to put us directly through to the actual seller/buyer. If you don’t know who the seller/buyer is, the offer you received has probably flown around the internet like a “747” and is most probably fake anyway. Find out who the seller/buyer is, put us in direct communication, if a deal is negotiated and closed, you will get a commission.
4. Do we sign IMFPA’s and NCNDA’s upfront?
We never do, as it is highly illegal to request anyone to sign an IMFPA before any contract is signed. This is considered extortion, and no IMFPA has any value without contract codes anyway! So do not ask us for IMFPA’s as they would have absolutely no value to you, and can certainly land you in serious legal troubles, there are no benefits to do so. We are willing to sign an NCNDA if necessary, despite the fact that they are also a waste of time, and have absolutely ZERO value in any court of law.
5. Will we ever sign ANY documents on ICC Letterhead?
We won’t as it is not a smart move. What most brokers don’t understand, is that no documents on ICC letterhead have recourse in any court of law, ICC is not an enforcement agency, just a mere non-profit organization, in other words, no documents signed with ICC letterhead has ANY value.
6. What do we do then?
We may, for your peace of mind and transparency sign a Memorandum of agreement and or a Non-disclosure Agreement to protect the identity of your seller/Buyer.