Intermediary Engagement

Intermediary and/or Broker and/or Mandate

Historically Intermediary companies play a vital role in global trade. Below is the practice American Trade Partnership LLC follows when engaging with an Intermediary company. We can not, and will not, make an exception to these at any point of the time.

Who/what is an Intermediary company?

  • Intermediary is a company which receives commission and/or service fee for bringing a buyer and seller together to make a buy/sell transaction happen.
  • Intermediary is a company which has appropriate paperwork signed with the end-buyer clearly stating their role as Intermediary and/or Broker and/or Mandate. If a company does not have any paper-trail in place with the end-buyer entity, they are not an Intermediary. Inquiries from such entities will be ignored.
  • Intermediary must be a company/corporate/business entity duly registered in their country with active VAT/TAX ID number in place to conduct business. We will need the VAT/TAX ID number when disbursing commission to the Intermediary company. No commission can be paid by us to any personal bank account. Intermediary companies must have business bank account in order to receive commission from us.

Who can NOT be an Intermediary?

  • An Intermediary company can NOT be (directly or indirectly) a owner, partner, share holder (not applicable to shares purchased from publicly traded stock exchange), board member, executive, employee of the buyers or sellers company.
  • An Intermediary company can NOT be owned by (directly or indirectly) a wife, son or daughter of a owner, partner, share holder (not applicable to shares purchased from publicly traded stock exchange), board member, executive, employee of the buyers or sellers company.
  • An Intermediary company can NOT be owned (directly or indirectly) by a government employee, bureaucrat, diplomat, politician and/or politically influential person in buyer or seller’s country.
  • An Intermediary company can NOT be owned (directly or indirectly) by a wife, son or daughter of a government employee, bureaucrat, diplomat, politician and/or politically influential person in buyer or seller’s country.

How we conduct business with Intermediary companies ~

  • Once the availability of the supply and intermediary commission is agreed we sign a NCNDA with the intermediary company.
  • Upon signing the NCNDA the Intermediary company forwards us end-buyer’s contact details.
  • Price, delivery, supply, payment terms are discussed, negotiated and agreed with the end buyer only. Our price proposition to the end-buyer will include the intermediary commission.
  • We do not send document such as Secured Corporate Offer, Soft Corporate Offer, Price Quote etc to any intermediary company. Neither do we accept any document such as Letter of Interest etc. on behalf of an end-buyer via an intermediary company. Those documents have no value, what so ever, anywhere.
  • The only discussion that will take place with an intermediary company is about the commission amount. If an intermediary company tries to negotiate price, delivery terms, payment terms etc. with us in a communication where end-buyer is not present we will have to stop the communication.

If you are an Intermediary and/or Broker and/or Mandate company, and agree with the above, we are open to do business with you. Feel free to send us a note introducing yourself.