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Agreements

We understand the critical importance of clear, robust agreements in building successful business relationships.

What is an Agreement? 

When working with Asian manufacturers, establishing a comprehensive supplier agreement is essential.

 

An agreement is a formalized document that outlines the expectations, management controls, intellectual property (IP) ownership, and commercial dispute mechanisms between you and the supplier.

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Our Legal Agreement Services

In the intricate realm of manufacturing and supply chain management, every detail matters, and ensuring you have the right protections in place is paramount. We understand that safeguarding your product's intellectual property, establishing clear expectations with suppliers, and defining operational and quality standards are foundational for your business. Our agreements — from NNN agreements to explicit quality contracts — are designed to insulate your business, foster trust, streamline operations, and ensure recourse. 

NNN/NDA Agreement

Protecting your product's IP during manufacturing is crucial. Our tailored NNN Agreement, covering Non-Disclosure, Non-Compete, and Non-Circumvention, provides stronger protection than typical NDAs, especially abroad. We collaborate with local lawyers to craft a customized agreement for your product.

  • Safeguard your intellectual property

  • Bypass limitations of regular NDAs

  • Defend against direct competition

  • Uphold your business relationships

Supply Agreements

The contract with your supplier is fundamental, setting the foundation for your partnership and protecting your interests. This central document, to which all other agreements adhere, outlines terms including goods/services specifics, quantity, price, as well as key components like quality standards, IP rights, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

  • Clearly defines mutual expectations

  • Mandates management controls

  • Protects your intellectual properties

  • Regulates your tooling assets' 

Quality Agreements

A quality agreement defines quality responsibilities in production, encompassing documentation, procedures, standards, and protocols for containment, risk mitigation, and continuous improvement.

  • Ensures material traceability.

  • Addresses product-specific considerations

  • Sets testing requirements.

  • Defines necessary documentation

  • Explains engineering change protocols

When to Consider Using Our Agreement Services

Protecting your interests is critical in any business transaction, especially when it involves suppliers and valuable assets like your product data and tooling. Consider using our Agreement Services in the following scenarios:

Initiating Supplier Partnerships

As you forge new relationships with suppliers, a formal agreement establishes clear expectations and fortifies trust.

Handling Intellectual Property

When your business involves sharing or creating valuable intellectual assets, an agreement protects against potential misuse or unauthorized dissemination.

Engaging in International Transactions

The intricacies of global trade, with its varied regulations and cultural nuances, warrant a solidified agreement to ensure seamless operations.

Investing in Tooling

Major investments in tooling and machinery necessitate an agreement to clarify usage rights, maintenance responsibilities, and other related terms.

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Why Choose Agile In Asia? 

Legal Leverage and Recourse

We establish legally binding supplier agreements that provide you with recourse if the supplier fails to fulfill their obligations, safeguarding your interests.

Neutral Third-Party Negotiation Support

We support negotiations with the supplier as a neutral third party, addressing payment terms, sub-contracting, tooling ownership, and more.

Step-by-Step Procedures

We provide procedures to ensure recourse in case of supplier discrepancies or non-performance.

Expert Engineers for Requirement Clarification

Our expert engineers clarify technical requirements to ensure the supplier agrees to all specifications and standards.

Local Legal Expert Collaboration

We collaborate with local legal experts to develop tailored supplier agreements that protect you if the supplier underperforms.

Documentation Development

We develop necessary documents connected to the supply agreement appendix.

Bi-Lingual Translated Agreements

We offer bi-lingual translated agreements to ensure clarity and mutual understanding of the terms by all parties.

Manufacturing Management Expertise

Our manufacturing management expertise ensures that the agreement covers all essential aspects, from quality control to delivery schedules.

  • How short notice can AgileInAsia support?
    We understand that urgent situations may arise, and we strive to provide support as quickly as possible. While we recommend reaching out to us as early as you can, we can typically provide support on just a few hours notice. This happens all the time.
  • How do you charge for the Supplier Liaison service?
    We typically charge a fixed fee or a daily rate for our service. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, and we will provide a customized quote for your needs.
  • Where do you operate?
    We operate across Asia, providing on-the-ground support in various countries in the region, including China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
  • Is the Supplier Liaison service something I need?
    If you are working with suppliers in Asia and find it challenging to communicate your requirements, monitor production, ensure quality standards, or manage timely deliveries, then our Supplier Liaison service can be extremely beneficial for you. Our Supplier Liaison professionals act as an extension of your team on the ground, helping you build productive relationships with suppliers, ensure your requirements are met, and keep things on track.
  • Can the use of a Supplier Liaison be customized to my needs?
    Yes, our Supplier Liaison service can be customized to your specific needs. Whether you need support on an on-going basis or on a case-by-case basis, across a wide range of situations, our Supplier Liaison professionals can provide flexible support tailored to your requirements.
  • Will the liaison be a local?
    No, the liaison will be Western staff. We believe in providing the highest quality service to our clients, and our Western staff brings a level of professionalism, expertise, and understanding of Western business practices that ensures effective communication and successful outcomes.
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