1. BS.COM.03 Introduction Agreement (fixed fee) – Designed for one-off contracts of any duration. The importer will receive a fixed fee as soon as the contract between the supplier and the imported customer has been concluded. While this model and the following three alternative introductory agreements have many elements in common in this sub-file, the three alternatives each have their own specificities: this model contains an optional clause in which the supplier defines certain criteria that potential customers should meet. The agreement also contains anti-corruption provisions – which are designed to be «SME-friendly» with a relatively simple scope and language. 2. BS.COM.04 Introductory Agreement (Current Relations – Fixed Costs) – Developed for a number of short-term contracts in which the supplier makes many separate transactions with the same customer over a period of time. The importer receives a fixed fee for a number of these transactions until a «current business relationship» is established, giving the importer a final tax. The proposal also provides for an «introductory period» (to be agreed between the parties) to protect both the importer and the supplier. The delay protects the importer by requiring the supplier to make reasonable efforts to enter into a contract with an imported customer within a specified period of time, thus ensuring that the importer receives its commission.
The limit also protects the supplier by setting a specified maximum time limit agreed upon by the parties, a reasonable period within which the importer can collect a commission. This agreement was not established in accordance with the rules of the ACF or the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and therefore does not undertake to comply with it. This agreement is therefore unsuitable for the introduction of clients for financial services such as insurance products or investment advice. Agents distinguish themselves from agents by not selling or transmitting orders or by accepting orders on behalf of the other party.