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Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis

The OESA N.A. OEM Production P.O. Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis is a ready-reference publication for the standard OEM Terms and Conditions included in most purchase orders.  It is meant to clarify essential documents within OEM/supplier contractual relationships, and highlights areas most critical to today’s industry environment. 

The publication compares the terms and conditions of BMW, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lucid, Mercedes, Nissan, Rivian, Stellantis, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. The new edition addresses the updated Stellantis/FCA North American terms. In addition, for the first time it includes the Lucid terms (Lucid USA, Inc. General Terms and Conditions for Prototype and Production Parts and Services, January 1, 2021). It also includes an updated version of the OESA Model General Terms and Conditions (07/2022).

The document covers 33 major topics including: 

  • Contract Formation and Termination 
  • Supplier Quality 
  • Service Parts 
  • Invoices and Payment 
  • Setoff 
  • Warranty and Recall 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • OEM-Owned Tooling and Other Property 

The "Analysis" includes a commentary section on each provision to help suppliers understand the differences in the OEM approach and interpret the language and intent of various OEM terms.

To view sample pages, please click image below.


Link to order the publication: 

 To order the electronic version (for OESA members only)download the order form.

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