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Tim Davies
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Hi King,

I see where you’re coming from on this, I’ve been following this thread since the start.

I take a slightly different view though. I think if an Australian Distributor has an agreement with the supplier/manufacturer in the USA then this an agreement between them, any breach would need to be settled between them. Its not exactly like a patent which protects the product in a particular market. Its an exclusivity agreement between a supplier and their distributor.

At the end of the day, if someone can purchase the goods in the USA from a bonafide source, import them and then sell them at a competitve if not better price than the lcoal distributor is selling them at, thats a supply chain issue for the supplier to deal with, who’s effectively allowing the situation to happen.

I agree with you in the sense that a) the risk is worth keeping very measured in very small volumes only, or b) seeking further councel on the plan, if Snow is looking to do any sort of volume with the idea.

Very interesting topic.