Standard Terms and Conditions  

Apply to all Quotes and Purchase Orders Issued by the Buyer 



1.   Minimum Order Policy 

      SPI maintains a $100.00 per purchase order minimum policy.


2.   Pricing and Payment Terms 

2.1  Prices are shown and payment is required in U.S. dollars.

2.2  Prices stated are effective for spare parts orders received by SPI on or after the effective date shown on our on-line catalog.

2.3  All first-time orders are cash in advance (CIA).  Credit terms and limits can be reviewed per customer request after transaction of the first order and payment and will be determined on a case by case basis.  SPI reserves the right to modify or withdraw credit terms at any time without notice and require guarantees, security or payment in advance of the amount of credit involved.  Inactive Net 30 accounts of over one (1) year will automatically revert back to CIA terms. 

2.4  If payments are not made within the established time limit SPI may, in addition to all other remedies provided by law, (1) declare the Buyer’s performance in breach and terminate the order for default, (2) withhold future shipments to the Buyer until all delinquent payments have been received, (3) deliver future shipments on all Buyer orders on a cash in advance basis even after the delinquency is remedied. SPI may combine any of these rights as well as combine these with other remedies as permitted by law.

2.5  Invoice terms are Net 30 days from the time of invoice to receipt of payment at SPI.

2.6  Prices are F.O.B Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.

2.7  Pricing and conditions shown are believed to be accurate; however, SPI reserves the right to correct any inadvertent errors or prior to acceptance of any Purchase Order.

2.8  SPI will not be responsible for any banking expenses related to any Purchase Order issued. All banking charges will be the responsibility of the Buyer.

2.9  SPI cannot accept credit card payments.

2.10  SPI will not be responsible for taxes imposed on international shipments.


3.   Cancellation and Restocking Fee 

  • A thirty percent (30%) restocking fee of the total Purchase Order will apply to any cancelled Purchase Orders.



4.  Shipping Terms 

4.1  Shipping charges are Freight Collect from the F.O.B. point to the Buyer designated shipping address and are not included in the catalog pricing. For Net 30 Customers, Freight Pre-paid shipping charges can be added to the invoiced amount.

4.2  Title and risk of loss shall pass to the Customer at the FOB point.


5.   Export/Import Requirements 

  • In performing the obligations of any resulting Purchase Order, both Parties will comply with United States export control and sanctions laws, regulations, and orders, as they may be amended from time to time, applicable to the export and re-export of goods, software, technology, or technical data (“Items”) or services, including without limitation the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), and regulations and orders administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (collectively “Export Control Laws”). The Party conducting the export shall be responsible for obtaining the required authorizations.  The Party conducting the re-export shall be responsible for obtaining the required authorizations.  Each Party shall reasonably cooperate and exercise reasonable efforts to support the other Party in obtaining any necessary licenses or authorizations required to perform its obligations under any resulting Order.  SPI will not be responsible for any associated banking costs incurred by the Buyer for the export or re-export of any goods, items, or services.  There will be a $250 export license fee applied to shipments of “ITAR Controlled “products.

6.   Packaging 

  • All shipments are packaged in accordance with ATA 300 specifications at no extra charge.  Other packaging requirements are subject to additional charges. 


7.   Quotations 

  • Upon receipt of request, SPI shall provide price and delivery quotation for proprietary parts which are not listed in the catalog or as noted.  Quotations are in effect for ninety (90) days.


8.   Purchase Order Acceptance and Acknowledgements 

8.1  Purchase orders shall be placed with SPI in writing to specify at least the following order information:

    • Order Number
    • Part Number and Nomenclature
    • Unit Prices
    • Shipping Address
    • Shipping method and account number
    • Billing Address
    • All necessary information and instructions to proceed with orders.

8.2  These conditions supersede and cancel any Terms and Conditions appearing on the Buyer’s request for quote and subsequent Purchase Order. Placement of an Order for any items(s) signifies acceptance of SPI’s Terms and Conditions, regardless of any condition or provision on the Buyer’s Order to the contrary.

8.3  SPI will issue acknowledgements for all purchase orders received and accepted. Order acknowledgements will also advise price correction and part number supersession as applicable.


9.   Shipment Errors 

  • Written notification of any short shipments or receipt of incorrect material against your order must be presented within ninety (90) days after the date of the shipment.  All original order placement documentation including shipping invoice, packing list and FAA tag is required for proper communication and reconciliation of the shipment.


10.   Expedite Priority 

10.1  SPI’s standard shipping policy is fifteen (15) business days for stock items.

10.2  Additional fees will apply for expedited order processing.

10.3  AOG Priority

  • In the event of priority AOG request, the customer is required to provide the following information:  Aircraft Tail Number

10.4  SPI will respond with part availability and status within four (4) hours of notification of AOG.


11.   Excusable Delays 

  • SPI is not liable for delays in meeting the delivery of any spare part due to any of the following causes: Force Majeure, war, insurrections or riots, fires, floods, labor strikes, serious accidents, epidemics or quarantine restrictions, or acts of government beyond its reasonable control.  SPI will make effort to mitigate the effect of any such delays.


12.   Return Policy 

12.1  The Buyer must contact SPI to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA#) in order for any return product to be accepted.

12.2  Credit or refund of returns will be based on review and approval by SPI.

12.3  Returns will not be considered for:

  • Normal wear and tear
  • The Product not being stored, installed, used or serviced in accordance with applicable Shimadzu manuals, service bulletins, service letters and/or technical instructions
  • Abuse or misuse of Products by the Buyer.

13.   Repair 

13.1  Orders and/or claims for warranty repairs should be addressed to SPI and parts should be forwarded to the following address with copies of all the necessary documentation necessary to proceed with repair orders.

Shimadzu Precision Instruments, Inc.

3645 N. Lakewood Blvd.

Long Beach, CA  90808 U.S.A.

Telephone 1-562-420-6226


13.2  In order to ensure appropriate handling, please provide the following information on all correspondence:

    • Part Number
    • Serial Number
    • Reason for Removal
    • Removal Date
    • Aircraft Model Number
    • Aircraft Tail Number
    • Aircraft Delivery Date
    • Flight Hours and Landings
    • Any additional pertinent information.


14.   Certifications 

  • Upon request on purchase order, SPI shall provide an FAA 8130-3 Airworthiness Approval Tag for items identified in this catalog. 


15.   Applicable Law 

In the event, of a dispute regarding any of the Terms and Conditions contained herein, the parties agree that the laws of California, U.S.A. shall control.


16.   Notice to Buyer 

  • Buyer hereby acknowledges and agrees that in the event that it fails to pay SPI for making repairs, performing labor, and furnishing supplies or materials to complete the Purchase Order, SPI, as one non-exclusive remedy for said failure to pay any outstanding amount owed, may take possession, ownership and control of the parts and materials supplied by the Buyer.


17.   Concent of Buyer 

  • If SPI is not paid the amount due within 120 days after it becomes due, Buyer hereby concents to SPI, in its sole discretion, to sell parts and materials supplued by Buyer, or so much thereof as is necessary to satisy the amount due.  The amount due includes all costs associated with making repairs, performing labor, furnishing supplies or mateirals, for the storage or safekeeping of Buyer's parts and materials, and reasonable charges incurred for the sale of the parts and materials due to Buyer's non-payment of the amount due.

18.   Severability 

  • Should any paragraph, term, provision or phrase of these Terms and Conditions be determined by a court to be unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs, terms, provisions and phrases shall remain enforceable and valid, the same having been deemed severed from those which cannot be enforced.

19.   Headings 

  • The section headings of these Terms and Conditions are for reference purposes only and are to be given no effect in the enforcement, interpretation or construction hereof.


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