Slapstick now knows that a distribution contract must clearly state the responsibilities and obligations of both parties during the term of the contract, in the event of termination and after the formal termination of the contract. The distribution agreement defines the responsibilities of both parties during and after the duration of the agreement. After participating in a few Craft Brau symposia, Slapstick learned that dealer contracts must be renewed each year and that they should allow termination for reasons and for termination for convenience. If an agreement allows termination for convenience, a party wishing to withdraw from the relationship serves the other party with a 30-day period. Without legal confrontation, distributors and manufacturers can focus on their respective customers and businesses, without using management time, company attention and financial resources on lawyers, courts and arbitration procedures. The distributor told Slapstick that it was taking a chance to get an un torpedoed brand in new markets and would invest a lot of time and money to create a slapstick beer market in the United States. In exchange for this investment, the distributor was not willing to accept a contract that made the distributor easier to replace. In addition, the agreement did not contain any termination provision for non-reticent or convenience. The distributor only authorized termination for a limited number of specific cases. During the first year with the new distributor Slapstick learned that manufacturers and distributors often disagree on the presence and responsibility of the cause of termination. This information must be clearly defined in the protection contract for all parties. The liquor distributor disputed the fact that many agreements have left out the duration of the agreement, which subordinates it to acts or events, instead of a fixed period of months/days/years. For example, you may have a contract that says it is in effect until someone does something, or even something happens.
It is interesting to note that the existence of a beer franchise status, which stipulates that beer distribution contracts may only be terminated by law after certain events have happened and cannot be terminated or cannot be breached, must be extended otherwise, as a counterpoint in its argument that Parliament`s silence on the spirits affair means that state law does not exclude a time clause or events.