ARTICLE 7 - Payment
7.1 Invoices are payable within 30 days of the invoice date. Constitutes a payment within the meaning of these GTC, not the simple delivery of a negotiable instrument or a check implying an obligation to pay, but their payment on the agreed due date. In the case of payment by negotiable instrument, failure to return the instrument will be considered as a default of payment. A discount of 0.6%, calculated on the basis of tax and transport costs, will be granted for early payment within 15 days of the invoice date.
7.2 Any buyer paying an invoice after the expiry of the payment period must pay the seller a lump sum compensation for recovery costs, equal to 40 euros (Decree of 2 October 2012).
7.3 In the event of late payment, the seller may suspend all orders in progress, without prejudice to any other course of action. Late payment penalties of a rate equal to three times the legal interest rate but may not be less than 5% will be applied in the event that the sums due are paid after the payment date appearing on the invoice. These penalties will only be due after formal notice.
In the event of non-payment 48 hours after an unsuccessful formal notice, the sale may be automatically cancelled if the seller sees fit, who may request the return of the products, without prejudice to any other damages. The resolution may apply not only to the order in question but also to all previous unpaid orders whether delivered or in the process of delivery and whether or not their payment is due. In all the foregoing cases, the sums that would be due for other deliveries or for any other cause will become immediately due if the seller does not opt for the resolution of the corresponding orders. If the recovery of the debt entails the intervention of the seller's external litigation department (insurance company, bailiff, lawyer ...) this will be increased by the actual costs incurred on presentation of supporting documents + VAT on the sums due by deducting the fixed compensation of € 40.
7.4 The seller shall be entitled, at any time, either before the performance of the contract or during it, to demand from the buyer a guarantee of recovery of his debts satisfactory to himself or without having to justify this decision. In case of failure to provide said guarantee, the seller may withdraw from the contract, without prejudice to any damages to be borne by the buyer, if any. In addition, the seller, taking into account the situation of the buyer (occasional customer, new customer, pilot customer ...), will have the right, at any time, either before the execution of the contract, or during it, to require the buyer to pay special conditions (these conditions will be specified in the single agreement).