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  • HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS - VENDOR GUIDELINES

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    VENDOR GUIDELINES

    April 2017

  • HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS - VENDOR GUIDELINES Page 1

    Harbor Freight Tools

    Vendor Guidelines

    April 2017

    This booklet contains important information about Harbor Freight Tools and our guidelines for testing,

    shipping, and payment processes. The information here is updated periodically and can change at any

    time. Please read it carefully and contact our offices with any questions.

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    Table of Contents

    Section 1: About Harbor Freight Tools .............................................................................................................................. 3

    Mission and Core Principles........................................................................................................................................... 3 Gift Policy ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    Section 2: Product Development and Vendor Set Up ........................................................................................................ 5

    Preparation ................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Quoting and Sampling................................................................................................................................................... 5 Product Testing ............................................................................................................................................................. 5 Vendor/Product Set Up ................................................................................................................................................. 6 Purchase Orders and Confirmations ............................................................................................................................. 6

    Product Inspection......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Booking and Shipping .................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Packaging ...................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Date Codes .................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Documentation.............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Payment ........................................................................................................................................................................ 8

    Section 3: Contact List ....................................................................................................................................................... 9

    HFT Shanghai Office ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 HFT Taiwan Office ......................................................................................................................................................... 9

    Section 4: Purchase Orders ............................................................................................................................................. 10

    Receiving Purchase Orders .......................................................................................................................................... 10 Confirming Purchase Orders ....................................................................................................................................... 10

    2017 Calendar ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Distribution Centers .................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Section 5: Quality ............................................................................................................................................................ 13

    Quality Audits .............................................................................................................................................................. 13 Quality Inspections ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 Requesting an Inspection ............................................................................................................................................ 13

    Remote and On-Site Inspections ................................................................................................................................. 14 Inspection Report ........................................................................................................................................................ 15

    Inspection Request Form ............................................................................................................................................. 15

    Quality Reporting ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Section 6: First Shipment of a New Product .................................................................................................................... 16

    Product Changes or Upgrades ..................................................................................................................................... 16 Section 7: Booking Requirements .................................................................................................................................... 17

    FCL vs LCL Booking Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 17 Booking Instructions for All Containers ....................................................................................................................... 17

    Consignee and Notify Party Information ..................................................................................................................... 18 Consolidators for Shipments ....................................................................................................................................... 19

    Section 8: Container Loading .......................................................................................................................................... 20

    Multiple POs and Container Sharing ........................................................................................................................... 20

    Weight and Volume Requirements ............................................................................................................................. 20 Container Security Requirements ................................................................................................................................ 21

    Section 9: Shipping and Payment Documentation .......................................................................................................... 23

    Importer Security Filing (ISF) Requirements ................................................................................................................ 23 ISF Form ....................................................................................................................................................................... 23

    Submitting the ISF (10+2) Form and Shipping Documents 72 Hours Prior to Loading ............................................. 24

    Shipping Documents Schedule and Deadlines ............................................................................................................. 25 Creating the Correct Documents ................................................................................................................................. 26 Important Timeline for Shipping and Payment Documents ........................................................................................ 28

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    Section 1: About Harbor Freight Tools

    Harbor Freight Tools (HFT) is the premier destination for quality tools at the lowest prices for both do it

    yourself and professional tool users. For over 37 years that mission has made HFT the fastest growing

    tool and equipment retailer in the United States, with 40,000,000 loyal customers taking advantage of our

    low prices and satisfaction guarantee. HFT has over 750 stores and continues to open new stores every

    week. We also sell online at www.HarborFreight.com.

    HFT offers over 5,000 tools and accessories including hand tools, power tools, air tools, generators,

    pneumatic tools, hydraulic lifting tools, automotive tools, shop equipment and more. Our quality is as

    good as or better than competing brands, while our prices are up to 80% less than competitors