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English: Distributor

“Distributor” (dealer, reseller, merchant, jobber, etc.) means any natural or legal person in the supply chain who, on his own behalf, furthers the availability of a product to the wholesalers, retailers, and B2B market consumers, or, in exclusive cases of B2C market or in the frame of the direct marketing arrangements (e-commerce included), to end consumers. More than one distributor may be involved in the supply chain. However, persons in the supply chain involved in activities such as storage and transport on behalf of the manufacturer, importer or distributor, are not distributors under this definition[1]. In common parlance, distributors are often thought of as having closer and more long-term relationships with the manufacturers (vendors) from which they buy than wholesalers. The following check-list [1]. is intended to understand better the dissimilarities between agent and distributor.

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  1. Definitions of the Terms Manufacturer, Authorised Representative, Distributor and Importer. - Final Document of Global Harmonization Task Force, March 26, 2009 - http://www.ghtf.org/documents/sg1/sg1final_n055.pdf - accessed 05/10/2012
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