What is an 'agent'? — see Terminology
What is a 'commercial agent'?
The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 define a "commercial agent" as:
"a self-employed intermediary who has continuing authority to negotiate the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of another person ("the principal") or to negotiate and conclude the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of and in the name of the principal".
Certain persons cannot be regarded as commercial agents (e.g. directors acting on behalf of companies, or partners on behalf of partnerships). Nor do the Regulations apply to:
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