réserve à réception de la palette

19:48 Feb 15, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: réserve à réception de la palette
Hi everybody,

This is a sentence in a shipping letter that I'm translating from French to English. It concerns missing items in a shipment. It's been a long day and it's really late so my brain isn't functioning too well. :0) Here is the sentence: "Nous tenons à vous préciser que notre client n'a émis aucune réserve à réception de la palette car les cartons étaient intacts."

Also, the subject of the letter is "Déclaration litige [concerning the missing items]." Wouldn't this be "Contested declaration [of the missing items]" and not "litigation declaration" The author of the letter says "Notre client n'acceptera pas de régler les marchandises manquantes et nous devons absolument obtenir le remboursement de votre assurance qui doit couvrir le sinistre" which leads me to believe they want to have the claim for the missing items settled *before* it goes to court (is litigated)?

Thanks so much. I know this is pretty elementary, but I've been doing so many Spanish documents lately that upon doing a French one for the first time in God knows how long, I'm brain dead! Best,
Maloof Language Services, Inc.

Summary of answers provided
nano reservations after receiving the pallet as the boxes were intact/undamaged



7 days
no reservations after receiving the pallet as the boxes were intact/undamaged

Sorry for replying so late, but who knows it might still be of some use.
Due to your state of exhaustion, you did not cut the sentence properly, it is in fact "émettre des réserves", i.e. "to have reservations about", etc.
I do think that "litigation declaration" is the correct wording, as it is - or so I feel - a complaint letter demanding money back for missing items. The litigation doesn't lie in damage goods but rather in the fact that some were missing, resulting in a loss of profit for the company who is thus demanding compensation (covered by the supplier's insurance)
I hope this helps.

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