Florida, US-based tyre wholesaler Tire Group International LLC (TGI) has initiated legal proceedings against two companies, Amrik International Trading LLC and Neeto International General Trading LLC, and against all respective principles, including Sabjot Singh Sahni, Simar Singh Sahni, Jasbeer Singh Sahni, and Neeto Singh Sahni.
The lawsuit against Amrik, Neeto and the abovementioned principles cites a breach of contract that has led to “substantial monies” being owed to TGI. The wholesaler is collaborating with the US Consulate General, the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, and legal courts in both the USA and United Arab Emirates.
Providing details on the lawsuit’s background, TGI writes that Amrik ordered more than US$1.2 million worth of goods from TGI, however after they were shipped Amrik refused the goods at port and didn’t honour their contractual agreement. “They kept telling us they would pay, but never did. And finally they said they would not be sending payment after the containers were sitting at port for a long time” explains Sherko HajRasouli, TGI’s vice-president of sales for Middle Eastern markets.
TGI is seeking compensation for costs relating to demurrage charges, storage fees, and re-transport of the tyres. “TGI prides itself in partnering with globally reputable companies. We offer financial support to qualified clients and work closely with them to grow together. We are fully aware of the difficult times our international distributors have faced in the past year and have been able to work through it amicably with all, except one. Amrik has decided to ignore our pleas for resolution and ignore its responsibilities. TGI will do all in its power and employ all legal resources to recover monies due and ensure that honour and ethics prevail,” stated TGI founder and chairman Tony Gonzalez.