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It can also be illustrated as follows: A support contract is a contract that encourages a person to enter into a separate “primary” contract. For example, if X agrees to purchase Y products manufactured accordingly by Z, based on Z`s assurance of the high quality of the goods, X and Z may consider that X and Z have entered into a warranty contract consisting of Z`s promise of quality, which, given X`s promise to enter into the main contract with Y , was given. In the English case Barry v Davies, it was found that an auctioneer and a buyer had entered into a secondary contract. [13] It has been found that, although the main contract does not concern the incense, the benefits granted to the bid represent a good consideration for the increase in the price of the offer. [13] The word Evidence Rules does not apply to ancillary contracts, but only to primary contracts. The Common Law recognizes the collateral contract as an exception to the Parol rule of evidence, which means that the evidence authorized for a companion contract can be used to exclude the application of the Parol rule of evidence. In practice, it is rare to regard the warranty contract as an exception, as it must be strictly proven; and the burden of proof will only be lightened if the purpose with which the main contract is entered into is more unusual. [12] Main contracts and security contracts are active simultaneously and, in some cases, the provisions of these contracts may replace the provisions of the former. For example, companies X and Y enter into a construction contract with X as the owner and Y as the owner. It then enters into a secondary contract with Z, a hardware supplier. If the materials are found to be defective, X Z can sue when they do not have a contract between them. One theory confirms that it is possible to characterize creditworthy letters as an auxiliary contract for a third-party recipient, since letters of credit are driven by the need of the buyer and, in accordation of Jean Domat`s theory, to the cause of a letter of credit, a bank issues a credit in favour of a seller in order to exempt the buyer from his obligation to pay directly to the seller with a legal offer.

There are three different companies involved in the letter of credit transaction: the seller, the buyer and the banker. Therefore, an accreditation contract is theoretically understood as a guarantee contract, which is accepted by a behaviour or, in other words, as a tacit contract. [8] It is briefly called LOC Most security contracts are one-sided, which means that only one party makes a commitment (such as the supply of a product or service) in exchange for money. The agreement with the original contract is the consideration for the security contract. A support contract is usually a one-time contract which, taking into account the party whose benefit is exploited by the contract, enters into the main or principal contract, which sets additional conditions for the same purpose as the main contract. [1] For example, an ancillary contract is entered into when one party pays the other party a certain amount for entry into another contract. An ancillary contract may be entered into between one of the parties and a third party. A security contract, if forged between the same parties as the main contract, must not be contrary to the main contract.