The supplier must be able to make relevant proposals during the planning phase by fulfilling its advisory obligation. The supplier is integrated as much as possible upstream into a new project to ensure the best fit between product definition and process possibilities and capabilities. Notwithstanding the payment of delivery penalties, the supplier will compensate AUTOMOTIVE for all costs related to customer claims and/or line stops caused by this delay in delivery. Notwithstanding the above, it is agreed that the supplier or EFI AUTOMOTIVE, if it has not been able to fulfil all or part of its obligations in the event of force majeure, will not be held liable for the resulting damages until the end of the force majeure event, provided, however, that such an event is notified to the other party within 48 (48) hours of the date of the occurrence. If the case of force majeure lasts more than one month, the other party reserves the right to terminate the relationship without notice or compensation. The Force Majeure clause (Exemption) of the International Chamber of Commerce (publication 421) is an integral part of the commercial relationship. EFI AUTOMOTIVE requires the supplier to apply the following AUTOMOTIVE standards: for the approval of the procedure, the value of the test must be greater or equal to that shown on the cover page of the exam questionnaire, without any major non-compliance. For electrical and/or electronic components affecting the functional safety of road vehicles, the test questionnaire for ISO26262 suppliers must be used. Coverage of the audit questionnaire, which has been systematically signed by the supplier, is attached to an action plan for improvement. This action plan is presented within two weeks of receiving the report and closed within 3 months of its presentation (unless granted by the SQA). The follow-up of the action plan will be provided by the SQA and should improve the initial value of the audit.