Among Internet based brokers and agents the LOI is commonly advanced as a leading inquiry document.This protocol is utterly incorrect, and misuse of the LOI is often seen by experienced Exporters as a mark of an amateur.Letters of Intent are not standard international business documents, though they do legitimately pop up rarely, much less often than most brokers believe.
LOI's are the legal equivalent of "almost pregnant." Letters of Intent emphatically state that. They state that they are not formal agreements, and then often proceed to set forth agreed terms of the proposed transaction. Given this paradox, if the deal goes sour, one party can argue [in court] that those agreed_upon points were, in fact, agreed upon _ or, in fact, a binding contract. And, in some cases, furthermore, that the party relied on the LOI and has monetary damages based on such reliance."