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Glossary of Terms: D

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Delivered Ex Ship (DES)

The seller fulfils her obligation when the goods have been made available to the buyer on board the ship uncleared for import at the named port of destination. The seller has to bear all the costs and risks involved in bringing the goods to the named port of destination. Only used for sea or inland waterway transport.

Delivered Ex Quay (DEQ)

The seller fulfils his obligation when the goods have been made available to the buyer on the wharf at the named port of destination, cleared for importation. The seller has to bear all risks and costs including duties, taxes, and other charges of delivering the goods to the quay. The seller is obligated to obtain the import license, either directly or indirectly. Only used for sea or inland waterway transport.

Delivered At Place (DAP)

Delivered to the named place of destination on the buyer's side. The named place can be the arrival point or any other location on the buyer's side it is usually the buyer's premises. The seller agrees to pay for the carriage of the goods to the buyer, not cleared for import, and not unloading from arriving means of transport. The seller bears the costs and risks involved in delivering the goods to the named place. The buyer is responsible for unloading and import clearance. This term has replaced the 2000 Incoterms DDU.

Destination

The final location where the shipment is going.

Delivered at Frontier (DAF)

The term may be used for all modes of transportation, provided that the delivery point is a land border. The seller fulfills his obligation when the goods have been delivered to the designated border place and cleared for export. The seller is not obligated to unload the arriving means of transport and the delivery place must be before the Customs border of the adjoining country. The buyer is responsible for unloading the arriving means of transport, import clearance, and on-carriage.

Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)

Delivered Duty Paid to the named place of destination on the buyer's side. The named place can be the arrival point or any other location on the buyer's side it is usually the buyer's premises. The seller delivers the goods to the buyer, cleared for import, and not unloaded from the arriving means of transport. The seller bears the costs and risks involved in delivering the goods to the named place. The buyer is responsible for the unloading and import clearance.