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DAP: Delivered At Place (named place of destination)

 

 

In Incoterm DAP the seller delivers the goods, without unloading, at the place of destination in the buyer's country. The transport risk is transferred from buyer to seller in the same place where the goods are delivered.

The place of delivery may be the buyer's premises or a place nearby, other than a transport terminal, in the country of destination. If delivery occurs at a transport terminal or transport infrastructure (port, airport, etc.) in the country of destination Incoterm DAT should be used.

In this Incoterm the seller has to complete the formalities and bear the costs of customs clearance of export, not the import clearance that corresponds to the buyer. In the event that the seller also clear goods for import Incoterm DDP should be used.

This is a very useful Incoterm for sales between countries of the same economic area (e.g. European Union) in which the seller wants to deliver the goods at buyer´s premises but is not necessary to clear goods for import as there are no customs.