As with all eleven of the Incoterms 2020 rules, article A1 tells us that the seller must provide the goods and the commercial invoice in conformity with the contract of sale and any other evidence of conformity that may be required by the contract.
With DPU Destination Airport for aifreight the goods are indeed unloaded from the aircraft at the airport as part of the seller’s contract of carriage.
With DPU Destination CFS for LCL the goods are indeed unloaded from the container at the CFS as part of the seller’s contract of carriage.
Delivery of the goods is “unloaded” by the seller at the destination place.
In Incoterms 2010 there was an interesting rule introduced at the last minute: DAT Delivered at Terminal. We assumed few were using DAT, and here’s how DPU came about.
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Delivery of the goods is “not unloaded” by the seller at the destination place, typically at either the CY (container yard) or the buyer’s premises.
In the vast majority of shipments the container is provided by the carrier, usually the container shipping line itself even if a forwarder acts as the carrier, here disregarding the tiny minority of shipper-owned or buyer-owned containers.
What are the “goods” in the Incoterms 2020 rules? Rules A1, A8 and A2 explained, by Shipping Expert, Bob Ronai, with respect to the FCA and DPU Incoterms Rules
Delivery of the goods is “not unloaded” by the seller at the destination place. There is therefore a problem with DAP Rail Terminal.
Let’s look at the concept of “delivery” in EXW Incoterms 2020. The buyer must carry out export formalities, which can be problematic, but are there other potential problems that the rule does not explain?
It is important to understand that for the FCA rule “delivery” does not equal “shipment.” Bob Ronai discusses FCA Incoterms Rules
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