DPU is an Incoterms® rule with many obligations for the seller. The seller carries the costs and risk until the agreed destination. For example, the buyer’s business address or another inland location in the destination country. The seller unloads the goods and also carries the risk of damage during unloading.
Seller arranges and pays for:
- Transport to the agreed place of destination. For example, the buyer’s business address, a distribution centre, or another inland location in the destination country.
- Unloading at the agreed location.
- Export formalities and documents.
Buyer arranges and pays for:
- Transport from the agreed destination location to any other final destination.
- Import formalities and local import documents.
- Trade within and outside the EU.
- All forms of transport (rail, air, road, water).
- Payment by Letter of Credit or documentary collection.
Not or less suitable for:
Transfer of risk from seller to buyer:
- Once seller transfers the goods, unloaded, to buyer at the agreed destination.
Points of attention:
- If unloading at the agreed location is not possible, then use DAP.
- Agree upon the exact place at the destination location.