FCA-B is an Incoterms® rule for groupage transport (small loads from different companies in 1 transport unit). It is suitable for all forms of transport. The seller delivers goods to an agreed location, such as a warehouse or terminal.
Seller arranges and pays for:
- Transport of goods to the agreed location, such as a warehouse or terminal of departure.
- Export formalities and export documents.
Buyer arranges and pays for:
- Unloading of goods at the agreed location.
- Transport from the agreed location to final destination.
- Import formalities and local import documents.
- Trade within and outside the EU.
- Groupage transport (combining small loads from different companies into 1 transport unit, such as a container).
- All forms of transport (rail, air, road, water).
Not or less suitable for:
- Payment via Letter of Credit or documentary collection.
Transfer of risk from seller to buyer:
- Upon arrival at the agreed location, not unloaded by seller.
Points of attention:
- At buyer’s request the shipping company can issue an ‘on-board Bill of Lading’ to seller, so that payment via Letter of Credit or documentary collection is more feasible.
- Suitable alternative to FOB.
- Name the exact location, such as the warehouse or terminal of departure.