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CPT (Carriage Paid To)

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Incoterms CPT

CPT is an Incoterms® rule advised for carriage of goods in containers. The seller pays for the transport to the agreed location mentioned after the Incoterms® rule. For example, the buyer’s premises or another location located inland. The transfer of costs and risk takes place at different times.

Seller arranges and pays for:

  • Transport to the agreed destination location. For example, the buyer’s business address, a distribution centre, or another inland location in the destination country.
  • Export formalities and documents.

Buyer arranges and pays for:

  • Transport from the agreed destination location to any other final destination.
  • Unloading at the agreed location.
  • Import formalities and local import documents.

Suitable for:

  • 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 hands over the goods to the (first) carrier at its premises, or at another agreed loading point, as in FCA-A.

Points of attention:

  • The transfer of costs (agreed destination location) and risk (e.g. after loading the vehicle at seller) takes place at different times.
  • Agree upon the exact place at the agreed destination location.

Read more about CPT.