Differences between DDP, DDU and DAP trade terms in container import and export shipping
- 2020-04-28-

The two trade terms DDP and DDU are often used in the import and export of goods in containers. So what exactly are DDP and DDU, and what are the differences between these two trade terms? What is the difference between DAP and DDU? Let's briefly analyze:

1.DDP is "Delivered Duty Paid" in English, which means "Delivered Duty Paid (Designated Destination)", which means that the exporter completes the import customs clearance procedures at the destination designated by both the importer and the exporter, and pays the import tax , And then deliver the goods to the importer. The exporter needs to bear all risks in the process of delivering the goods to the designated destination, and also needs to go through the customs clearance procedures at the destination port, and pay taxes, handling fees and other fees. It can be said that under this trade term, the seller must bear the greatest responsibility.

2. The English of DDU is "Delivered Duty Unpaid", which means "Delivered Duty Unpaid (Designated Destination)". It means that the exporter and the importer have agreed to deliver the goods somewhere in the importing country, and the exporter must bear all the costs and risks of delivering the goods to the designated location, as well as the costs and risks of customs procedures. However, it does not include customs duties, taxes and other official fees that must be paid when importing goods. Importers need to deal with the additional costs and risks caused by the lack of timely customs clearance procedures for goods.

3. DAP (Delivered at Place) destination delivery conditions (add specified destination) It is a new term for the 2010 general rule, DDU is a term for the 2000 general rule. The terms of the DAP are as follows: delivery at the destination. This term applies to one or more of any mode of transportation. It refers to the delivery of the goods prepared for unloading on the delivery vehicle at the designated destination to the buyer for disposal. Belong to the seller's delivery, the seller bears all the risks of the goods being shipped to the designated place, and is not responsible for the customs clearance fee of the destination port.

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