DPU – Delivery Duty Paid (Place of Destination) - Incoterms 2020

Explained

Under DDU the seller is responsible for all costs associated until the seller delivers the goods to the buyer, cleared for import at the named place of destination. In DDP the seller does not pay for unloading the goods. It is important to mention the exact name of the place of destination. This term can be used for any mode of transportation including multimodal. The term is used under the assumption that the seller is capable of clear customs at the destination.

Incoterms 2020 DDP

Doing Business

For this term, the seller delivers goods until the final point agreed with the buyer with customs import clearance paid and goods unloaded. It represents the maximum risk for the seller. The seller must pay all duties, taxes, VAT and other destination charges. It doesn’t require any party for insurance and can be used for any mode of transportation.
In practice, the seller must know what to do when selling up to the final destination with all expenses covered. It is usually applicable for items like courier where the full supply chain cost is under control and with minimum cost variance.

Incoterms 2020 DDP Delivery

Examples

Courier delivery of online purchases:

DDP 445 Ocean Road, Sydney, Australia - Incoterms® 2020

Seller and Buyer obligations

THE SELLER’S OBLIGATIONS THE BUYER’S OBLIGATIONS
1. General
The seller must deliver the goods, commercial invoice, and any evidence of conformity.
1. General
The buyer must pay the price of goods as agreed.
2. Delivery
Deliver the goods at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving vehicle, ready for unload. On the agreed date or period.
2. Taking Delivery
The buyer takes the goods at the destination point.
3. Risks
All risk of loss/damage until goods have been delivered.
3. Risks
All risk of loss/damage from the time or end of the period agreed for delivery. If the buyer fails to assist the import clearance, the risk is under the buyer.
4. Carriage
Contract carriage of goods until the place of destination.
4. Carriage
No obligation to contract a carrier.
5. Insurance
No obligation.
5. Insurance
No obligation to insure the goods.
6. Delivery/transport document
Provide documents that allow the buyer to take over the goods.
6. Delivery/transport document
Accepts the proof of delivery
7. Export/Import clearance
All export and import clearance expenses (license, security, inspection, etc).
7. Export/Import clearance
Assist with import clearance.
8. Checking
The seller must check, count, weight, mark, and package goods
8. Checking
No obligation.
9. Allocation of cost
Pay all the cost until delivery. Transport and loading. Unloading charges only if related to the contract of carriage. Cost of delivery/transport document. Duties and taxes for export and import.
9. Allocation of cost
Pay from the time goods delivered. Any additional cost if does not notify the time for taking delivery or fails to assist the seller for import clearance.
10. Notices
Give the notice to receive the goods.
10. Notices
Time or period for receiving the goods and name the point of receiving the goods.