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DDU : Delivered Duty Unpaid

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DDU : Delivered Duty Unpaid (...named place of destination)

In Delivered Duty Unpaid, the seller/exporter/manufacturer clears the goods for export and is responsible for making them available to the buyer at the named place of destination, not cleared for import.

The seller, therefore, assumes all responsibilities for delivering the goods to the named place of destination, but the buyer assumes all responsibility for import clearance, duties, administrative costs, and any other costs upon import as well as transport to the final destination.

The DDU term can be used for any mode of transport. However, if the seller and buyer desire that delivery should take place on board a sea vessel or on a quay (wharf), the DES or DEQ terms are recommended.

All forms of payment are used in DDU transactions.

The DDU term is used when the named place of destination (point of delivery) is other than the seaport or airport.

Examples
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid New York New York USA
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid Hamburg Germany

Incoterm Category
DDU is a "D" Incoterm where the seller is responsible for all costs associated with delivering the goods to the named point and place of destination. "D" terms evidence "arrival" (as opposed to "shipment") contracts.

Modes of Transport Covered
All modes of transport including multimodal.

Seller's Responsibilities (summary)

  1. Goods - Provide the goods, commercial invoice or electronic message, and other documentation as required by the sales contract.
  2. Licenses and Customs Formalities - Obtain at own risk and cost any export licenses and authorizations and carry out all export formalities and procedures, including those associated with transshipment to the named port of destination.
  3. Carriage and Insurance - Contract for and pay all costs of carriage and transshipment (if necessary) to the named destination. No obligation to provide insurance.
  4. Delivery - Make the goods available to the buyer at the named destination on the date or within the period specified in the sales contract.
  5. Risk Transfer - Assume all risks of loss or damage to the goods until they have been made available to the buyer at the named destination.
  6. Costs - Pay all costs until the goods have been delivered to the named destination, including carriage, all export formalities, export duties and taxes, and transshipment (if necessary) to the named destination.
  7. Notice to the Buyer - Provide sufficient notice of dispatch and projected arrival that the buyer can take appropriate action to arrange pick-up of the goods.
  8. Proof of Delivery, Transport Documents - Provide the buyer with the delivery order and/or a transport document enabling the buyer to take delivery at the named place of destination.
  9. Checking, Packing, Marking - Pay all costs associated with checking the quality and quantity of the goods to be in conformity with the sales contract. Provide appropriate packing (unless the goods are traditionally delivered unpackaged) as required for the transport of the goods, to the extent that the buyer has made transport circumstances known to the seller prior to the execution of the sales contract. Provide marking appropriate to the packaging.
  10. Other - Provide the buyer at the buyer's request, risk and expense any and all assistance in securing documentation originating in the country of export or of origin required for import. Provide the buyer with information necessary to obtain insurance.

Buyer's Responsibilities (summary)

  1. Payment - Pay for the goods as provided in the sales contract.
  2. Licenses and Customs Formalities - Obtain and pay costs of all import licenses, documentation and authorizations and carry out all import formalities.
  3. Carriage and Insurance - No obligation to the seller for either carriage or insurance.
  4. Taking Delivery - Take delivery of the goods once they are made available at the named destination.
  5. Risk Transfer - Assume all risk of loss or damage from the time the goods have been made available at the named place of destination.
  6. Costs - Pay all costs for the goods once they have been made available at the named place of destination. Pay all costs relating to import formalities including duties, taxes and other charges.
  7. Notice to Seller - If, according to the sales contract, the buyer is able to specify a time for and/or a place of delivery, to give the seller sufficient notice.
  8. Proof of Delivery - Accept the seller's transport document so long as it is in conformity with the sales contract.
  9. Inspection(s) - Pay for the costs of pre-shipment inspection(s) except inspections required by the country of export.
  10. Other - Pay all costs associated with securing documentation from the country of origin or export required for import. Reimburse seller for costs in providing such documentation or assistance.
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