Glossary

DAF (Delivered At Frontier)

Definition

DAF (Delivered At Frontier) is an Incoterm (International Commercial Term) used in international trade agreements to define the responsibilities of the seller and the buyer concerning the delivery of goods. Under DAF terms, the seller is responsible for arranging transportation and covering all costs and risks associated with delivering the goods to a specified frontier or border point. Once the goods have arrived at the frontier and have been cleared for export, the responsibility for customs clearance, import duties, and onward transportation shifts to the buyer.

Please note that DAF is an outdated term and was replaced by DAT (Delivered At Terminal) and DAP (Delivered At Place) in the Incoterms 2010 revision.

— sennder Team

FAQ

Under DAF terms, the seller is responsible for arranging and covering the costs of transportation, export clearance, and all risks associated with delivering the goods to the specified frontier or border point.
Under DAF terms, the buyer is responsible for customs clearance, payment of import duties, and arranging and covering the costs of onward transportation from the frontier or border point.
DAF terms specifically address the delivery of goods at a frontier or border point, making them particularly relevant for international road freight logistics. In contrast, other Incoterms, such as CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) or FOB (Free On Board), focus on different aspects of the delivery process, such as the shipment of goods by sea or the point at which risk transfers from the seller to the buyer.

Example or usage in road freight logistics:

A manufacturer in Germany is selling machinery to a buyer in Switzerland under DAF terms. The seller arranges transportation and covers all costs and risks associated with delivering the machinery to the specified border point between Germany and Switzerland. Once the goods have arrived at the border and have been cleared for export, the buyer assumes responsibility for customs clearance, payment of import duties, and arranging onward transportation to their facility in Switzerland.

Share this post