Glossary

Dleivered At Place

Definition

DAP (Delivered At Place) is an Incoterm used in international trade to define the responsibilities of the seller and buyer concerning the delivery of goods. Under DAP, the seller is responsible for coordinating the entire shipment, including transportation to the destination, ensuring the goods reach the buyer's specified location. The seller bears all risks and costs associated with this delivery. However, the buyer is responsible for import customs clearance, duties, and taxes.

Updates for 2024:

  • Under the 2024 DAP Incoterm, the seller's responsibilities now encompass all costs of delivery to the final destination, applicable across sea, air, and ground transport. This includes freight insurance and any risks during transit. However, the buyer remains responsible for import duties, taxes, and unloading costs​​.

  • DAP has replaced previous Incoterms such as DAF, DES, and DDU, streamlining the responsibilities and processes for international trade agreements​.

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FAQ

Under DAP, the seller arranges and covers all costs of transportation and bears the risks until the goods reach the specified location in the importing country. This location can be the buyer's premises or another mutually agreed place.
The buyer is responsible for unloading the goods, customs clearance, and paying import duties and taxes. They also handle any additional costs or risks that arise after the goods have been made available for unloading at the designated place.
DAP focuses on delivery at a specified place, with the seller bearing costs and risks up to that point. In contrast, other Incoterms like EXW (Ex Works) or CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight) define different aspects of the delivery process, such as the point of risk transfer or responsibilities for insurance and freight costs.

Example or usage in road freight logistics:

A manufacturer in Spain selling automotive parts to a buyer in France under DAP terms would arrange transportation and cover all associated costs and risks to deliver the parts to the buyer's warehouse in France. Responsibility transfers to the buyer once the goods are available for unloading at the warehouse.