Incoterms CPT

Carriage Paid To (named place of destination)

Applies to:       Air   Ground   Rail   Sea and inland waterway

Carriage Paid To Incoterms CPT
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Carriage Paid To requires the seller to clear the goods, deliver them to the carrier and pay for the carrier to the named place of destination, but the seller’s risk ends with delivery to the carrier. Insurance is not required from the seller.

The buyer’s risk begins when the carrier receives the goods from the seller. However, the buyer is only responsible for additional costs after the goods arrive at the final destination.

The term CPT is often used in air freight, containerized ocean freight, small parcel shipments and “ro-ro” shipments of motor vehicles.

A carrier is any person or company who undertakes the carriage, such as a shipping line, airline, trucking company, railway or freight forwarder.

   The transfer of risk from seller to buyer occurs at a different point than the transfer of cost.


CIF Incoterm Obligations

Seller’s Obligations

  • Goods, commercial invoice and documentation
  • Export packaging and marking
  • Export licenses and customs formalities
  • Pre-carriage and delivery
  • Loading charges
  • Delivery at named place of destination
  • Proof of delivery

Buyer’s Obligations

  • Risk starting at port of shipment
  • Import formalities and duties
  • Cost of pre-shipment inspection

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