Incoterms FCA

Free Carrier (named place of delivery)

Applies to:       Air   Ground   Rail   Sea and inland waterway

Incoterms FCA Shipping
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In Free Carrier, the seller is responsible for export clearance and delivery of the goods to the carrier at the named place of delivery.

If the named place of delivery is the seller’s place of business, the seller is responsible for loading the goods. If the named place is the carrier’s premises, the seller is not responsible for unloading.

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

lightbulb   The buyer is to clearly specify the precise point of delivery in the contract of sales or carriage.


FCA Shipping Obligations

Seller’s Obligations

  • Goods, commercial invoice and documentation
  • Export packaging and marking
  • Export licenses and customs formalities
  • Pre-carriage to terminal
  • Delivery to named place of delivery
  • Proof of delivery

Buyer’s Obligations

  • Unloading from arriving means of transportation
  • Loading charges
  • Main carriage
  • Discharge and onward carriage
  • Import formalities and duties
  • Cost of pre-shipment inspection

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