Incoterms DAT: Delivered At Terminal

Named Place Required: Terminal at Port or Place of Destination

Applies to: airplane truck icon ship

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Under Incoterms 2020, the rule formerly called Delivered at Terminal (DAT) is now referred to as Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

Delivered At Terminal refers to the seller delivering the goods, once unloaded from the arriving means of transport. Goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer at the named terminal, at the named port or place of destination.

DAT is used irrespective of the mode of transport selected and may also be used where more than one mode of transport is utilized. The specific point within the terminal at the place of destination should clearly be specified as agreed upon.

DAT requires the seller to clear goods for export, where applicable, without any obligation to clear the goods for import, pay import duty or carry out import customs formalities.

Bulp It is important to clearly specify the precise point at or within the terminal where the goods will be unloaded.

DAT 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
  • Main carriage
  • Delivery at named terminal at port or place of destination
  • Proof of delivery

Buyer’s Obligations

  • Onward carriage
  • Import formalities and duties
  • Cost of pre-shipment inspection
  • Delivery to buyer


Incoterms 2020 Overview of Risk and Cost Transfer


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