DDP / DDU

DDP – Delivered Duty Paid – is another useful incoterms that can be used with any mode of transport.

It is very similar to DDU except that with DDP the seller is also responsible for all import customs formalities and duty and for final delivery of the goods to the buyer at the named place of destination. Basically, with DDP, the buyer carries no risk or responsibility for the goods until they have been made available to him at the named place of destination, which is normally the buyer’s/importer’s premises.

DDU – Delivery Duty Unpaid – Is a fairly common incoterms and can be used for any mode of transport. Under DDU terms the seller is responsible for making the goods available to the buyer at a named place of destination but not cleared for import. The seller is also responsible for all the costs involved to deliver the goods to the named place of destination. The seller’s risk also does not end until it reaches the names place of destination.