Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)

Can be used for any transport mode, or where there is more than one transport mode.

The seller is responsible for arranging carriage and delivering the goods at the named place, cleared for import and all applicable taxes and duties paid (e.g. VAT, GST)

Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)

Risk transfers from seller to buyer when the goods are made available to the buyer, ready for unloading from the arriving conveyance

This rule places the maximum obligation on the seller, and is the only rule that requires the seller to take responsibility for import clearance and payment of taxes and/or import duty.

These last requirements can be highly problematical for the seller. In some countries, import clearance procedures are complex and bureaucratic, and so best left to the buyer who has local knowledge.

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