Incoterms

Incoterms are your buying terms with your supplier or, if you are doing the exporting, your selling terms to your overseas client. The most commonly used terms are:

  • Exworks: This means you pay all costs from the suppliers warehouse to your warehouse.
  • FOB (Free on Board): This means that the supplier is liable to pay all local charges, from their warehouse to on-board the vessel.
  • CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight): This means that the supplier pays all charges from their warehouse to the destination airport or sea port.
  • DDP (Delivered Duty Paid): This means the supplier will pay all charges from their warehouse to your warehouse. It includes Duty and Tax.
  • DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid): This means that the supplier will pay all charges from their warehouse to your warehouse excluding the Duty and Tax charges.