Difference between CIF and CPT in shipping terms
Thursday, October 27, 2016     Category : Inco Terms

 

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How to differentiate CIF with CPT?

 

What are the difference between CPT and CIF?

 

As per Inco terms of shipping, CPT means Carriage Paid to (named destination mentioned). CIF means, Cost, Insurance and Freight (up to the destination mentioned).

 

The term CPT was introduced in Inco Terms 2010. The CIF terms of shipping has been being used for the past decades.

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The major difference between CPT and CIF is that the shipping term CPT is used in all modes of transport, where as CIF terms of shipping is used only for sea and inland water transport.

 

The detailed articles on CIF and CPT with simple language have been mentioned in this web blog separately. I suggest you to read these articles on CIF and CPT, so as to enable you to have a clear idea on these shipping terms.

 

What is CPT? What are the responsibilities of buyer and seller under CPT terms? How does CIF term work? What are the obligations of buyer and seller under CIF terms.

 

For your immediate reference, I give below web links on CPT and CIF separately below.

 

 

CPT terms, a quick reference

How does Inco terms CIF work in international trade?

 

The above articles easily explain about CIF and CPT.

 

Detailed articles about Inco Terms of Delivery under export and import of International business  have been mentioned in  separate category – INCO TERMS – in this web site.  You can click here to read.

I hope, you have satisfied with the difference between CPT and CIF explained easily. Do you have different thought on difference between CIF and CPT?

 

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Gaurav Gupta Says :
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
We get Export Orders on C & F Basis and Payment is TT upon receipt of Material. Can we get Marine Insurance on our cost to safe guard against our risk of Goods Lost in Transit and Party may not pay as it did not receive the goods?
 

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