Difference between FCA and DDP in shipping terms


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How to differentiate FCA with DDP?


How to distinguish between DDP and FCA?


As per Inco terms, DDP means Delivered Duty Paid (named destination place mentioned). FCA means, Free Carrier ( up to the destination location mentioned).


Difference between FCA and DDP in shipping terms copyThe detailed articles on FCA and DDP with simple language have been mentioned in this web blog separately. These articles on DDP and FCA have been arranged in simple language to understand easily. I suggest you to read these articles on FCA and DDP, so as to enable you to have a clear idea on these shipping terms.


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


For your immediate reference, I give below web links on DDP and FCA separately below.



Inco terms DDP, easily explained


FCA Terms of shipping, an easy reference.


The above articles explain clearly about FCA and DDP easy to understand.


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.

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