Advantages of FAS delivery rules for buyer

How does FAS terms benefited for an Exporter?

FAS Advantages to Exporter (Seller)

The below information is about merits for exporters under FAS delivery rules under import export business. 

Here are the 08 advantages for a seller under FAS terms of delivery under Incoterms 2020:

01. One of the advantages for exporter under FAS terms is that the exporter is liable for minimum risk and cost involved under movement of goods when delivery terms are on FAS basis.   Once the goods are unloaded near to the vessel planned to arrive, the seller transfers his risks and costs to buyer to reach the goods to final destination of buyer. This is an advantage for seller under FAS delivery terms.

02.  Another advantage for seller under FAS delivery terms is that under FAS terms, the buyer need not spend more amounts to move goods to buyer’s place.  So, for an exporter in international business, the investment to business minimize up to that extend, thereby total invoice value of goods. 

03. Under FAS, since the exporter undertakes customs clearance and pre carriage of goods, he learns rules and regulations of government to export goods in his country.  This is a merit for exporter under FAS TERMS.  Compared to EXW, this is an advantage to exporter to contract with same buyer or other buyers to agree delivery terms as FAS. 

04. One of the other merits under FAS for exporter is that, the exporter’s responsibility to safeguard the goods ends when goods are placed near the Vessel at the disposal of importer for further movement of goods in an FAS delivery rules.

05. Under FAS, the delivery of goods takes place at seller’s country. Further movement is undertaken care by the buyer. This is another benefit for exporter under FAS terms in import export business. This is another benefit for seller under FAS terms.

06. Another advantage for exporter under FAS is that unloading of goods at final destination under FAS is under importer’s liability and exporter is not responsible for any damage of goods while unloading.

07. The control over ocean freight is with the importer as he contracts ocean freight thereby risks passes to buyer against the service given by the main shipping carrier or their shipping agent. This is another merit for exporter under FAS terms of delivery.

08.After all, compared to all D categories delivery rules, under FAS, the exporter carries less risks in movement of goods. This is another advantage for exporter if the terms of delivery are arranged as FAS rules.


The advantages under FAS delivery terms for exporter are explained above.  You may share your comments about strengths for seller under FAS terms of delivery.

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