Difference between DAT and CIF in shipping terms


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How to differentiate CIF with DAT?

Difference between DAT and CIF in shipping termsWhat are the difference between DAT and CIF?

As per Inco terms of shipping, DAT means Delivered at Terminal (named destination mentioned). CFR means, Cost and Freight (up to the destination mentioned).

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

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

What is DAT? What are the responsibilities of buyer and seller under DAT 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 DAT and CIF separately below.

How does DAT terms of shipping work?

How does Inco terms CIF work in international trade?

The above articles easily explain about CIF and DAT.

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 DAT and CIF explained easily. Do you have different thought on difference between CIF and DAT?

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Ritesh Sharma: Hi I am international business and dealing in bulk cargo. Can any body help me out on understanding the difference between Delivery terms DES & CIF. Regards

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