Difference between Ex works and CIP in shipping terms


The Exporter and Importers may use latest version of Inco Terms 2020 for movement of their goods.  Click here to read the content of Incoterms 2020, easily explained

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After reading this article, you can also read  12 tips to Seller on CIP terms of Delivery    How to get export order from foreign buyers?

How to differentiate CIP and Ex works? 


What is the difference between CIP and Ex works?


As per Inco terms, CIP  means, Carriage and Insurance Paid (up to the named destination mentioned).    Ex Works (EXW) means that the seller has the goods ready for collection at his premises  at named destination mentioned  on the date agreed up on mutually.

Difference between Ex works and CIP in shipping terms copyThe detailed articles on Ex works and CIP with simple language have been mentioned in this web blog separately.  I suggest you to read these articles on CIP and Ex works, so as to enable you to have a clear idea on these shipping terms.

What is Ex works terms in shipping?  What are the responsibilities of buyer and seller under  Ex works terms? How do CIP terms work?  What are the obligations of buyer and seller under CIP terms?

For your immediate reference,  I give below web links on CIP and Ex works separately below.


Explained CIP terms of shipping in simple language

Ex works Terms of Delivery in Simple terms

Also read  12 tips to Seller on CIP terms of Delivery


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.

The above articles clearly explain about Ex-works and CIP.

I hope, you have satisfied with the difference between CIP and Ex works explained easily.  Do you have different thought on difference between CIP and Ex works?  

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Mohammed: Thank you for the simple, great & excellent explanation. It helped me a lot to understand CIP. Best regards, Mohammed AbdulMateen

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