How does importers benefit under DPU delivery terms?

07 Advantages of DPU for Buyer (Importer)


We, the team of  deeply goes to each and every rule under Incoterms 2020 and  digs out the contents and easily explains under various articles in this website.   Here we chew over the benefits from importer’s perspective when he contracts DPU delivery terms for movement of goods.

Here are those merits under DPU for buyers, one by one:

01.Under DPU delivery terms, the risks involved in movement of goods for an Importer under import export business is low, as pre carriage, main carriage and on carriage is undertaken by the buyer. This is an advantage for importer under movement of goods on DPU basis.

02. One of the other advantages under DPU is that the importer under DPU delivery terms does not have any responsibility to unload goods at named destination contracted. Any damage or loss at the time of unloading goods falls on the shoulder of exporter. This is an upper hand for importer when the contract of carriage is on DPU basis.

03.  Another advantage for importer when goods are moved under DPU deliver terms is that the importer in export import trade is free from local transportation of goods at exporter’s country under DPU terms and he is free from acquiring knowledge and experience in movement of goods at buyer’s country.

04. The buyer under DPU terms of delivery does not want to be familiar with export customs clearance process as the seller takes care of export formalities. This is another advantage for buyer under DPU terms of delivery.

05. The risk of damage and loss of goods during loading and unloading at intermediary locations other than the final named destination is under the responsibility of exporter under DPU terms of delivery.  So the buyer is free from such risks and costs under DPU delivery rules. This is a benefit for importer when contract of carriage is on DPU basis.

06. One of the other advantages under DPU terms for importer is that if the seller fails to appoint a good service provider for movement of goods, he is liable for any additional cost and risk as buyer is not responsible against such losses under DPU delivery terms.

 07. Since the costs and risks of import customs clearance process is undertaken by the importer under DPU delivery terms, the importer can minimize the time against import clearance by appointing an efficient customs broker.   This will help the buyer to get his goods for production in time. This is another advantage for importer when goods are moved on DPU basis of Inco terms.


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