Delivered at Place (DAP) Definition
• Term may be used for all transport modes
• The seller delivers the goods when they are placed at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving means of transport ready for unloading at the named place of destination
• Parties are advised to specify as clearly as possible the point within the agreed place of destination, because risks transfer at this point from seller to buyer
• If the seller is responsible for clearing the goods, paying duties etc. consideration should be given to using the DDP term. .
Delivered at Place (DAP) Responsibilities
• Seller bears the responsibility and risks to deliver the goods to the named place.
• The seller is advised to obtain contracts of carriage that match the contract of sale
• The seller is required to clear the goods for export.
• If the seller incurs unloading costs at place of destination, unless previously agreed they are not entitled to recover any such costs.
• Importer is responsible for:-
• Effecting customs clearance
• Paying any customs duties.