“Delivery at Terminal” rule expresses that the seller leaves the goods unloaded from the transport vehicle in a terminal at the location or port to the buyer’s disposal. The word of terminal covers all the places that can be open and covered like wharfs, warehouses, container sites, or roads, railroad or air cargo stations. If the parties aim at the carriage of the goods from the terminal elsewhere and handled and at having the respective undertaken by the seller, DAP or DDP rules must be used.
Characteristics of the delivery type: it expresses that the goods are provided to the buyer at the destination point to be unloaded by the transport vehicle (delivery), replacing the previous DEQ clause, and, contrary to DEQi, could be used for multimodal (multiple vehicles). DAT, in other words, is the unloading of the commodities in the terminal point designated by the buyer and the seller (this point can be a port or customs warehouse or buyer’s factory) being the expenses of unloading are borne by the seller and left for the order of the buyer. All customs clearances, expenses, duties, tolls and charges are borne by the buyer. Among the terms removed, DAF, DES and DDU were carried out. The goods’ costs of transport to the specified place / terminal connected damage risks are undertaken by the seller.
Seller’s Obligations: Seller must prepare the goods in compliance with the agreement terms and conditions. On condition that all expense and risk shall be borne by itself, it receives the required consents, required for the export of the goods and the required customs clearances for the transiting of the goods from another country. Seller must enter into a transport agreement, on condition that all the expenses shall be borne by itself, for the carriage of the goods to the designated port. Seller does not have an obligation to make an insurance agreement against the buyer. Seller must unload the goods in the agreed terminal and on the agreed date at the place of destination from the incoming transport vehicle and leave at the disposal of the buyer. If there is no certain port agreed upon, seller may select the most suitable terminal for the destination and for its own objectives. Seller, until the time they are correctly delivered, must pay all the expenses, as applicable, and prior to the delivery of such goods as mentioned above all the duties, taxes, and other charges required for import of the goods as well as the expenses of customs clearances and the expenses of the transit of the goods in any country.
Buyer’s Obligations: Pays the value of the goods in compliance with the agreement terms and conditions. As applicable, the buyer, on condition that it shall bear the damages and expenses, must receive all kinds of import permits or other official consents and complete all customs clearances for the import of the goods. As of the moment the goods are delivered as mentioned above, all expenses regarding these goods are in the responsibility of the buyer. Buyer must pay all kinds of mandatory preloading costs of inspections, excluding the examination expenses stipulated by the export country, prior to the loading.