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Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU)

What is Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU)?

An Incoterms® rule, applicable to any form or forms of transport (air, ocean, ground, or multimodal), that mirrors DAP, but that also requires the seller to unload the goods at the named place of destination to complete delivery and the risk/cost transfer to buyer.


DPU is the only Incoterms® rule that requires the seller to unload the goods at the destination.


In 2020, DDP replaced the Incoterms® 2010 rule "DAT (Delivered At Terminal)".


Note:

When an Incoterms® rule is included in a contract of sale, it creates legal obligations for the buyer and seller, which can have costly implications. Therefore, it is important that traders read and understand the precise wording of the Incoterms® rules carefully and choose the rule to include in their sale contract thoughtfully. For additional information and resources on the Incoterms® rules, and to purchase the full text of the Incoterms® 2020 rules, visit the ICC website.


Related Terms

Consignee Consignor Delivered at Place (DAP) Delivered Duty Paid (DPT) Incoterms


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