FCA : Free Carrier (...named place)
Carriage to be arranged by the seller or the buyer on the buyer’s behalf. Seller delivers goods to the carrier nominated by the seller.
Modes of Transport Covered
All modes of transport including multimodal.
|A. Seller's Responsibilities||B. Buyer's Responsibilities|
Provide the goods, commercial invoice or electronic message, and other documentation as required by the sales contract
Pay for the goods as provided in the sales contract.
|A.2. Licenses and Customs Formalities
Obtain at own risk and cost all required export licenses, documentation and authorizations and carry out all export formalities and procedures.
|B.2. Licenses and Customs Formalities
Obtain all import licenses, documentation and authorizations and carry out all import formalities.
|A.3. Carriage and Insurance
The seller has no obligation to provide carriage of goods or insurance. However, if requested by buyer, the seller may contract for carriage on standard industry terms at the buyer's risk and cost. If so, the seller must notify buyer who may chose to decline the contract and notify the seller.
|B.3. Carriage and Insurance
Provide for contract of carriage from the named place. No obligation to seller for insurance.
Deliver the goods to the named carrier, freight forwarder or person at the named place and at the time stipulated in the sales contract. Requirements for delivery to the carrier vary depending upon the means of transport and the size of the shipment. In general, delivery is considered complete when the seller either loads the goods onto the vehicle provided, or delivers the goods to the carrier's terminal, unloaded.
|B.4. Taking Delivery
Take delivery of the goods as provided in the sales contract.
|A.5. Risk Transfer
Assume all risks to the goods (loss or damage) until they have been delivered to the carrier.
|B.5. Risk Transfer
Assume all risk of loss or damage from the time the goods have been delivered to the carrier as provided in the sales contract.
Pay all costs until the goods have been delivered to the carrier as well as all costs relating to export including duties, taxes and customs formalities.
Pay all costs for carriage and insurance from the time the goods have been delivered to the carrier as provided in the sales contract. Pay all costs resulting from failure to take delivery at the named place and time. Pay all costs relating to import formalities including duties, taxes and other charges including transshipment.
|A.7. Notice to the Buyer
Provide sufficient notice to the buyer that the goods have been delivered to the carrier.
|B.7. Notice to Seller
Give the seller sufficient notice of the name of the carrier, the time or period for delivery and the place of delivery.
|A.8. Proof of Delivery, Transport Documents
Provide the buyer with a proof of delivery (to the carrier) or a transport document, or to assist the buyer in obtaining a transport document.
| B.8. Proof of Delivery
Accept the seller's proof of delivery or transport document
|A.9. Checking, Packing, Marking
Pay all costs associated with checking the quality and quantity of the goods to be in conformity with the sales contract. Provide appropriate packing (unless the goods are traditionally delivered unpackaged) as required for the transport of the goods, to the extent that the buyer has made transport circumstances known to the seller prior to the execution of the sales contract. Provide marking appropriate to the packaging.
Pay for the costs of pre-shipment inspection except inspections required by the country of export.
Provide the buyer, at the buyer's request, risk and expense, assistance in securing documentation originating in the country of origin or of export as required for import or transshipment through another country. Provide the buyer at the buyer's request information necessary to obtain insurance.
| B.10. Other
Pay all costs associated with securing documentation originating in the country of origin or export as required for import. Reimburse seller for costs in providing documentation or assistance. Give the seller instructions regarding carriage.