In Incoterms, DAT trade term means Delivered at Terminal
When is Delivery Completed ?
Seller delivers when the goods, once unloaded from the arriving means of transport, are placed at the disposal of the buyer at a named terminal at the named port or place of destination.
What is Seller’s Obligation ?
Seller has to bear all the costs and risks in bringing the goods to and unloading them at the terminal at the named port or place of destination.
Seller will clear goods for export where applicable. Seller has no obligation to clear the goods for import, pay any import duty or carry out any import customs formalities.
When does Buyer Risk and Obligation start ?
Buyer is responsible for all costs and risks from this point forward including clearing the goods for import at the named country of destination.
If the parties intend the seller to bear the risks and costs involved in transporting and handling the goods from the terminal to another place, then the DAP or DDP rules should be used.