DAF (delivered at frontier)
DAF DELIVERED AT FRONTIER
(... named place)
"Delivered at Frontier" means that the seller delivers when the goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving means of transport not unloaded, cleared for export, but not cleared for import at the named point and place at the frontier, but before the customs border of the adjoining country. The term "frontier" may be used for any frontier including that of the country of export. Therefore, it is of vital importance that the frontier in question be defined precisely by always naming the point and place in the term.
However, if the parties wish the seller to be responsible for the unloading of the goods from the arriving means of transport and to bear the risks and costs of unloading, this should be made clear by adding explicit wording to this effect in the contract of sale.
This term may be used irrespective of the mode of transport when goods are to be delivered at a land frontier. When delivery is to take place in the port of destination, on board a vessel or on the quay (wharf), the DES or DEQ terms should be used.
This INCOTERM means that the seller’s obligations are fulfilled when the goods have arrived at the frontier but before “the customs border” of the country named in the sales contract.
The term is primarily intended to be used when goods are to be carried by rail or road. It is appropriate for transport by any mode including multimodal transport. (In practice it is seldom used when the goods travel by air or by sea.) This INCOTERM can be classified in a group where the main carriage is paid, usually by the seller.
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