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  • Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body February 28, 2020
    The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 28 February 2020, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
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  • US donates USD 600,000 to further developing countries’ trading capacities February 25, 2020
    The United States contributed USD 600,000 (CHF 590,000) in 2019 to help developing and least-developed countries (LCDs) participate effectively in global trade negotiations. This donation will finance training workshops for officials from WTO member governments to help them deepen their understanding of multilateral trade rules and strengthen their negotiating capacity.
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  • Lithuania donates EUR 50,000 to enhance developing countries’ trading capacity February 24, 2020
    Lithuania is contributing EUR 50,000 (CHF 53,000) to help developing and least-developed countries take an active part in global trade negotiations. The contribution was acknowledged by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo at a meeting with Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, on 24 February 2020.
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  • Third anniversary of Trade Facilitation Agreement sees increasing implementation rate February 22, 2020
    Three years since the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force on 22 February 2017, WTO members have continued to make steady progress in its implementation. Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on the occasion of the TFA’s third anniversary, welcomed members’ efforts to ensure traders can reap the full benefits of the Agreement.
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Delivered at Terminal DAT



 

 

Any type of transport mode, including Multimodal Transport
Delivered at Terminal

In this case, the Seller must bear the pre-carriage, main carriage and post-carriage costs, up to the terminal of destination (Warehouse, railway and air cargo terminal etc.. ).

The Seller bears all costs and risks (damage and loss) until the goods are delivered to the named Terminal (point of transfer of risks to the buyer). Note that the unloading of the goods is under Seller’s responsibility and that the delivery is deemed completed when the goods are placed at the buyer’s disposal unloaded in the agreed terminal.

If the buyer fails to collect the goods within the agreed period and from the agreed place, he will be held accountable for potential risks (damage and loss).

The Seller is also liable for export custom clearance formalities (such as export licence).

In much the same way, the Buyer must pay for post-carriage costs and comply with import custom clearance (such as import licence, duties, taxes, VAT).

Although there is no formal obligation regarding insurance coverage, upon buyer’s request the seller must provide any information needed for insuring the goods (at the buyer’s expense)

Furthermore, the seller has the obligation to provide the transport documents needed by the buyer for claiming the goods from the carrier in the Terminal of destination.

Any pre-shipment inspection that might be required by law in the seller’s country is at the seller’s expense.

Moreover The Seller must assist the Buyer for obtaining documents that might be required for the importation.

Note that the related costs engendered by such assistance are at the Buyer’s expense.

Usual Documents required:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Documents as agreed in the contract
  • Transport documents:
  1. Dated in line with agreed period
  2. Clean Bill of lading with the mention “freight prepaid”.

Caution! 

It is of paramount importance to specify the exact point of delivery in the Terminal (transfer of risks to the buyer) as well as obtaining a contract of carriage, which reflects this precise location.