Incoterms® 2010 Rules—FCA Free Carrier

The following Commercial practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Incoterms® 2010 Rules—FCA Free Carrier
  • Guidance note
  • The seller’s and buyer’s obligations

Incoterms® 2010 Rules—FCA Free Carrier

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Incoterms® 2010 rules were replaced by Incoterms® 2020 rules with effect from 1 January 2020. For the FCA Incoterm applicable from 1 January 2020, see Practice Note: Incoterms® 2020 Rules—FCA Free Carrier.

FCA (insert named place of delivery) Incoterms® 2010

Guidance note

This rule may be used irrespective of the mode of transport selected and may also be used where more than one mode of transport is employed.

‘Free Carrier’ means that the seller delivers the goods to the carrier or another person nominated by the buyer at the seller’s premises or another named place. The parties are well advised to specify as clearly as possible the point within the named place of delivery, as the risk passes to the buyer at that point.

If the parties intend to deliver the goods at the seller’s premises, they should identify the address of those premises as the named place of delivery. If, on the other hand, the parties intend the goods to be delivered at another place, they must identify a different specific place of delivery.

FCA requires the

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