Incoterms® 2020 Rules—DPU Delivered at Place Unloaded
Incoterms® 2020 Rules—DPU Delivered at Place Unloaded

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

  • Incoterms® 2020 Rules—DPU Delivered at Place Unloaded
  • Explanatory notes for users
  • 1. Delivery and risk
  • 2. Mode of transport
  • 3. Identifying the place or point of delivery/destination precisely
  • 4. ‘or procuring the goods so delivered’
  • 5. Export/import clearance
  • The seller’s and buyer’s obligations

This Practice Note comprises the guidance note to the DPU Delivered at Place Unloaded Incoterm in the Incoterms® 2020 rules, produced here with the permission of ICC Publishing SA. Incoterms® 2020 rules and other ICC publications are available from ICC Publishing SA, 38 Cours Albert 1er, 75008 Paris, France and from ICC United Kingdom, 12 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HH, UK, and www.iccbooks.com.

Incoterms® 2020 rules came into force on 1 January 2020, and updated the Incoterms® 2010 rules to reflect changes to the market over the last decade. For the corresponding DPU/DAT Incoterm valid up until that date, see Practice Note: Incoterms® 2010 Rules—DAT Delivered at terminal.

DPU (insert named place of destination) Incoterms® 2020

Explanatory notes for users

1. Delivery and risk

‘Delivered at Place Unloaded’ means that the seller delivers the goods—and transfers risk—to the buyer

  1. when the goods,

  2. once unloaded from the arriving means of transport,

  3. are placed at the disposal of the buyer,

  4. at a named place of destination, or

  5. at the agreed point within that place, if any such point is agreed.

The seller bears all risks involved in bringing the goods to and unloading them at the named place of destination. In this Incoterms® rule, therefore, the delivery and arrival at destination are the same. DPU is the only Incoterms® rule that requires the seller to unload goods at destination. The seller should

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