Incoterms® 2020 Rules—FCA Free Carrier
Incoterms® 2020 Rules—FCA Free Carrier

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

  • Incoterms® 2020 Rules—FCA Free Carrier
  • Explanatory notes for users
  • 1. Delivery and risk
  • 2. Mode of transport
  • 3. Place or point of delivery
  • 4. ‘or procure goods so delivered’
  • 5. Export/import clearance
  • 6. Bills of lading with an on-board notation in FCA sales
  • The seller’s and buyer’s obligations

This Practice Note comprises the guidance note to the FCA Free carrier 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 FCA Incoterm valid up until that date, see Practice Note: Incoterms® 2010 Rules—FCA Free Carrier.

FCA (insert named place of delivery) Incoterms® 2020

Explanatory notes for users

1. Delivery and risk

‘Free Carrier (named place)’ means that the seller delivers the goods to the buyer in one or other of two ways:

  1. First, when the named place is the seller’s premises, the goods are delivered

    1. when they are loaded on the means of transport arranged by the buyer

  2. Second, when the named place is another place, the goods are delivered

    1. when, having been loaded on the seller’s means of transport,

    2. they reach the named other place and

    3. are ready for unloading from that seller’s means of transport and

    4. at the disposal of the carrier or of another person nominated by the buyer.

Whichever of the two is chosen as the place

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