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Information International rules and organization Incoterms 2000 [iNKOTERMS 2000] The term F Free Carrier - FCA

FCA (Free Carrier (... named place))
Free Carrier (... named place)

The term "Free Carrier" means that the seller delivers the goods cleared by customs to the carrier specified by the buyer to the named place. It should be noted that the choice of the place of delivery will affect the obligation to load and unload the goods at this location. If the delivery is carried out at the seller's premises, the seller is responsible for the shipment. If the delivery is carried out in another place, the seller does not bear responsibility for the shipment of the goods. This term can be used for transportation by any mode of transport, including mixed transport.

The word "Carrier" means any person who, in a contract of carriage, undertakes to perform or arrange for carriage of goods by rail, road, air, sea, inland waterway or by a combination of such modes.
If the buyer nominates a person other than a carrier to receive the goods, the seller fulfills his obligation to deliver the goods when they are delivered to that person.

THE SELLER

OBLIGATIONS OF THE BUYER

A.1. DELIVERY OF THE GOODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TREATY

B.1. Payment of the price

The seller must, in accordance with the contract of sale provide the goods and the commercial invoice, or its equivalent electronic message, and any other evidence of conformity which may be required by the contract of sale.

The buyer must pay provided in the contract of purchase and sale price of the goods.

A.2. Licences, authorizations and formalities

B.2. Licences, authorizations and formalities

The seller must at his own expense and risk any export license or other official authorization and carry out, where applicable, all customs formalities necessary for export of the goods.

The buyer shall at his own expense and risk any import license or other official authorization and carry out, where applicable, all customs formalities for the import of the goods and for their transit through any country.

A.3. Contracts of carriage and insurance

B.3. Contracts of carriage and insurance

a) Contract of carriage
No obligation. However, either the buyer's request or on the basis of commercial practice, if the buyer does not give an indication, the seller may contract for carriage on usual terms at the buyer's expense and risk. The seller may decline to make the contract. In this case, it shall immediately notify the buyer.
b) Contract of insurance
No obligation.

a) Contract of carriage
The buyer shall at his own expense to conclude a contract of carriage of goods from the named place, except when the contract of carriage is made by the seller in accordance with Article A.3a).
b) Contract of insurance
No obligation.

A.4. SUPPLY

B.4. Taking delivery

The seller must deliver the goods to the carrier or another person nominated by the buyer, or chosen by the seller in accordance with Article A.3a), at the named place on the date or within the specified period.
Delivery is completed:
a) If the named place is the seller's premises, when the goods are loaded into a vehicle of the carrier named by the buyer or another person acting on its behalf
B) if the named place is outside the seller's premises: when the goods unloaded from the seller's vehicle are placed at the disposal of the carrier or other person indicated by the buyer or selected by the seller in accordance with Article A.3a). If the parties do not agree on any particular item at the named place of delivery and if there are several such items, the seller can choose the item most suitable for him. If the seller does not have precise instructions from the buyer, he can deliver the goods for further transportation in such a way that this mode of transport and / or the quantity and / or nature of the goods presupposes.

The buyer must take delivery of the goods when they have been delivered in accordance with Article A.4.

A.5. Transfer of risks

B.5. Transfer of risks

The seller must, subject to the provisions of B.5. bear all risks of loss or damage risks until it is delivered in accordance with Article A.4.

The buyer is obliged to bear all risks of loss or damage to the goods - from the moment when the goods are delivered to him in accordance with Article A.4., And - from the agreed date or from the expiration of the agreed period for delivery, which arise either in the event that the carrier fails to specify the carrier or Another person in accordance with Article A.4., Or because the carrier or other person indicated by him could not accept the goods at his disposal within the agreed time limit or he himself could not give notice in accordance with Article B.7. The condition, however, is the proper conformity of the goods to the contract. This means that the goods must be properly identified, that is, definitely detached or otherwise identified as the commodity that is the subject of this contract.

A.6. Division of costs

B.6. Division of costs

The seller must, subject to the provisions of Article B.6 .: - pay all costs relating to the goods until they have been delivered in accordance with paragraph A.4, and -. To pay, where applicable, all duties, taxes and other charges, as well as the costs of customs formalities payable upon export.

The buyer is obliged: - to bear all costs associated with the goods from the moment of delivery of the goods in accordance with Article A.4., And - to bear all additional costs, or in default of the duty to specify the carrier or other person in accordance with Article A.4., Either because the carrier or other person indicated by him could not accept the goods at his disposal within the agreed time limit or he himself could not give notice in accordance with Article B.7. The condition, however, is the proper conformity of the goods to the contract. This means that the goods must be properly identified, that is, definitely detached or otherwise identified as the goods that are the subject of this contract, and - pay, if required, all duties, taxes and other charges, as well as the costs of customs formalities , Payable upon import of the goods, and, if necessary, for its transit transportation through third countries.

A.7. Notice to the buyer

B.7. Notice to the seller

The seller must give the buyer sufficient notice that the goods have been delivered in accordance with Article A.4. If the carrier can not accept the goods within the agreed period, in accordance with Article A.4, the seller must notify the buyer.

The buyer must give the seller sufficient notice of the name or any other person, as defined in Article A.4., And, where appropriate, specify the mode of transportation, as well as the date or period for delivering the goods to him and, if necessary, to point at the place where the goods have been delivered to the carrier or to another person.

A.8. Proof of delivery, transport document or equivalent electronic message

B.8. Proof of delivery, transport document or equivalent electronic message

The seller must provide the buyer, at his own expense, with the usual proof of delivery of the goods, the usual transport documents in accordance with Article A.4. If such a proof is not a transport document, the seller is obliged to provide the buyer at his request, at his expense and risk, all possible assistance in obtaining a transport document (for example, a negotiable bill of lading, a non-negotiable sea waybill, evidence of inland waterway transport , An air waybill, a consignment note of a railway or road transport or a mixed consignment note). In the event that the seller and the buyer agree on the use of electronic communications, the above documents may be replaced by equivalent electronic messages (EDI).

The buyer must accept the proof of delivery in accordance with Article A.8.

A.9. Checking - packaging - marking

B.9. Inspection of goods

The seller must bear the costs associated with the inspection of the goods (for example, checking the quality, size, weight, quantity) required for the delivery of the goods in accordance with A.4. The seller must pay at his own expense the costs associated with the packaging necessary to transport the goods (except in cases where it is customary in the industry to ship the contracted goods without packaging). The latter is carried out to the extent that circumstances related to transportation (for example, modes of transport, destination) were known to the seller prior to the conclusion of the contract of sale. The packaging must be properly marked.

The buyer must pay the costs of any pre-shipment inspection except when such inspection is mandated by the authorities of the country of export.

A.10. OTHER OBLIGATIONS

B.10. OTHER OBLIGATIONS

The seller must provide the buyer at the request of the latter's expense, risk and every assistance in obtaining any documents or equivalent electronic messages (other than those mentioned in the article A.8.) Issued or transmitted in the country of delivery and / or the country of origin of goods, which the buyer may require for the import of the goods, or, if necessary, for their transit through any country. The seller must provide the buyer, at his request with the necessary information for procuring insurance.

The buyer must pay all costs and charges incurred in obtaining the documents or equivalent electronic messages, as provided in article A.10., And reimburse the seller incurred by the assistance to the buyer when you make a contract of carriage under Article A. 3. The buyer must give the seller appropriate instructions whenever the seller's assistance is required in the contract of carriage in accordance with Article A.3a).