FCA, short for “Free carrier”, means that the exporter has to deliver the goods to the importer’s collecting vehicle at the point of delivery, which can be at the exporter’s premises or another point that’s been specified in the contract of sale. If the delivery point is the exporter’s premises, then the responsibility of loading the goods on the vehicle belongs to the exporter. If the delivery point is another place than the exporter’s premises, transporting the goods to the designated place/port and unloading is the importer’s responsibility. At this point all the risks transfer to the importer.
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