What is the DAP Delivery Method?


In international trade, delivery methods are crucial as they clarify responsibilities between buyers and sellers, regulating trade transactions for both parties. One of these delivery methods is the DAP (Delivered at Place) Incoterms rule. At Hiosis, among the services we offer to our customers is the DAP delivery method. However, it is worth examining in more detail what DAP delivery entails, its advantages, and points to consider.

What is DAP?

DAP (Delivered at Place) is an abbreviation for the English term "Delivered at Place." The DAP delivery method obliges the seller to deliver the goods to a specified place and assumes all costs of transporting the goods to that point. However, additional expenses such as customs clearance and import duties are borne by the buyer. This delivery method provides the advantage of the seller assuming all responsibilities for transporting the goods and customs procedures up to the agreed-upon place.

Advantages of DAP Delivery Method:

  1. Seller's Responsibilities: In the DAP delivery method, the seller is responsible for transporting the goods to the specified place and delivering them to the buyer. This alleviates the burden on the buyer to manage logistical processes and ensures the safe arrival of the goods to the destination.

  2. Clear Costs: Under the DAP delivery method, the seller bears the transportation and shipping costs. This allows the buyer to calculate transportation expenses in advance and facilitates budget planning.

  3. Customs Procedures: The seller is responsible for preparing the necessary documents during the export and import processes. The buyer is only responsible for receiving the goods at the designated place and completing customs procedures.

Points to Consider:

  1. Specified Place: In the DAP delivery method, the place of delivery must be clearly defined. This prevents confusion and ambiguity, ensuring a clear agreement between the parties.

  2. Insurance: It is important to arrange insurance to protect against risks during the transportation of goods. Either the seller or the buyer should obtain the necessary insurance policy for the transportation process.

  3. Customs Duties and Expenses: Under the DAP delivery method, the buyer is responsible for customs procedures and import duties. Therefore, it is important for the buyer to consider these additional costs and take appropriate measures.


At Hiosis, the DAP delivery method is among the services we offer to our customers. The DAP delivery method provides a clear structure for the transportation and delivery of goods in international trade. By defining responsibilities between the seller and the buyer, it creates a reliable trading environment. However, careful consideration is essential in implementing the DAP delivery method and managing the trade process. By providing solutions tailored to our customers' needs, we continue to be a reliable business partner in international trade.


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