For all shipments we follow the Incoterms rules. The Incoterms rules are standard sets of trading terms and conditions designed to assist traders when goods are sold and transported. Each Incoterms rule specifies:
- the obligations of each party (e.g. who is responsible for services such as transport; import and export clearance etc)
- the point in the journey where risk transfers from the seller to the buyer
So by agreeing on an Incoterms rule the buyer and seller can achieve a precise understanding of what each party is obliged to do, and where responsibility lies in event of loss, damage or other mishap. The Incoterms rules are created and published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and are revised from time to time.
Delivered at Place (DAP), almost all our shipments are Delivered at Place
The seller is responsible for arranging carriage and for delivering the goods, ready for unloading from the arriving conveyance, at the named place. Risk transfers from seller to buyer when the goods are available for unloading; so unloading is at the buyer’s risk.
The buyer is responsible for import clearance and any applicable local taxes or import duties.
Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), shipments in The Netherlands
Can be used for any transport mode, or where there is more than one transport mode.
The seller is responsible for arranging carriage and delivering the goods at the named place, cleared for import and all applicable taxes and duties paid (e.g. VAT, GST).Can be used for any transport mode, or where there is more than one transport mode. Risk transfers from seller to buyer when the goods are made available to the buyer, ready for unloading from the arriving conveyance
This rule places the maximum obligation on the seller, and is the only rule that requires the seller to take responsibility for import clearance and payment of taxes and/or import duty. These last requirements can be highly problematical for the seller. In some countries, import clearance procedures are complex and bureaucratic, and so best left to the buyer who has local knowledge.
For more information about incoterms, please click here.
Qualification for free shipping may depend on destination of the country, order amout and/or package size and weight.
Please note that availability of shippingmethods depends on the destination of the country. If the chosen method is not available, please contact our sales departement for other options.
For purchase orders less then € 150,-- we charge additional € 25,-- order- / handling costs.
When applicable to this order the additional cost of € 25,-- is included in the shipping costs.
In non-EU countries there are additional costs because of customs administration costs, these costs are included in the shippingcosts.
After we have received your payment, we will try to expedite delivery to you as much as possible.
If there are any questions, please let us know.