Delivered Duty Unpaid - DDU

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Delivered Duty Unpaid - DDU'

A transaction in international trade where the seller is responsible for making a safe delivery of goods to a named destination, paying all transportation expenses but not the duty. The seller bears the risks and costs associated with supplying the good to the delivery location, where the buyer becomes responsible for paying the duty and other customers clearing expenses.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Delivered Duty Unpaid - DDU'

Incoterms, like DDU, are contract specifications outlining who bears the costs and risks of international transactions. Some incoterms specify where in the transaction process the delivery risks shift from seller to buyer, while others determine who incurs expenses.

It's important to realize that because this is a legal term, its exact definition is much more complicated and differs by country. It is suggested that you contact an international trade lawyer before using any trade term.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Incoterms

    Trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce ...
  2. Delivered Ex Ship - DES

    A trade term requiring the seller to deliver goods to a buyer ...
  3. Delivered Ex Quay - DEQ

    In international trade, a contract specification where the seller ...
  4. Delivered At Frontier - DAF

    In international trade, a contract specification requiring the ...
  5. Welfare Capitalism

    Definition of welfare capitalism.
  6. LIBOR

    LIBOR or ICE LIBOR (previously BBA LIBOR) is a benchmark rate ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    What Is International Trade?

    Everyone's talking about globalization, so we explain what is it and why some oppose it.
  2. Economics

    Globalization: Progress Or Profiteering?

    Proponents of globalization argue that it helps the economies of developing nations and makes goods cheaper, while critics say that globalization reduces domestic jobs and exploits foreign workers. ...
  3. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  4. Economics

    What Is An Emerging Market Economy?

    Emerging markets provide new investment opportunities, but there are risks - both to residents and foreign investors.
  5. There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are all methods used to rank the biggest companies in the world.
    Economics

    Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are all methods used to rank the biggest companies in the world.
  6. What's a Multinational Corporation?
    Investing

    What's a Multinational Corporation?

    A multinational corporation is just that – a corporation that operates in multiple nations, with a home office that coordinates global management. Being a multinational corporation is a complicated ...
  7. What does Free Carrier Mean?
    Investing

    What does Free Carrier Mean?

    Free carrier is a trade term requiring the seller to deliver goods to a named airport, terminal, or other place where the carrier operates. Costs for transportation and risk of loss transfer ...
  8. A look at China's plan to control population growth and how it could change going forward.
    Economics

    China's One-Child Policy Explained

    A look at China's plan to control population growth and how it could change going forward.
  9. Economics

    What is the difference between loan syndication and a consortium?

    Learn about consortiums and loan syndications, two types of multiple banking arrangements designed to finance transactions that single lenders do not handle.
  10. With the second-largest economy in the world, China has significant (and growing) influence on the global economy. But how is that impact figured?
    Economics

    A Look At China's Growing Influence On The World

    With the second-largest economy in the world, China has significant (and growing) influence on the global economy. But how is that impact figured?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Commodity

    1. A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commodities are most often ...
  2. Deferred Revenue

    Advance payments or unearned revenue, recorded on the recipient's balance sheet as a liability, until the services have been ...
  3. Multinational Corporation - MNC

    A corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies ...
  4. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  5. Simple Interest

    A quick method of calculating the interest charge on a loan. Simple interest is determined by multiplying the interest rate ...
  6. Special Administrative Region - SAR

    Unique geographical areas with a high degree of autonomy set up by the People's Republic of China. The Special Administrative ...
Trading Center