The Incoterm DPU replaces the DAT (Delivery at Terminal) that has been suppressed. The seller delivers the cargo by placing it at the buyer’s disposal at the designated destination, unloaded from the means of transport. The seller must assume all the risks and costs involved and the DPU uses any mode of transport: the seller contracts and pays the carriage of the cargo from the place of origin to the place of destination.
The risk is borne by the seller until the place and time when the goods are made available to the buyer, unloaded at the destination; unloading operations are at the seller’s risk and expense. As for insurance, the seller has no obligation to insure the cargo.
Therefore, this is the only INCOTERM in which the seller has the obligation to unload the goods upon delivery.
Customs procedures for export are the responsibility of the seller, when applicable, but not in the countries of import and transit by third countries.