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Spring is in the air, winter will soon be behind us…including those onerous port delays causes by old man winter!

Does your staff have questions concerning how to prepare export documentation or about other international support functions? Do they want to learn more? How about you, do you have more you want to learn too?  Dunlap International can help!

Early in the company’s history we provided export documentation and logistics services to companies that did not have their own international operations staff.  From that simple documentation service in the beginning, Dunlap International services offered has expanded to function as a full-service International operations department for your company on an “as-needed basis.  We have continued to meet the changing needs of our clients by adding in-house training and customized consulting on specific trade concerns, including Incoterms® 2010documentation, export compliance, Letters of Credit and NAFTA just to name a few.

We are here to provide your company with the expertise you need to be successful with everything export!  Contact us for more information. Dunlap International can help!

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The number of Incoterms 2000 rules has been reduced from 13 to 11.  DEQ has been replaced by Delivered at Terminal (DAT named terminal at port or place of destination, unloaded from arriving means of transport).  This is the only Incoterms® rule that specifically tasks the seller with unloading the cargo.  “Terminal” includes any place such as a quay, warehouse, container yard or road, and rail or air cargo terminal.  DAF, DES, and DDU have been replaced by Delivered at Place (DAP named place of destination, at the disposal of the buyer on the arriving means of transport, ready for unloading at the named place of destination).  Sellers are warned to define clearly in their contracts the specific point of delivery (complete address of terminal or place) to avoid confusion over division of the port handling charges.  Additional expenses incurred beyond that delivery point are not recoverable from the buyers unless otherwise agreed to in the contract.

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On January 1, 2011 Incoterms® 2010 Rules, the new International Chamber of Commerce rules for the use of domestic and international trade terms, will enter into force. Incoterms® 2010 Rules are designed to govern the sales/purchases of tangible, portable goods in a business to business contract.  Internet delivery (electronic software transfers), real estate, and retail sales will not be covered by these rules.  Every rule was modified in this latest revision, reflecting ongoing changes in trade practices and security issues.  It is not possible to itemize all the changes in a short article like this, so following is a brief summary of the high points of the changes.

Come back soon as we will continue our discussion about Incoterms® 2010.

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