Difference between DAP and CIF in shipping terms
Saturday, May 07, 2016     Category : Inco Terms

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How to differentiate CIF with DAP


What are the difference between DAP and CIF?


As per Inco terms of shipping, DAP means Delivered at Place (named destination mentioned). CFR means, Cost and Freight (up to the destination mentioned).


The detailed articles on CIF and DAP with simple language have been mentioned in this web blog separately. I suggest you to read these articles on CIF and DAP, so as to enable you to have a clear idea on these shipping terms


Difference between DAP and CIF in shipping terms

The major difference between CIF and DAP is that the shipping term DAP is used in all modes of transport, where as CIF terms of shipping is used only for sea and inland water transport.


What is DAP? What are the responsibilities of buyer and seller under DAP terms? How does CIF term work? What are the obligations of buyer and seller under CIF terms.


For your immediate reference, I give below web links on DAP and CIF separately below.


What is DAP terms in Shipping and how does it work?

How does Inco terms CIF work in international trade?



The above articles easily explain about CIF and DAP.


Detailed articles about Inco Terms of Delivery under export and import of International business  have been mentioned in  separate category – INCO TERMS – in this web site.  You can click here to read.

I hope, you have satisfied with the difference between DAP and CIF explained easily. Do you have different thought on difference between CIF and DAP?



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