Information International rules and organizations Incoterms 2000 [iNKOTERMS 2000] Term F Free along the ship - FAS

FAS(Free Alongside Ship (... named port of shipment))
Free along the ship's side (... named port of shipment)

The term "Free Alongside Ship" means that the seller has made delivery when the goods are placed alongside the ship on the quay or in lighters at the named port of shipment. This means that from now on, all costs and risks of loss or damage to the goods must be borne by the buyer. Under the terms of the FAS term, the seller is responsible for clearing the goods for export. THIS EDITION DIFFERS IN THIS EDITION FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF INCOTERMS IN WHICH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FOR EXPORT IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE BUYER. However, if the parties wish the buyer to assume the responsibility for clearing the goods for export, then this should be clearly stated in the relevant addendum to the contract of sale.
This term can only be used when goods are transported by sea or inland waterways.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SELLER

BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES

A.1. DELIVERY OF THE GOODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONTRACT

B.1. PAYMENT OF THE PRICE

The seller is obliged, in accordance with the sales contract, to provide the buyer with the goods, a commercial invoice or equivalent electronic message, as well as any other evidence of conformity that may be required under the terms of the sales contract.

The buyer is obliged to pay the price of the goods stipulated by the contract of sale.

A.2. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND FORMALITIES

B.2. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND FORMALITIES

The seller must obtain at his own risk and expense any export license or other official authorization and carry out, where applicable, all customs formalities necessary for the export of the goods.

The buyer must, at his own expense and risk, obtain any import license or other official authorization and carry out, if necessary, all customs formalities for the importation of the goods, as well as for their transit through third countries.

A.3. CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE AND INSURANCE

B.3. CONTRACTS OF CARRIAGE AND INSURANCE

a) Contract of carriage
No commitment.
b) Insurance contract
No commitment.

a) Contract of carriage
The buyer must, at his own expense, contract for the carriage of the goods from the named port of shipment.
b) Insurance contract
No commitment.

A.4. SUPPLY

B.4. ACCEPTANCE OF DELIVERY

The seller must deliver the goods alongside the named vessel at the port of shipment named by the buyer and in accordance with the customs of the port, on the date or time agreed.

The buyer is obliged to take delivery of the goods when it has been made in accordance with Article A.4.

A.5. RISK TRANSFER

B.5. RISK TRANSFER

The seller is obliged, subject to the provisions of Article B.5. bear all risks of loss or damage to the goods until they have been delivered in accordance with Article A.4.

The buyer must bear all risks of loss of or damage to the goods - from the moment when the goods are delivered to him in accordance with Article A.4., and - from the agreed date or from the expiration of the agreed period for delivery, which arise either from his failure to fulfill his obligation to give notice in accordance with with Article B.7., or in the event that the vessel designated by him could not arrive on time or was not able to accept the goods on time or stopped accepting cargo before the time specified in Article B.7. time. The condition, however, is the proper conformity of the goods with the contract. This means that the goods must be properly identified, i.e. definitely isolated or otherwise identified as the goods that are the subject of this contract.

A.6. COST ALLOCATION

B.6. COST ALLOCATION

The seller is obliged, subject to the provisions of article B.6.: - to bear all costs associated with the goods until they are delivered in accordance with article A.4. and - pay, if required, all duties, taxes and other charges payable on export of the goods.

The buyer is obliged: - to bear all costs associated with the goods from the moment of delivery of the goods in accordance with article A.4., and - to bear all additional costs incurred either due to the fact that the ship appointed by him could not arrive on time or was not in able to accept the goods on time, or stopped accepting the goods before the time established in accordance with Article B.7, or as a result of failure to fulfill the obligation to give proper notice in accordance with Article B.7. The condition, however, is the proper conformity of the goods with the contract. This means that the goods must be properly identified, i.e., definitely separated or otherwise identified as the goods that are the subject of this contract, and - pay, if necessary, all duties, taxes and other fees, as well as the costs of customs formalities payable upon import of the goods and, if necessary, for their transit through third countries.

A.7. NOTICE TO THE BUYER

B.7. NOTICE TO SELLER

The seller must give the buyer sufficient notice that the goods have been delivered alongside the named vessel.

The buyer is obliged to notify the seller sufficiently of the name of the vessel, the point at the place of loading and the time of shipment.

A.8. PROOF OF DELIVERY, SHIPPING DOCUMENTS OR ELECTRONIC EQUIVALENTS

B.8. PROOF OF DELIVERY, SHIPPING DOCUMENTS OR ELECTRONIC EQUIVALENTS

The seller must provide the buyer at his own expense as evidence of delivery of the goods with the usual transport documents in accordance with A.4. If such proof referred to above is not a transport document, the seller must provide the buyer, at his request, at his expense and risk, with all possible assistance in obtaining a transport document (for example, negotiable bill of lading, non-negotiable sea waybill, proof of carriage by inland water transport). In the event that the seller and the buyer have agreed on the use of electronic communication means, the documents mentioned above may be replaced by equivalent electronic messages (EDI).

The buyer is obliged to accept proof of delivery in accordance with article A.8.

A.9. CHECK - PACKAGING - MARKING

B.9. GOODS INSPECTION

The seller must bear the costs associated with the verification of the goods (for example, checking the quality, dimensions, weight, quantity) necessary for the delivery of the goods in accordance with Article A.4. The seller is obliged to pay at his own expense the costs associated with the packaging necessary for the transport of the goods (except in cases where it is customary in this branch of trade to send the goods stipulated by the contract without packaging). The latter is carried out to the extent that the circumstances relating to the transport (eg means of transport, destination) were known to the seller before the conclusion of the contract of sale. The packaging must be properly labelled.

The buyer must bear the costs associated with any pre-shipment inspection of the goods, unless such inspection is required by the authorities of the country of export.

A.10. OTHER LIABILITIES

B.10. OTHER LIABILITIES

The seller must, at the request of the buyer, at his expense and risk, fully cooperate in obtaining any documents or equivalent electronic communications (other than those referred to in Article A.8) issued or used in the country of dispatch and / or in the country of origin of the goods, which may be required by the buyer for the import of the goods or, if necessary, for their transit through third countries. The seller is obliged to provide the buyer, at his request, with all the information necessary for the implementation of insurance.

The buyer must bear all costs and fees associated with the receipt of documents or equivalent electronic messages, as provided in Article A.10., and also reimburse the seller's expenses incurred by the latter as a result of his assistance to the buyer.

 

 
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