What is the difference between DDP and DDU?

DDP (Deliveries Duty Paid) and DDU (Deliveries Duty Unpaid) are statuses for international shipments that pertain to the party responsible for duty payments.

DDP means the seller pays for the import customs clearance, duties, and taxes associated with importing a product into another country. Basically, DDP means that the seller pays all requisite import fees before the import crosses borders.

DDU, which is also known as DAP (Duties At Place), means the buyer has to pay for all import customs clearance, duties, and taxes upon delivery. Basically, DDU/DAP means that the buyer has to pay for all the requisite import fees when the import arrives at their address.

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