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What is an incoterm EXW?

Since 1936 the ICC or ICC, for its acronym in English: International Chambr of Commerce, has been responsible for preserving the rights and duties of companies transporting goods around the world, establishing statutes for a good negotiation and communication between the parties. It is precisely these rules and terms that shape mode Incoterm EXW.

In chapter III of the Convention of the Charter is they established the conditions of "Sale of goods" and precisely describes the moment in which the risk of the goods is transferred from manufacturer to buyer, this is one of the bases that made the creation of the mode of sent Incoterm EXW. A process that also involves a deal between the two sides to close the deal on the premises of the seller so the purchaser can load the goods.

The mode of delivery EXW Incoterm, supports any means to do so, via sea, land or air, and is the easiest way for a new exporter, because it limits the liability of this that your merchandise is collected by the carrier from the same store. At the same time, the buyer is solely responsible for the insurance of the goods and make the rest of the stepssuch as the hiring of customs broker and an agent of cargo or freight forwarder.

The responsibility of a shipment Incoterm EXW

A shipment is established where the Incoterm EXW method, in short is a transfer of responsibilities that the factory leaves that buyer has the conditions for transporting the goods acquired, being the sole obligation of the manufacturer have the merchandise ready for release. However this can be controversial and even cumbersome as many companies want to lighten the load on the procedures to get the goods as soon as possible.

Otra de las responsabilidades que recae en el comprador en un envío con el método Incoterm EXW, es el tema de trasladar la mercancía del depósito a las unidades que harán el transporte final. The manufacturer is not obliged to put the machinery, but if you have it, both parties must reach an agreement for their mobility. In general, very heavy and expensive machinery is used.

Although the buyer has the greatest responsibility, the manufacturer must have a series of regulations and papers in order to be able to deliver the goods. There are responsibilities in the manufacturer that are inescapable, such as inventory, certification, auditing and billing that what is delivered is the right thing to do. Although it seems to disadvantage a party, there are terms that can also be agreed so that neither party feels affected.