What is DAT?
DAT – Delivered At Terminal (named terminal at port or place of destination)
This Incoterm requires the seller to deliver the goods and have them unloaded at the named terminal. The seller has to cover all costs of transport (export clearance, carriage, unloading from main carrier at destination port and destination port charges) and to assume all risk until arrival at the destination port or terminal.
Terminal can mean a port, airport, or inland freight station. It must, however, be a facility with the capability to receive the shipment. If the seller is not able to organize unloading, a more fitting Incoterm would be DAP.
Import duty, taxes, customs clearance and on-carriage would be for the account of the buyer. Any charges related to terminal delays, storage or demurrage are generally for the seller's account.