What is FCA?
FCA – Free Carrier (named place of delivery)
The seller must clear the goods for export and deliver them at a named place. The named place can be seller’s facility or the buyer’s forwarder or carrier.
In many cases, this Incoterm has replaced FOB for common use. However, under FCA the risk passes from the seller to the buyer at the named place.
If delivery is agreed to be at any location under seller’s control the seller must take responsibility for loading onto the buyer’s carrier. If delivery occurs at any other place, the seller is considered to have fulfilled his or her obligations once the shipment has arrived at the named place. The buyer would be responsible for both unloading the goods and loading them onto the next carrier.