DPU (Delivery at Place Unloaded) is an Incoterm that defines the responsibilities of the buyer and the seller in a contract for the sale of goods. Under DPU, the seller is responsible for arranging and paying for the transportation of the goods to the agreed destination and also for unloading the goods at the agreed place of delivery. The buyer is responsible for any costs and risks associated with the transportation of the goods from the point of delivery to the final destination and for any import clearance formalities.
When using DPU, the seller is responsible for arranging and paying for the transportation of the goods to the agreed destination, including the cost of freight and any other charges up to the named place of delivery. The seller is also responsible for obtaining any export clearance required and arranging for transport to the named place. The buyer is responsible for unloading the goods and any import clearance required.
DPU is similar to DAP, but it specifically states that the goods must be unloaded by the buyer at the named place of delivery, unlike DAP which only says that the goods are delivered to the named place but doesn't specify who is going to unload them. This term can be used for any mode of transport, including sea, air, rail and road. It's useful when the buyer wants the goods to be delivered to a specific location, such as a factory, warehouse or other specific place, where the buyer has the necessary equipment or personnel to unload the goods.