FCA or “Free Carrier” Incoterm states that the seller must deliver the goods, ready for export, to the buyers chosen carrier at an agreed upon location. This location can be a particular port or a carriers hub. Here the seller is responsible for the cost and risk until the goods have been loaded onto the agreed upon carrier. After this point the buyer becomes responsible for the cost and risk involved with delivery of the goods.
In summary, the seller must deliver the goods cleared for export to the carriers location specified by the buyer in the sales contract.
FCA Incoterm is versatile can be used regardless of the mode of transport.
Delivery of goods and documents required
Packaging and wrapping
Inland transportation in the country of origin
Customs at origin
Cost of the goods
Customs upon arrival
Inland transportation in the destination country
Payment of fees