What is DDP Shipping?

DDP is the acronym of 'Delivered Duty Paid' and is a commonly used Incoterm in international trade and freight forwarding.


DDP therefore means that the shipment is sent to the consignee (recipient) on a door to door basis inclusive of customs clearance, customs duties and delivery all the way to the consignee's address. The sender will be responsible for all formalities and paying all import duties, VAT and customs duty fees in the destination country.


As a result, in DDP shipping, the consignee will not need to hire a customs broker in his or her destination country or worry about paying any customs duties once the shipment has arrived in the destination country. The entire shipment will be handled for the consignee on a door to door basis.


DDP Shipping can apply to air, sea and train (railway freight) shipments. For DDP shipping, consignees will not need to be involved in the customs clearance process at all, saving them lots of hassle. DDP shipping is therefore a popular mode of shipping especially for larger, complex, high value shipments when trying to deal with customs clearance on your own may be tricky and expensive.


The opposite of DDP shipping is DDU shipping. DDU shipping is the acronym for 'Delivered Duty Unpaid'. In the case of DDU shipping, the sender is responsible for shipping and delivery to the destination address but the consignee (recipient) must cover duties, import clearance, and any taxes. Depending on the nature of the shipment, the consignee may also need to assist the shipping company with the customs clearance process such as in providing any documents required by customs. This is the fundamental difference between DDP and DDU shipping.


Therefore for large and more complex shipments, DDP is a very popular mode of shipping, whether by air, sea or rail.


CNXtrans offers DDP shipping from China to many countries around the world including USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, most of Europe, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE and others. For shipments to other countries like Australia, New Zealand and others, DDP shipping is not available for CNXtrans can still deliver to door for you - any customs duties and customs fees will need to be paid by you to customs once the shipment has arrived in the destination country.


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What is DDP Shipping?
What is DDP Shipping?