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Free on Board (FOB)

Free on Board (FOB) is an incoterm used to indicate whether the seller or the buyer is liable for goods that are damaged or destroyed during shipping.

“FOB shipping point” or “FOB origin” means the buyer is at risk once the seller ships the product. The purchaser pays the shipping cost from the factory and is responsible if the goods are damaged while in transit. “FOB destination” means the seller retains the risk of loss until the goods reach the buyer.

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