At EXW (EX Works - Ex-Factory) the buyer has maximum obligations and the seller has minimal obligations. The condition Ex Works is often used when making an initial quote for the sale of goods without any costs included. EXW means that a seller has the goods ready for collection at his location (factory, warehouse, factory) on the agreed date. EXW is suitable for all forms of transport, but is not recommended in international transport.
The seller must make the goods available to the buyer at the agreed place of delivery. He does not have to load the goods onto the vehicle used to pick up the goods. If he does, the seller may be charged for the buyer's account and risk. Another possibility is for a judge to rule afterwards that FCA has been agreed, for example.
The risk of damage to or loss of the goods during transport is at the expense of the buyer from delivery.
The costs are borne by the buyer from the start of delivery.
The buyer arranges all customs formalities and also bears the costs thereof. Please note that when exporting outside the EU, this is problematic.
Addition place of delivery
The delivery condition should always be added where the transfer of the goods takes place. At EXW this is indicated with: ... named place (... agreed place).