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Free Carrier (FCA)
An Incoterm meaning that the cost, risk and responsibility shift from the seller to the buyer when the goods are turned over to a carrier at a designated place.
In international commerce, an agreement between a seller and a buyer indicating that the seller has fulfilled his/her obligation to deliver a good when he/she has transferred it to the port, airport, or other place from which it will be transported. All cost and risk transfers to the buyer when the good is delivered to this agreed-upon place. The buyer designates the place to which the seller must deliver the good. See also: United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Incoterm.