Free Alongside Ship (FAS)

Definition:

An Incoterm (FAS) that means the seller is responsible for the cost of transporting and delivering goods alongside a vessel in a port in his or her country. Since the buyer has responsibility for export clearance under FAS, it is not a practical Incoterm for U.S. exports. FAS should be used only for ocean shipments since risk and responsibility shift from seller to buyer when the goods are placed within the reach of the ship's tackle (crane).

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Tax-neutrality

Characteristic that taxes do not interfere with the natural flow of capital toward its most productive use.

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