DAT is a new trade term. It is very normal that most of the exporters or importers do not know the main characteristics of this new trade term in detail.
DAT is a trade terms defined in Incoterms 2010. Its long form is "Delivered at Terminal". According to the Incoterms 2010 rules, exporters deliver goods to the importers at the importers country when DAT trade term is chosen.
As a result freight should be arranged by the exporter under DAT shipments and freight cost must be paid by the exporter as well. "Freight Prepaid" expression should be used on the bill of lading or any other transport document under DAT deliveries.
DAT rule may be used irrespective of the mode of transport selected and may also be used where more than one mode of transport is employed. Which means that DAT terms can be used in multimodal transportation, sea transportation, land transportation, air transportation and rail transportation.
"Freight Prepaid" expression should be written/printed on the face of the transport document such as bill of lading. Incoterms should not be written on the bill of lading or any other transport document. Incoterms should be written on the sales contract or proforma invoice.