Context is: trade term. An international commercial term (Incoterm), meaning "ex-works," that is used in international sales contracts to signify a seller's obligation to make the goods available to a buyer only at the seller's premises (that is, works, factory, warehouse, and the like). Thus, the seller is not responsible for loading, shipping, export clearance, etc. unless otherwise agreed. All costs, risks, and obligations incurred from moving the goods from the seller's premises to the buyer's destination are borne by the buyer. See also CFR; CIF; CIP; CPT; DAF; DDP; DDU; DEQ; DES; FAS; FCA; FOB; Incoterms.
The seller fulfils his obligation to deliver when he has made the goods available at his premises (i.e. works, factory, warehouse, etc.) to the buyer. In particular, he is not responsible for loading the goods on the vehicle provided by the buyer or for clearing the goods for export, unless otherwise agreed. The buyer bears all costs and risks involved in taking the goods from the seller's premises to the desired destination.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-9738021803321985"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel =""; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "0000FF"; google_color_url = "000000";