Destination Contract

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Under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a destination contract is one way in which buyer and seller could contract to allocate risk of loss between buyer and seller when goods or lost or damaged before the buyer obtains them from the seller and neither buyer nor seller is to blame for the loss. Under a destination contract, the seller bears the risk of loss in such a situation, since the seller is required to get the goods that are to be shipped to the buyer. If the goods or lost or destroyed prior to reaching the buyer, the seller will be responsible for any costs. The language typically used to indicate a destination contract states the shipment is free on board and any location but where the seller is located.