• One significant drawback of an EXW incoterm for importer is customs clearance. Exporters are obligated under the EXW rules to facilitate the documentation for export
approval. If the exporter’s information is incorrect, the importer is liable for additional costs and delays.
• Importers are liable for all risks and costs related to the cargo’s export, transportation
and import. If there is ever a problem with the cargo being unable to be exported from the nation of origin, the risk is on the importer because possession has already been transferred.
• If an importer is unaware of the process or fees involved in exporting a product, EXW may be difficult.