Carriage Paid To requires the seller to deliver the goods to the carrier chosen and also pay for transport charges. The buyer is responsible for any costs incurred after delivery of the goods. The seller obtains the export licence and the buyer organises the import licence. Transfer of risk and responsibility of goods transfers from the seller to the buyer as soon as the goods are delivered to the first carrier.
CPT is often used in conjunction with a destination, so both parties are clear which terminal the goods will arrive at.