Details about Nigerian customs E-Auction sales, cars and other goods


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Nigerian Customs has recently introduced e-auction portal that will enable them to sell off abandoned cars and other goods and this action has since been implemented on 1st of July 2017.

The official website where you can bid for seized or abandoned cars and other goods is but don't visit the site yet until you read the terms and conditions below.

Many have been scammed using the term custom auction cars but now its official and everyone who qualifies can bid for any available Auction cars and other goods.

Terms and Conditions for Online Auction Sale

    Applicant must have a valid TIN issued by FIRS with an active e-mail account. (TIN means Tax Identification Number)
    An Applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Naira (₦1,000) as administrative.
    An Item is auctioned "as is" as such request for replacement or refund shall not be entertained.

    The successful bidder shall make payment within five (5) working days.
    Failure to pay within five (5) working days, the item reverts to the second (2nd) highest bidder.
    The successful Bidder has two (2) weeks from the date of payment to remove the item bidded for or forfeit same at the expiration of the two (2) weeks.

    Any auction item not removed from the warehouse within fourteen (14) days from the date of payment shall revert to its pre-bidding status.
    Take note for overtime cargo, that the successful bidder shall in addition pay 25% charges for Shipping Line and Terminal operators respectively.

    Bidders shall not be allowed to bid for more than 2 items per bidding window.
    For claiming items, the winner shall present;
        a) A valid copy of paid assessment and bank receipt (optional in case of e-payment);
        b) A notarized letter in case owner sends representative. (Where owner is present uploaded photo on registration will do.);
        c) Provide proper identification with notarized letter and International passport, Driver’s license, Voters card or National I.D.
    The dwell time for this Online Auction Sale shall be Forty-eight (48) hours.
    Third party claims shall not be entertained.

    Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service are excluded from participating this Auction.
    Owner of seized item is excluded from bidding for the same.
    Owner of overtime item with evidence of payment of duty and other charges has priority over a successful bidder of the same provided the item has not been exited out of the Customs control.

    Conditions and Terms of this auction are to be carefully considered by an interested person before acceptance.
    Applicant undertakes to abide by the conditions and terms of this auction.


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