Things to know about Nigeria Customs e-Auction

8 things to know about Nigeria Customs e-Auction websiteThe Customs Auctions website ( is live on the web.

Bidding started Monday July 3, 2017.

Here are things you need to know.

  1. Applicant must have a valid TIN issued by FIRS with an active e-mail account.
  2. An Applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Naira (₦1,000) as administrative.
  3. An Item is auctioned “as is” as such request for replacement or refund shall not be entertained.
  4. The successful bidder shall make payment within five (5) working days.
  5. Failure to pay within five (5) working days, the item reverts to the second (2nd) highest bidder.
  6. 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.
  7. Any auction item not removed from the warehouse within fourteen (14) days from the date of payment shall revert to its pre-bidding status.
  8. Take note for overtime cargo, that the successful bidder shall in addition pay 25% charges for Shipping Line and Terminal operators respectively.
  9. Bidders shall not be allowed to bid for more than 2 items per bidding window.
  10. For claiming items, the winner shall present;
  11. a) A valid copy of paid assessment and bank receipt (optional in case of e-payment);
  12. b) A notarized letter in case owner sends representative. (Where owner is present uploaded photo on registration will do.);
  13. c) Provide proper identification with notarized letter and International passport, Driver’s license, Voters card or National I.D.
  14. The dwell time for this Online Auction Sale shall be Forty-eight (48) hours.
  15. Third party claims shall not be entertained.
  16. Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service are excluded from participating this Auction.
  17. Owner of seized item is excluded from bidding for the same.
  18. 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.

Take your time to peruse the items thoroughly before placing a bid.

By Caleb Amadi

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