Nigeria Customs Service e-auction

Today we would Learn all the Requirement needed to get started registering and participate in the Nigeria Customs Service e-auction process

On July 3, 2017, The Nigeria Customs Services Launched her new e-auction website with link https://app1.trade.gov.ng/eauction/auction/list/current/1 here you can see a list of dumped customs properties unused. Just note that before you can buy any of the goods placed on auction on The Nigeria Customs Service e-auction portal, their certain conditions you must fulfill. Applygist.com has taken valuable time to coach you on


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How to participate in the Nigeria Customs Service e-auction process.

To participate in the Nigeria Customs Service e-auction process, first, you need to understand that everything is done Online. on the website https://app1.trade.gov.ng/. Before you even think of rushing to buy cars from the Nigerian Customs Service E-Auction, read this process

Nigeria Customs Service e-auction

e-Auction Advert (Terms and Conditions)

Nigeria Customs Service wishes to inform the general public about its readiness to deploy the e-auction platform via https://app.trade.gov.ng/eauction as from 1st July, 2017.
Consequently, all those who want to participate in the e-auction process are advised to note the following terms and conditions:

• Applicant of the Nigeria Customs Service e-auction must have a valid TIN issued by the FIRS with an active e-mail account.

• Nigeria Customs Service e-auction applicant shall pay a non refundable fee of One Thousand Naira (N1,000.00) as an administrative charge.

• An Item is auctioned “as is” as such request for replacement or refund shall not be entertained.

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• The successful bidder shall make payment within five (5) working days.

• Failure to pay on  Nigeria Customs Service e-auction within five (5) working days the item reverts to the second (2nd) highest bidder.

• The successful bidder at Nigeria Customs Service e-auction has two (2) weeks from the date of payment to remove the item bidding 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 a Shipping line and Terminal operator respectively.

• Bidders at Nigeria Customs Service e-auction shall be allowed to bid for more than 2 items per bidding window.

• For claiming items, the winner shall present;

i. A valid copy of paid assessment and bank receipt (optional in case of e-payment);

ii. E-mailed code to identify owner after payment;

iii. A notarized letter in case owner sends a representative. (Where an owner is present uploaded photo on registration will do.)

iv. Provide proper identification with the notarized letter such as International passport, Driver’s license, Voters card or National I.D.

• The dwell time for this Online Auction Sale shall be Twenty-Eight (28) days.

• Third party claims shall not be entertained.

• Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service are excluded from participating in this Auction.

• The owner of seized item is excluded from bidding for same.

• Conditions and terms of this auction are to be carefully considered by an interested person before acceptance.

• Applicant at Nigeria Customs Service e-auction  undertakes to abide by the conditions and terms of this auction

Nigeria Customs Service e-auction

EARLIER report 


In the news, the Nigerian Customs Service after repeated tests of the e-auction platform Nigeria Customs is now set to deploy the e-auction portal on the 1st of July 2017.

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The portal for Nigeria Customs Service e-auction is now fully networked to designated banks to ensure money accruing from the auction gets to the Central bank of Nigeria Treasury Single Account for transparency and accountability.

After receiving the report, the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali(Rtd) directed the auction committee to ensure that only proper pictures of the goods, as well as detailed information about each, are uploaded to avoid and misgiving. He further stressed the need for more weeks to enable interested members of the public to obtain their Tax identification numbers (TIN) from the federal inland revenue before the commencement date.

The platform which is highly interactive will only give access to holders of TIN. Such tax payers will log in, read the guidelines, pay the nonrefundable one thousand auction fee and proceed to bid for the items on auction.

Recall that the CGC resumed duty in 2015 with three pronged Presidential mandates of Restructure, Reform and seek ways of raising revenue.

The manual auction was identified as noncompetitive and opened to abuses hence it was suspended.

The committee set up has now developed an e-auction platform that is secured transparent and guarantees equal opportunities to all Nigerians.

All interested persons are therefore advised to get ready by obtaining their Tax identification numbers issued by Federal Inland Revenue


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