Since the Nigerian Custom Services opened up the auction portal, Nigerians have not ceased to seek how to bid on Nigerian Customs Auction Portal. Today, we have decided to bring to you the practical steps on how you can place your bid online. We will make it as plain, simple and straightforward. So, follow us.
Not only are we highlighting on How To Bid On Nigerian Customs Auction Portal, we would also show the requirements and qualifications. First and foremost, you must have created your account on the Nigerian Customs Service Auction Portal. This is the number pre-requisite before others follow.
How To Bid On Nigerian Customs Auction Portal
To place your bid on the Nigeria customs bidding portal, here is what to do.
- Log onto the e-auction trade portal https://trade.gov.ng/.
- Log into your account by putting your username and password. If you have not created an account, do well to register now.
- Whether you logged in or created a new account, an e-wallet will be automatically created for you.
- Select any of the banks listed on the website and fund your e-wallet. Your e-wallet simply means your electronic wallet. This means you should ensure there is sufficient fund in the account. The funds on your e-wallet will be used for bidding.
- Note, an administrative fee of N1,000 is required per bid which will be deducted from the e-wallet.
- Afterwards, search for current auctions in the bidding portal.
- Take your time to go through the items available for bidding before placing a bid.
- If your bid is won, pay for the item and other sundry fees within 5 days at any designated bank.
- Then go and claim your goods from the customs area command location where the won item is located.
Terms and Conditions for Online Auction Sale
Before you bid, here are important information to take note of.
- Applicant must have a valid TIN issued by FIRS with an active e-mail account.
- 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.
- Furthermore, 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.);
- 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.
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