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Unclaimed goods to be auctioned/disposed April 7, 2018

Unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority must be cleared by Friday, April 6, 2018 to avoid having them sold at public auction. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Importers of unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority are advised that these items must be cleared by Friday, April 6, 2018 to avoid having them sold at public auction.

The public auction will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the BVI Ports Authority at 9:00 A.M.

The unclaimed goods may be cleared by importers who must present a bill of lading, invoice or any other relevant documentation. In addition, shipping fees or any other incidentals must be paid to the shipper of the goods before the Customs Department allows clearance.

Perishable goods listed will not be auctioned, but will be disposed of due to the duration of time at the ports.

The auction is in accordance with the Customs Management and Duties Act No. 6 of 2010 Section 52 (8) which states, “goods deposited in a Customs warehouse shall be removed from that warehouse within two months from the date of their deposit, and any goods not so removed may be sold.” The auction is sanctioned under Section 137 of the same legislation.

A copy of the list with all goods and importers’ names will be posted on bvi.gov.vg and local newspapers.

Public auctions by Government are also guided by the Public Finance Management Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 17 of 2005, Section 255.

For more information, contact Her Majesty’s Customs Headquarters at 468- 6852.

10 Responses to “Unclaimed goods to be auctioned/disposed April 7, 2018”

  • Virgin Islander (27/03/2018, 20:26) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    How in the name of Jesus can you auction people's goods when in fact its the department who is at fault for not finding people's goods when trying to find them? How ironic!!!
  • Luvz (27/03/2018, 20:29) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is there a list of the merchandise that will be auctioned? If yes, where can it be viewed?
    • Lb (28/03/2018, 05:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Reading is fundamental

      A copy of the list with all goods and importers’ names will be posted on bvi.gov.vg and local newspapers.

      Public auctions by Government are also guided by the Public Finance Management Regulations, Statutory Instrument No. 17 of 2005, Section 255.
      • Luvz (29/03/2018, 14:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Lb, Thank you! Reading sure is fundamental. Think about it! If I had seen that information in the article do you "think" I would have asked that question. Oh, I will be sure to put on my glasses next time I am reading. I might have seen it and spare you the trouble responding to me.

        Some of you bloggers are so quick to belittle people it makes one think of how unloving and mean some folks can be. Anyways, thanks again for setting me straight. Much appreciated. You have a blessed day now.
  • vendor (27/03/2018, 20:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok I coming for mind
  • See (28/03/2018, 00:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Get ready for an out cluster f - - k Bring popcorn
  • Concerned (28/03/2018, 01:43) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    Why does the auction have to be on Saturday? Why can't it be during the week or on Sunday as well as Saturday? The Saturday auction discriminates against Sabbath keepers. Sabbath keepers demand equal access to the auction. Just concerned.
  • jokes (28/03/2018, 14:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Concerned.. You just looking people thing, stay home in yah house man. LMAO!! What D@mn discrimination against Sabbath keepers, that's the last thing on Port Authority mind.
    • Jim (29/03/2018, 19:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Concerned, stop your phony act. Either come to the auction or go to church, that is your choice. Discrimination my behind! Y’all always acting like you’re so religious, if you are, then this auction is not for you....NEXT!


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