After how many days/months, goods can be sold through auction?
26/05/16 at 9:50 am
Provisions in this regard are laid down in Section 82(1) of the Customs Act, 1969.
In the case of goods at a sea port, customs port or a land customs station or customs inland container depot, goods may be sold through auction after 30 days from the date of unloading or after an extended period (if extended by the appropriate officer). For goods at a Customs airport, goods become liable for auction, if not cleared within 21 days from the date of unloading or after an extended period.
Due notice will have to be given to the owner before selling goods through auction.
However, this above time table will not be applicable in the following cases:
(a) Animals and perishable and hazardous goods may, with the permission of the appropriate officer, be sold at any time;
(b) Arms, ammunition or military stores may be sold or otherwise disposed of at such time and place and in such manner as the Government may direct.
[This is for informational purposes only. In case of contradiction of conflict with relevant Act/Rules, provisions mentioned
or referred to in the said Act/Rules shall prevail.]