Buy Used Cars on Nigeria Customs Auction Website – Procedures / Step by Step Guide.

You can now buy used cars on Nigeria customs auction website. Here you will see the procedures and step by step guide on how to buy cars on Nigerian custom e-auction websites.

An official Nigeria customs auction website portal has been launched. The new Nigeria e auction website was created due to the increasing need to introducing a more transparent way to sell custom seized cars and other items thereby eliminating the menace of fake custom agents.

The nigeria custom official website for auctions can be accessed below.

The site linked through the Nigeria single window trade portal has a comprehensive inventory with detailed pictures of nigeria customs impounded cars for sale.

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Screenshot of the new Nigeria customs auction website

Unveiling the Nigeria Customs E-Auction Platform in Abuja, the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Hameed Ali stated that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has commenced electronic-auction of seized goods in its various warehouses across the country.

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Procedures to buy custom impounded cars in Nigeria on the new Nigeria customs auction website are as follows.

  1. Get a valid TIN Tax Identification Number from the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS.
  2. Visit the e-auction trade portal via the link below,
  3. Register for an account on the website and an e-wallet will be automatically created for you.
  4. Select any of the banks listed on the website and fund your e-wallet. The funds on your e-wallet will be used for bidding, as an administrative fee of N1,000 is required per bid which will be deducted from the e-wallet.
  5. Take your time to go through the items available for bidding before placing a bid.
  6. If your bid is won, pay for the item and other sundry fees within 5 days at any designated bank.
  7. Collect your goods from the customs area command location where the won item is located.

Important Things To Note about Bidding on the Nigeria Customs e-Auction website.

Here are things you need to know about bidding on the Nigeria customs auctions website

  • The e-Auction application will be accessible online through the NCS Trade Portal website (
  • A recent passport photo of the applicant will be required.
  • All applicants must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) issued by Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
  • An applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Naira (N1000) as administrative charge . Any additional fee/amount paid into the Auction e-wallet will also be non-refundable.
  • Request for replacement or refund in respect of auctioned items shall not be entertained.
  • The successful bidders will be required to make payment within five working days.
  • Failure by successful bidders to pay for auctioned items within five working days will result in such items being reverted to the second highest bidder.
  • Winners of bidding process for any item put up for auction will have 14 days from the date of payment to remove the item paid for or forfeit it at expiration of the period.
  • Any auctioned item not removed from the warehouse within 14 days from the date of payment shall revert to its pre-bidding status and may be put up for auction again.
  • Successful bidders shall in addition to the auction value pay:
    (a) 25% of the auction amount to the Terminal Operator.
    (b) 25% of the auction amount to the shipping line Operator.
  • Third party claims shall not be entertained.
  • Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and their immediate family members are excluded from participating in the auction even by proxy.
  • Owners of seized items are excluded from bidding for same.
  • Owners of overtime items with evidence of payment of duty and other charges has priority over a successful bidder of the item provided the item has not been exited out of Customs control.
  • Interested persons are advised to study the Terms and Conditions of the Auction before acceptance.

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