Customs auction season starts – everything from Nike products to Chrysler cars on sale

Auction season starts tomorrow in the Serbian Customs’ warehouses whereby seized goods from border crossings and roads in our country will be put up for sale – the Tanjug news agency reported.

The Customs Administration is currently working on creating an application through which interested buyers will be able to purchase seized goods and the plan is for the application to be completed in the second half of this year.

Cars, motors, luxury boats, as well as thousands of different items such as TVs, cigarettes and clothes will be put up for sale at special warehouses throughout Serbia.

The Customs warehouse in Belgrade, in Bezanijska Kosa, will put up hundreds of cars for sale, including a luxury Chrysler which was seized by Interpol.

Some of these cars and motorcycles have been waiting for years to find a buyer. If they are not sold now, the next auction at Bezanijska Kosa warehouse will take place on April 5.

“When we seize the goods, the person who was the owner receives a certificate of seized items and the goods are placed in the collection centre of the Belgrade Customs Office in Bežanijska Kosa in the warehouse where it is under surveillance 24/7”, says customs officer Bozidar Djuric.

Sometimes court proceedings, involving seized goods, could last for years, hence the goods could be waiting for a new owner for the same amount of time.

It is the court that decides what will happen with the goods, i.e. whether they could be put up for sale. All proceeds from auctions are transferred to the state treasury.

If, for example, seized clothes, shoes, or copies of well-known brands do not find a new owner, they are destroyed.

“Last year Belgrade’s customs office held seven public auctions for customs’ goods and four auctions for seized vehicles and goods,” Djuric reminded.

He also says that the process of creating an application for online sale of these goods is in progress, and the goal of this application is to enable interested bidders to bid from home.

Over the last three years, the Customs Administration has paid more than 2.5 million euro to the state budget thanks to public auctions.

(Vecernje Novosti, 12.03.2019)

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