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Customs sets public auction on May 8.

By Betheena Kae Unite

The Bureau of Customs aims to gain an additional P7.1-million revenue from a public auction sale of various goods which it will hold in May.

Various seized goods will be auctioned on May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Tondo, Manila.

According to the Auction and Cargo Disposal Division (ACDD) of MICP, the auction will be conducted through sealed bidding.

Among the shipments up for bidding are six containers consigned to EMT Trading with a total floor price of P5.1 million.

The shipments have undergone K9 inspection upon instruction of Customs Chief Isidro Lapena to strictly examine all shipments of EMT Trading which have been sitting at the MICP.

EMT Trading was involved in the importation of hundreds of illegal drugs in 2017. It is now facing smuggling charges and has been stripped off its importer's accreditation.

Among the products that will be included in the auction are 100 packages of cellphone accessories, ladies bag, universal charger, office cabinet, office chair, and kegerator; shirts and drums of yellow dye; 663 packages of cooling mat, shoe rack, slipshort, leggings, working gloves, reflective vest, pvc pipe, horn, pencil case, and caps valued at P1 million; 765 packages of rolled fabrics, ladies underwear, and gloves; a container of adjustable wrench, air hose, angle grinder, angle polisher, aspirator blower, ball point, hix key, base board and head board, battery charger and starter, claw hammer, booster cable, chain block, masonry drill bits, cut off saw; and a container of scrub, brush and knockdown plastic broom.

The public auction will also cover four sale lots of various goods including two 40-footer containers of kitchenware, plastic cup, plastic bag, plastic brush, plastic artificial flower, ladies casual synthetic shoes, men's casual synthetic shoes, T-shirts, pens, hook hinges with a floor price of P2 million.

Other goods to be auctioned include two pallets food flavoring with a floor price of P61,200 and 67 boxes of duralock t-head square hole pegged at P33,500.

According to the bureau the upcoming auction is pursuant to the provisions of Section 1139 to 1150 of the Republic Act No. 10863 otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) of 2016 and other relevant Customs Memorandum Orders, Customs Administrative Orders.

Meanwhile, the bureau announced that public viewing of merchandise and pre-bid conference for all qualified bidders will be held on May 3 and 4 at the MICP.


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Date:Apr 26, 2018
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