The BVI Ports Authority is threatening to discard or auction unclaimed goods after April 6.
According to a government media release, a number of individuals and well-known companies have left their imported goods for more than two months at the cargo ports.
The goods range from tile cement and boat seats to electrical wires, display cases, plumbing fixtures, and perishable items.
Non-perishable items that have been sitting at the port for extended periods will be auctioned while perishable items will be discarded.
The public auction is scheduled for April 7 at the cargo facility in Port Purcell. Auctions will begin at 9am.
According to the Ports Authority, the auction is lawful.
“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, the Ports Authority added.
Clearance of unclaimed goods
The release advised that before clearance is given to items, owners are required to present necessary documentation and pay shipping and other fees incurred.
CLICK HERE for the list of unclaimed goods at the ports.
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