List of Goods to be Auctioned by KRA in Mombasa, Nairobi for Interested Buyers
The Kenya Revenue Authority will auction goods worth millions of shillings at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Mombasa Port on Wednesday and Thursday.
These products include high end vehicles, motorcycles, household items, bags of sugar, gypsum powder, textiles, aluminum bauxite, petroleum oil and perfumes among other items left at Mombasa port. JKIA has goods like Russian beer, whiskey, vodka, various wines and other personal items.
Bernard Kibiti, the director general of Nairobi’s KRA customs station, said the items could be inspected at the JKIA customs warehouse.
Most of the auctioned cargo was brought into the country between January and May this year, according to a Gazette notice published on August 26.
Interested buyers can view the goods at various container terminals in Mombasa; BFT, Kencont, FOC and Portside Shed 7/8.
Rosemary Mureithi, Director General of Mombasa Port Operations KRA, said the Mombasa auction was planned under the East African Customs Administration Act.
In accordance with the provisions of Section 42 of the East African Union Customs Administration Act, notice is given if the Kilindini Customs Warehouse Keeper is not removed from the custody of the Kilindini Customs Warehouse within thirty (30) days of this notice. , can be sold at public auction on September 29, 2022,” he said.
However, the law states that the KRA Customs Commissioner can extend the clearance period for goods imported by partner countries, diplomatic missions or aid organizations.
The reserve price of auctioned goods is determined by the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection and includes taxes, fees, rent, freight and other costs.
Auctioned goods cannot be sold below the insured price.
“Auctioneers are allowed to pay interest and other charges for possession of auctioned items before the auction begins,” he said.
The auctioned goods are held outside the specified time in customs areas such as CFS and transit ports.
A list is compiled including a description of the item, the owner and address, the physical location of the item, and then the item is physically inspected to confirm the details and description and to confirm the lot number.
This list is then sent to the government printer with a notice inviting importers to enter and remove it within 30 days if their goods are not sold at public auction on a certain date.
After the notice was published in the Kenya Gazette, a second and more detailed review of the listed items was carried out by the Kenya Bureau of Statistics, Kenya Factory Health Authority, Port Health Pharmacy and Poisons Board to determine if they were eligible the Kenyan market.
If it is found not suitable, it is condemned for destruction and cannot be sold. The commissioner is also expected to appoint a customs valuer to inspect the goods and determine the reserve price.
This can not be less than the tax payable on goods if they are subject to normal input and output.
The auctioneer is appointed by the commissioner on the morning of the auction and the reserve price is given on the floor to the designated auctioneer.