Customs auction

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is an online auction platform operated by the Federal Customs Administration . The main customs office in Giessen uses this platform to hold permanent public auctions that are used to sell movable property.

The federal government , the federal states and municipalities or other corporations , institutions and foundations under public law have acquired property rights , liens or other rights in the performance of their statutory tasks and are in this way put to use . Items that have been singled out from the various administrations will also be auctioned.

The articles are advertised at a minimum bid and after registration anyone can place a bid.

As of 2018, 330,000 bidders and 3,380 different providers are registered on the platform and an average of 1,750 auctions are carried out daily. Sales of 83.6 million euros and record sales of 30.4 million euros were achieved.

Exceptions to the auctions

Excluded from the auctions are confiscated goods such as:

  • Weapons - If these may be given to persons entitled to purchase (and not, for example, subject to the War Weapons Control Act), they will be used directly by the Federal Finance Directorate Southwest.
  • Narcotics ( drugs ) and
  • Animals and plants ; if their existence is endangered or even threatened with extinction, they are protected by the Washington Convention . Dead animals and plants are left on request to public institutions for teaching and visual purposes (e.g. at schools, museums, universities); living ones are given to zoological or botanical gardens.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Section 1, Paragraph 1, Paragraph 3, Sentence 1 of the Terms and Conditions of the Customs Auction.
  2. ITZBund - customs auction. Retrieved February 10, 2019 .
  3. Confiscated items: customs auction cracks the billion mark . In: Spiegel Online . February 7, 2019 ( [accessed February 10, 2019]).
  4. Special features of the recycling of goods that are subject to prohibitions and restrictions ( Memento from January 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive )

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