Date 01/14/2014


If any baggage or merchandise is left unclaimed and in the possession of Customs for a period exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of import Customs shall do the following.
  1. Notify the owner or consignee in writing that the provisions of these Regulations for making a claim expired and the owner or consignee shall be given an additional ten (10) days to claim the merchandise and pay the tax due plus related storage, penalty and interest.
  2. If the merchandise is not claimed and the tax liability not paid at the end of the ten (10) day period, the merchandise will be sold at auction.
  3. After the expiration of such notice, if the merchandise is still unclaimed and the tax liability unpaid, the owner or consignee shall not be allowed to claim the merchandise once the merchandise has been processed and advertised for auction.
  4. Customs may sell or dispose of such item(s) pursuant to applicable rules or regulations. Sale of unclaimed items shall be advertised to the public and conducted pursuant to The Property Management Policies and Procedures (Executive Order# 100).