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What Happens to Seized Goods

What happens to the seized goods if the owner does not appeal or provide a guarantee?

If the owner of the seized goods fails to provide a guarantee, surety or cash deposit and then does not pay the Customs debt and the imposed fine, within 30 days of notification, the goods may be assigned for use by public services or others of public interest.

No compensation will be granted to the owner of the goods.

What happens to perishable goods?  

If the owner does not provide a guarantee, surety or cash deposit within one (1) business day from the date the perishable goods were seized, the goods are donated to public or private institutions of a social or charitable nature.

See Appealing the decision to seize goods.

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