How to open a confiscated business
In the public mind, trade in confiscated goods is a fairly simple type of business, based on the fact that an entrepreneur buys a large batch of goods seized at customs at a very low price, and then sells it with a very large premium, but is still cheaper than this product is sold at retail. . However, it should be noted that confiscated is not only customs, while getting customs confiscated in the implementation of the most difficult, there are a huge number of features that must be considered before starting work.
To start a business, you must register as a business entity. The easiest way is to register as an individual entrepreneur, because it does not require significant investment in registration, takes a little time and effort, and in subsequent work it will be easier to keep records. If there is a need to register a legal entity, a limited liability company is the preferred form, because in this case, as in the case of individual entrepreneurship, a simplified taxation system will be available, which involves transferring to the state no more than 6 percent of the income or 15 percent of operating profit as taxes. The activity itself falls under the definition of any classifier of entrepreneurial activity from the group (JECD 2) 47 Services in retail trade, in addition to retail trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles, but a specific classifier is selected on the basis of what it is necessary to trade.
Further, in its work, it is necessary to determine exactly what type of confiscated goods are planned to trade. As already noted, it is most difficult to deal with customs confiscated goods, that is, goods that were detained at customs while crossing the border, after which their rightful owner could not prove the legality of his actions and the right to import, and by the court’s decision all goods were confiscated in state favor. This is quite an important point, because it will be possible to purchase goods only after the court hearing on the case and the decision to confiscate the property will be made, up to this point, despite the fact that the goods are seized and arrested, and the owner has no right to dispose of them, No one has the authority to sell these products. There have been cases when customs officers sold confiscated goods, in respect of which a lawsuit has not yet been held, and the buyer had difficulty proving that the goods belong to him; in the overwhelming number of cases, a transaction of this kind will be invalidated. Currently, according to the legislation, the confiscated goods after a court session, in the event of a decision to confiscate it in favor of the state, are transferred to the Office of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. But even after this procedure, the Federal Property Management Agency is not able to sell the confiscated goods to anyone, some categories of products are not subject to further resale from often destroyed, in other cases, a tender or auction is held, which entrepreneurs apply for, and buyers of confiscated property are determined on a competitive basis. That is, in any case, it is impossible to be sure that the goods can be bought even if the Federal Property Management Agency considers the submitted entrepreneur as a potential buyer. It’s just not possible to get to the tender either, because in each specific case, its own rules are set for the participants, and government officials must be confident that the entrepreneur will be able to do the implementation as efficiently as possible.
In addition, it is worth remembering that people work at the customs, as well as all consumers who are also interested in receiving goods at a low cost, and a significant part of the confiscated property is sold by lawful and not always legal means, first to the employees themselves, as well as to their relatives and friends and familiar. Of course, a considerable part of the confiscated goods goes to free sale, but one should not think that there will always be the best products there. Therefore, the Federal Property Management Agency does not sell all those products that were originally seized at the border.
If you do not want to work with the customs confiscated, you can try to redeem the property arrested by the bailiffs in connection with a citizen’s debt to any bank. After the appropriate judicial and other legal procedures, the property is transferred to the ownership of the bank, and he, in turn, tries to sell it. Despite the fact that an appraiser is invited, and the bank is interested in the highest possible price for the confiscated property, it is sold in most cases at a price significantly lower than the market.