Bidders unfamiliar with the export process are cautioned against bidding on "export only" merchandise until they have familiarized themselves with the export process. Bidders are strongly encouraged to investigate export options prior to purchasing "export only" merchandise. It is recommended that purchasers engage the services of a broker or Customs bonded carrier if they are unfamiliar with export requirements.


"Export only" means merchandise is offered on the condition that all licensing and federal permits will be met by the buyer before exportation. It is recommended that you contact your local CBP office or engage the services of a customs broker or bonded carrier for further information. You can also visit the CBP website or for more detailed export information. Buyers are responsible for obtaining and complying with all export requirements. "Export only" seized property must be physically removed from the United States within 60 days from the sale date. 

All countries have their own customs and laws, and may or may not allow you to import your merchandise into their country. A customs broker or the customs service of the importing country can assist you in answering this question. Information is also available at the U.S. Government's export portal at


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Licensing and Permits: Purchasers are responsible for complying with all applicable federal licensing and permit regulations prior to exportation. Seller | Authorized Agent | Prime Contractor does not warrant the availability of such license or permits, nor do we provide a list of the requirements that must be met. The failure of the purchaser to obtain necessary licensing will not result in the return of any monies tendered for the goods.

Forms: A customs Form 7512 must be completed correctly, signed off by the U.S. Customs, and approved by an Apple Towing Co | Apple Auctioneering Co representative prior to removal.  Only the named bonded carrier on the form 7512 may remove and export the asset, and must do so directly from the storage facility. No other diversion allowed. 

Release & Removal: It is the buyer's responsibility to arrange the shipping. Removal is at the expense, liability, and risk of the buyer. Seller | Authorized Agent | Prime Contractor will not ship any items. It is the responsibility of the buyer to remove the property/merchandise purchased by the removal date and to arrange for shipping. Removal must be completed on or before the 60th calendar day (for export only property/merchandise) after the sale date or the buyer will default the terms of sale and property and/or merchandise will be resold by the U.S. Government. Additionally, storage vendor will not authorize the release of the property unless a Form 7512 is completed and signed off by the U.S. Customs. Therefore, property and/or merchandise remaining after the removal deadline shall revert and repossess to the government without further notice to the buyer and will result in any monies paid being forfeited and the transaction shall be nulled and voided as to the buyer. 


Purchases must be paid in full prior to removal. Removal is by appointment only and should be made by the buyer with the storage vendor only after buyer has received the necessary Property Release document along with the completed/ approved Form 7512. A physical hard copy of the completed property release is required in order to remove the property. Buyer must present a photo I.D. at the time of property release. If the registered buyer chooses to send an agent to pick up property on their behalf, the buyer must complete the authorization section on the property release identifying the agent to act on his or her behalf, as well as provide agent with a copy of buyer's photo I.D. All property and/or merchandise in a lot must be released to original buyer or buyer's agent at one time. No partial release of any lots. Please do not make flight arrangements or schedule pickups in advance, until you receive authorization via email to do so.

Vehicle Title: BUYER BEWARE: Purchasers of "Export Only" property will receive a bill of sale only. This document serves as a proof of purchase and is not a title. No title transfer documents are available for “Export Only” property. The SF-97, which is usually provided for vehicle purchases from the United States, supersedes ownership records for vehicles that are in the Department of Motor Vehicle database (in the United States). Because “Export Only” property cannot be registered, used, resold, or entered into the commerce of the United States or its territories, the SF-97 can not be processed to obtain a title. Essentially, there is no record in the DMV database to supersede. For this reason, purchasers of “Export Only” property will receive a bill of sale only.


Export Only Auction Information

The term "Export Only" refers to merchandise identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that cannot be registered, used, resold, or entered into the commerce of the United States or its territories. "Export Only" assets do not meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. 

Notice: Per the U.S. Government, the contractor (Apple Towing Co. | Apple Auctioneering Co.) is prohibited from offering any assistance in the export process whatsoever.