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Next Customs Broker License Exam to be Held Oct. 7; STR Webinars Can Help You Prepare

Friday, June 21, 2013
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will conduct its next customs broker license examination Oct. 7. This exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions and a score of 75% is required to pass. Exam topics typically include entry, classification, country of origin, trade agreements, antidumping and countervailing duties, value, broker responsibilities, fines, penalties and forfeitures, protests, marking, prohibited and restricted merchandise, drawback, intellectual property rights and other subjects pertinent to a broker’s duties. To take the exam applicants must be a U.S. citizen and be at least 18 years old and not employed by the federal government as of the date of the exam.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg offers several on-demand webinars to aid in preparing for the broker exam.

- The broker exam prep course focuses on the fundamentals and principles tested by CBP on past exams and includes nearly 15 hours of content that can be accessed at your convenience and as often as necessary. In addition, ST&R professionals will be available to field test-related questions and provide guidance on exam topics. As a further benefit, the course provides test-taking strategies for each category of CBP law covered by the exam as well as techniques on how to utilize the time allowed for the exam.

- The broker’s exam tariff classification review provides a detailed look at the classification questions asked during past exams and takes prospective brokers through the process of answering them. Concepts covered include the use of the general rules of interpretation, the use of section and chapter notes, and the classification of parts and accessories.

- Importing – The Real Basics focuses on the most frequently encountered issues facing importers, including the role and responsibilities of customs brokers, recordkeeping, CBP communications, in-bond shipments, changes to entries, protests and corrections, and CBP enforcement actions.

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