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Broker License Exam Scheduled for Oct. 5; ST&R Offers Classification Review Webinar

Thursday, June 16, 2016
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has set Oct. 5 as the date of its next customs broker license examination. This exam is ordinarily scheduled for the first Monday in October, but this year that date coincides with the observance of the religious holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Individuals, corporations, associations and partnerships must hold a valid customs broker’s license and permit to transact customs business on behalf of others. License applicants must take an exam consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions and achieve a score of at least 75 percent 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 an applicant must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age and not employed by the federal government as of the date of the exam.

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s on-demand broker exam 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.

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