U.S. Customs and Border Protection has set April 4 as the date of its next customs broker license examination. Applications to take this exam must be submitted here by March 3 and must be accompanied by the required $200 fee. To be eligible to take the exam an individual must, as of April 4, be a U.S. citizen, be 18 years of age, and not be an officer or employee of the U.S. government.
The broker license exam consists of 80 multiple-choice questions and a score of 75 percent is required to pass. Exam topics typically include entry, classification, trade agreements, valuation, broker compliance, power of attorney, marking, drawback, bonds, foreign-trade zones, warehouse entries, intellectual property rights and other subjects pertinent to a broker’s duties.
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s 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.
Separately, CBP has revoked customs broker license #29337 issued to EWC Brokerage Services LLC at the port of Miami, as well as all associated permits, for failure to employ at least one qualifying individual.