Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has set Oct. 25 as the date of its next customs broker license examination. This exam is ordinarily conducted the first Monday in October but CBP has rescheduled it to avoid concerns related to the commencement of the federal government’s 2018 fiscal year.

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 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.

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