Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CBP Posts Notice of Exam for October 2008

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has posted a notice to its web site announcing the October 2008 Customs Broker License Exam. The exam will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008 and applications (CBP 3124E) to take the exam must be received on or before Friday, September 5, 2008. Please note the important information about the following references.

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2008 version – Supplement 1)
Questions on the exam were written using the 2007 HTSUS. It is important to use this edition since questions often require the determination of the correct HTS number, duty rate and applicability of Free Trade Agreements, all of which may change slightly from year to year.

Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (revised as of April 1, 2007) (Parts 1 - 199)(No Supplements)
Questions on the exam were written using the 2007 CBP Regulations. However, anybody with the 2006 Regulations can use that book if it contains the updates through April 2007 (5th update).

CBP did not delete any of the supplemental materials listed from the April 2008 exam or add any new ones. The complete list of reference texts along with specific instructions for application to take the exam can be found on the CBP web site.

Note: CBP added the C-TPAT Minimum Security Criteria for Customs Brokers (3-20-2007) to the list of reference materials for the April 2008 exam and asked five questions related to that document. Be sure to read the C-TPAT document thoroughly and review the questions from the April Exam!

It’s time to get ready for the next Customs Broker Exam! Click HERE for a complete list of our study plans and products designed to help you study and pass the exam! As always, the only way to guarantee that you receive the correct editions prior to the Notice of Exam posting is the get the Required Testing Material package through Boskage. Don’t forget to visit the Boskage Trade News Blog for additional for import/export news updates, articles about specific trade topics and helpful posts related the Customs Broker Exam!

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