Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Customs Broker License Exam - Individual Eligibility Requirements

Almost a year ago, we posted an article about the proposed changes to the eligibility requirements for taking the Customs Broker Exam. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to align the requirements for taking the written examination with the requirements an individual must satisfy in order to obtain a customs broker's license. Notice of Public Rulemaking and Comment was published in 73 FR 30328 on May 27, 2008. The final rule is expected to be published in June this year. While the changes might delay some potential exam applicants, the overall impact is expected to be minor since all applicants would be required to satisfy the requirements before obtaining the license.

The following changes would be made to 19 CFR 111.13.

Sec. 111.13 Written examination for individual license.

(b) Basic requirements, date, and place of examination.

In order to be eligible to take the written examination, an individual must be a citizen of the United States on the date of examination and not an officer or employee of the United States Government, and attain the age of 21 prior to the date of examination.

To view the comments submitted by the public, visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal and view Docket Number
USCBP–2008–0059. Watch Boskage Trade News for updates on the final rule in June!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I passed the April 2008 exam. Submitted my application in October of 2008. Was contacted by Customs for an inter view January 25, 2010. They said I will probably need to wait another month for that to process. I'm hoping its sooner.

Has anyone been denied a license?

What are grounds for denial after your interview??