Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CBP Posts Notice of Exam for October 2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection posted a notice to its web site announcing the October 2009 Customs Broker License Exam. The exam will be held at various locations on Monday, October 5, 2009. Contact your local port office to verify testing locations. Applications (CBP 3124E) and the exam fee of $200 must be received on or before Friday, September 4, 2009. Applicants should bring the following reference materials to the exam. Please note the appropriate editions for the HTSUS and CFR.



- Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009 version) (Supplement 1)

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.

Note: This year's Supplement 1 has not yet been released by the ITC, but we expect that it will be released later this summer.

- Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (revised as of April 1, 2009) Parts 0 to140, 141 to 199 and 200 to End) (no supplements)
CBP added Part 200 to End for the April Exam and there were five (5) questions from Part 351 on antidumping. Part 149 covering ISF was added to Title 19 this year, so it is a target for this exam.

Note: Because the April 2009 editions of Title 19 CFR are not yet available, Boskage has an inquiry in as to whether or not this is a typo. If it is not, all purchasers from Boskage of the 19 CFR for the October 2009 exam will be given the material they need to have an up-to-date edition.

- Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR)


  • Appendix B - Valid Codes

  • Appendix D - Metric Conversion

  • Appendix E - Valid Entry Numbers

  • Appendix G - Common Errors

  • Appendix H - Census Warning Messages

  • Appendix L - Drawback Errors

  • Glossary of Terms

- Instructions for Preparation of CBP Form 7501 (8-30-2005)

-C-TPAT - Minimum Security Criteria for Customs Brokers (3-20-2007)

-Submission Changes for Supplemental Information Letters and Post Entry Amendments

-Remote Location Filing Eligibility Requirements

- Directives

  • 3510-004, Monetary Guidelines for Setting Bond Amounts

  • Amendment to 3510-004 for Certain Merchandise Subject to Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Cases

  • 3550-055, Instructions for Deriving Manufacturer/Shipper Identification Code

  • 3550-067, Entry Summary Acceptance and Rejection Policy

  • 3550-079A, Ultimate Consignee at time of Entry or Release

  • 3560-001A, Census Interface-Processing Procedures

  • 5610-002A, Standard Guidelines for the Input of Names and Addresses Into Automated Commercial System (ACS) Files

It’s time to get ready for the next Customs Broker Exam! Click HERE for a complete list of the Boskage study plans and products designed to help you study and pass the exam! Guarantee that you receive the correct editions of the materials listed on the Notice of Exam by ordering the Required Testing Material Package. Don’t delay! Find the study plan that fits best with your schedule and learning preference. Remember, there is no substitute for actually reading and studying the required materials. 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!

1 comment:

Alison said...

I submitted an appeal for the April 2009 Broker Exam. How long does it typically take to receive a response from CBP, especially given that now have only 4 weeks before I would need to apply for the October exam?