Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 2009 Customs Broker Exam - ALL Answers

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Wizard,
On question 21, do you think they'll give grade for both D and E? Or as per the Ruling they'll give grade only for D

Anonymous said...

Wizard,with so many of these being past questions,I don't see many that could be "credit to all" or more than 1 answer allowed.What are your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Wizard,

Need your help. can we please review question 50. I and kind of stumped. I agree with "C" as retail packaging is disregarded, but the question as I read it was specific to NAFTA verification. If you read GN12 note VI. It indicates that goods classified in chapter 50-63 that are not more than 7% can be "disregarded" when determing applicablity. I think in this specific case B should also be acceptable. Thoughts??

Anonymous said...

Also, take a look at 67. I think the correct answer would be "D". Per 152.106 on computed value it specifically indicates that internal taxes in the country of exported should not be included. It does say that general expenses and profit that are "consisten" with the product should be considered. Answer "e" says they are expenses consistent. Only those inconsistent should not be included. Should then the answer be "D".

Anonymous said...

Wizard,

Question on #64. Wouldn't FIF need to be taken out of the value. When reading section 152.103(5) it indicates that if FIF if not included it shouldn't be added. But in this case it is added, so shouldn't it therefore be removed? Thanks

Anonymous said...

This test only had 13 new questions. Is this common for the exam? How many do they normally pull from the old exams?

Anonymous said...

Wizard,

Need your help. Question 63#. Per section 152 of the regs, freight, insurance, and duty fees and taxes are "not" included in the value of the merchandise. If you calculate out the value and remove the duties, fees and freight and insurance the value doesn't appear as an answer. Choice "A" is the closest to the correct value. I have no idea how to arrive at 87,191 as the answer states.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wizard,
Question 21; Customs on the old exam gave just D as per the ruling. Why do you think can be both: D, & E?
Also question 60:
All of the choises on the exam are there on 174.11,also (A) that its (g) on 174.11

(g) The refusal to reliquidate an entry under section 520(c), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1520(c)).

Can you please review these & let us know what do you think about it?

Wizard said...

Wizard Posts General Comments

If you don't see the answer to your question here, look under the preliminary posting blog. Some of the questions had been asked and answered there.

Anonymous said...

Wizard & All participating for the exam:

In reality this exam had only 3 questions which had not been tested previously - those are #1, #10, and #74 - - and with those being the only 3 I find it hard to believe I haven't just missed them along the way.

So, anyone who took in old exams could have passed this test without referring to the regulations at all. Should be a very high pass rate, and I would bet this never happens again.

Anonymous said...

Since the pass rate for this exam might be high, is there any chance that CBP might invalidate this exam?