Monday, August 8, 2011

CBP Posts Notice of Customs Broker License Examination

US Customs and Border Protection has posted its Notice of Examination for the October 3, 2011 Customs Broker License Exam. To sit for the broker exam, CBP must receive and accept your exam application Form 3124E and fee of $200 by close of business on Friday, September 2, 2011. The exam application can be found on CBP’s website, under Form 3124E at CBP will accept payment by cash, check or money order, but does not accept credit cards for the $200 exam fee.

The broker exam lasts four hours and consists of 80 multiple choice questions on the follow topics:
• Entry
• Classification
• Country of origin
• Trade agreements
• Antidumping and countervailing duty
• Valuation
• Broker responsibilities
• Fines, Penalties & Forfeitures (FP&F)
• Protests
• Marking
• Prohibited and restricted merchandise
• Drawback
• Intellectual property rights
• Other areas germane to a broker’s duties

CBP reports that the October 2011 exam will test the above topics based on the following reference materials:

• 2011 version of HTSUS (without supplements)
• 19 CFR parts 0-199 (revised as of April 1, 2011)
• Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (ABI User requirements CATAIR)
o Appendix B- Valid Codes
o Appendix D- Metric Conversion
o Appendix E- Valid Entry Numbers
o Appendix G- Common Errors
o Glossary
• CBP Form 7501 Entry Summary Instructions
• Custom Directives
o CD 3550-055, Instructions for Deriving Manufacturer/Shipper ID Code
o CD 3550-079A, Ultimate Consignee at time of Entry or Release
o CD 3530-002A, Right to Make Entry*
o CD 5610-002, Standard Guidelines for the Input of Names and Addresses into ACS Files

Please note that CBP will not provide materials. Applicants may use any written materials, but may not use computers, phones, PDAs, or other electronics during the exam.
* BCP Learning added a lesson regarding CD 3530-002A, Right to Make Entry to Module 9 of its Customs Broker Examination Course.


Anonymous said...

Any Prelimanry answers yet to the October 2011 Exam?

Anonymous said...

Any preliminary answers to the October 2011 exam?