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NOTICE:Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on January 19, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.
Aviso del impacto de la interrupcin de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Proteccin Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en ingls)
AVISO:A causa de la interrupcin de fondos federales, este sitio de web no ser administrado activamente. La ltima actualizacin a este sitio web se realiz el 19 de enero de 2018 y no se harn ms actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la informacin ms reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.
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Customs Broker License Examination – Notice of Examination
Customs Broker License Examination – Notice of Examination for April 25, 2018
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will conduct an electronic version of the Customs Broker License Examination on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.Pursuant to the Final Rule 82 FR 29714 Modernization of the Customs Broker Examination published on June 30, 2017, the April 25, 2018 exam will be conducted in electronic format.The examination will be given at various locations. Please visit this website regularly as all exam information will be posted online in the time leading up to the exam.
The purpose of the examination, as authorized by 19 CFR 111.13(a), is to determine the individuals knowledge of Customs and related laws, regulations and procedures, bookkeeping, accounting, and all other appropriate matters, necessary to render valuable service to importers and exporters.
CBP has provided a link on the broker home page titled Sample Customs Broker Electronic Exam at cbp.gov/trade/brokers that may be accessed to acquaint the prospective examinee with the navigation and layout of the modernized format.It may be accessed an unlimited number of times and may be useful in familiarizing exam applicants with the electronic exam process.This sample electronic exam will not evaluate answers.
Applicants for the Customs Broker License Examination must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older, and not employed by the federal government at the time of the examination date of April 25, 2018.
The Customs Broker License Examination consists of 80 multiple-choice questions. A score of 75 percent is required to pass. The examination lasts 4.5 hours. (Exam topics typically include: Entry; Classification; Trade Agreements; Valuation; Broker Compliance; Power of Attorney; Marking; Drawback; Bonds; Foreign Trade Zones/Bonded Warehouse; Warehouse Entries; Intellectual Property Rights; Fines, Penalties and Forfeiters:and other subjects pertinent to a brokers duties.
Applicants should bring the materials referenced below and any other desired reference materials to the examination. The use of any versions of the listed references other than those recommended is at the applicants own risk.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2017 Basic Edition)
Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (2016, Revised as of April 1, 2016 or 2017, Parts 1 to 199)
Instructions for Preparation of CBP Form 7501 (July 24, 2012)
Right to Make Entry Directive 3530-002A
We anticipate that registration for the April 2018 exam will open in February 2018. Please monitor this website for registration information and other exam announcements..
REMINDER:All unsuccessful October 2017 examinees, are automatically registered for the April 25, 2018 examination.
Automatically enrolled registrants may withdraw from the April 2018 exam for exam credit one time only, for use on the October 2018 examination.Exam costs will not be refunded.If any of your contact information requires updating, please contact CBP atb.govwith Free April 2018 Exam in the subject line.
Cell phones, laptops, pagers, smart watches and other communication devices may not be used inside the examination room.
Any applicant caught cheating will be removed from the exam.
CBP invites the public to submit questions for possible use in future customs broker examinations. SeeGuidelines for writing questionsfor the customs broker examination. Please submit your questions tob.gov. The SUBJECT line must read: Future Exam Questions.
To best contact Broker Management please send an email to:b.gov.Please include the topic in the subject line to ensure proper handling.
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