Does CBP repeat questions on the Customs Broker Exams?

Yes, some questions are repeated across different Customs Broker Exams. Sometimes the questions are similar, but they can also be almost identical. However, it is really important to note that though questions may be repeated, their correct answers may be different for different test administrations. This is because the regulations and HSN tariff are often [...]


Application of computed value in Customs valuation

Here is an example of application of the computed value method in customs valuation as tested on a previous Customs Broker License Exam. April 2001 Test 41) Laminate Industries in Seattle, Washington, sells laminated plywood sheets to the building and home improvement industries. It purchases its large plywood sheets from its parent company, Canadian Laminates, [...]


Test practice by taking old Customs Broker License Exams

Test practice by taking old Customs Broker License Exams is a very effective way to prepare for the actual exam. However, you should bear in mind that the reference material used for answering the questions was different in each year. Some of the answers may appear incorrect when you refer current reference material, but the [...]


Should I practice by taking old Customs Broker License Exams?

The more you prepare, practice and train for the Customs Broker License Exam, the better you are likely to perform in the actual test. It is necessary to obtain adequate knowledge of the highly tested topics before taking practice exams. This can be achieved by reading the prescribed Customs Broker License Exam Guide, online lessons, [...]


Is it very difficult to pass the Customs Broker Exam?

The short answer is, “No, but it depends.” It depends primarily on two important variables viz. your level of preparation and the degree of difficulty of the test. Several factors influence these two variables. Your level of preparation may depend on factors such as your motivation, prior work experience, level of education, aptitude and time [...]


What to do if you fail the Licensed Customs Broker Exam?

Several years ago, a student approached me after failing the Customs Broker Exam twice in succession. She had spent thousands of dollars over several months of preparation with a well-known trainer. She had failed the second time by just one point which was extremely disappointing for her. Her test preparation instructor advised her to retake [...]


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