New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., JFK Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, are offering courses in preparation for the April 2020 Custom House Broker License Exam. This course also provides an excellent overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker’s exam.
These events are approved by The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) for 20 Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) continuing education points.
Information on the CCS program is available by clicking on the above NEI logo or going to http://www.ncbfaa.org/scripts/4disapi.dll/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=8581&MenuKey=education .
Two courses are being held. A live course is being held near JFK Airport.
Dates: Beginning on January 6 – April 13 (Ten classes in all).
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Monday Evenings
Location: OEC Group, One Cross Island Plaza, Suite 306, 133-33 Brookville Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422
Register: Online at REGISTRATION
Cost: Employees of NY/NJ FFF&BA, JFK Brokers, NCBFAA or Westconn Members, $650 (To pay by credit card please go to PayPal or copying this link to your browser https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=10624043.)
Non-members, $750 (To pay by credit card please go to PayPal.)
For those unable to attend the live course, an on-line class is being offered
Dates: Beginning January 07 – April 14 (Ten sessions in all).
Time: 2-hour Webinars, Tuesday Evenings 6-8 pm Eastern Time –
Register: Online at REGISTRATION
Cost: $400.00. We encourage you to pay via PayPal by clicking https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=1575780 or copying this link to your browser.
We must receive payment before the first class. Information regarding where to log on will be sent upon receipt of full payment. Checks must be received prior to the first class.
NOTICE: AT THE CURRENT TIME CBP HAS NOT DETERMINED THE DATE IN APRIL FOR THE EXAM. ADDITIONALLY, CBP HAS NOT POSTED THE SPECIFIC REFERENCE MATERIAL. AT THIS TIME WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE EXAM WILL REQUIRE USE OF THE 2019 HTSUS BASIC EDITION AND 19 CFR PARTS 1-END AS OF APRIL 1, 2019.
The exam tests knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations, classification, valuation, broker regulation, and entry preparation. It is advisable that students have some experience in import operations or customs brokerage. U.S. Government regulations require that applicants for a broker license be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and U.S. citizens. To sit for the exam, one must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and a U.S. citizen on the day of the exam. All participants must have the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (Basic Edition) and the Customs Regulation. A loose-leaf edition of the regulations is also available. Please make sure you have received the latest updates with your purchase.
You can purchase the HTSUS and Customs Regulations from either of two sources. Boskage Commerce Publications (a Thomson Reuters company) https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/en/checkpoint/boskage/customs-broker-exam offers the HTSUS, Customs Regulations and additional materials and guarantees the correct editions for all students who purchase their Required Testing Material Packages (or individual books for specific exams). (They guarantee the correct editions for the exam. If they are wrong, they commit to update you for FREE!) (Note: be sure to purchase the editions specific to the exam for which you are planning to study.) Boskage sells both the HTSUS and the Customs Regulations in loose-leaf versions that include binders and convenient tabs. Please refer to the website or call Boskage directly at (888) 880-4088 for prices, shipping fees, subscriptions, and other information. These Government publications are also available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, D.C. 20402 (1-866-512-1800 or 1-202-512-1800) or online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov/. Delivery can take from 3 to 8 weeks. You can charge your purchase on American Express, Visa or MasterCard. (NOTE AS OF NOVEMBER 4, THE GPO HAS NOT PRINTED THE BASIC EDITION OF THE HTSUS.)
As part of the fee for the course, each participant will receive a course book including materials to assist in the preparation of the exam (Customs directives, pipelines, decisions, etc.) and prior Customs broker examinations. The exams will be for you to take at home and review to discuss in class. Practicing the prior exams assists you in familiarizing you to the format and manner of the exam.
David M. Murphy, Esq. will lead the webinar series. David M. Murphy is a licensed Customs broker since 1992, a NCBFAA “Certified Customs Specialist,” an attorney and partner with the law firm of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman, & Klestadt LLP. Mr. Murphy has taught a Broker Exam review course in the Port of New York since 1996 and has over twenty five years’ experience in handling Customs brokerage issues as well as customs and trade issues including U.S. export control, FTZs, and international sanctions programs.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: David M. Murphy ([email protected]) or call at 212-557-4000.