Customs Broker Exam

Section I: Classification

1. What is the classification of sweetened banana chips composed of approximately 65%

bananas, 25% coconut oil and 10% sugar? The sweetened banana chips are produced by slicing

bananas, frying them in coconut oil, sweetening them with sugar, and drying them.

A. 0803.90.0045

B. 1905.90.9030

C. 2005.99.9700

D. 2007.99.7500

E. 2008.99.1500

2. Certain women’s bowling shoes, while imported as a pair, have separate identities. Both

shoes have uppers of 100 percent rubber/plastics. The left shoe has an outer sole of

rubber/plastics. The rightshoe has an outer sole consisting of rubber/plastics and a large textile

sliding pad. The textile pad comprises the majority of the surface area facing the ground. The

shoes are below-the-ankle, do not have a foxing or foxing-like band, are not protective, and are

secured to the foot with laces. What is the classification of this pair of bowling shoes?

A. 6402.19.1541

B. 6402.91.0500

C. 6402.99.3165

D. 6404.19.3960

E. 6405.90.9000

3. What is the classification for a basket made of interwoven strips of non-coniferous wood


A. 4404.20.0090

B. 4420.90.8000

C. 4421.90.9780

D. 4602.19.1800

E. 4602.90.0000

4. What is the classification for an engineered flooring panel (7 layers, plywood construction)

with an unfinished oak face ply, measuring 5mm in thickness, a poplar back ply measuring 1mm

in thickness, and all other plies measuring 2mm in thickness? (The panel is tongued and grooved

on edges and ends.)

A. 4409.29.2560

B. 4412.31.5125

C. 4412.32.3125

D. 4412.94.3105

E. 4418.72.9500

5. What is the classification of an unfinished, solid maple (a non-coniferous wood) flooring

plank that is tongued and grooved on its edges and ends?

A. 4409.10.0500

B. 4409.10.2000

C. 4409.29.0555

D. 4409.29.2530

E. 4412.32.3125

6. What is the classification of the following items: two steel steak knives with plastic handles,

two steel forks with plastic handles and two steel tablespoons with plastic handles? The items

are imported packaged for retail sale.

A. 8211.91.5030

B. 8215.99.4030

C. 8215.20.0000

D. 8211.10.0000

E. 8215.99.2000

7. What is the classification of an over-the counter acne treatment cream containing salicylic

acid (1% by weight) as the active ingredient mixed with other inactive ingredients? The product

is put up in a 1 ounce plastic tube for retail sale and it is indicated for the prevention and

treatment of acne pimples.

A. 2918.21.5000

B. 3003.90.0000

C. 3004.90.9145

D. 3304.99.5000

E. 3824.90.9290

8. What is the classification for retail packages of ‘Smokers Finest Alternative’ TiramisuFlavored Cigarettes” consisting of dried, shredded lettuce (mixed with artificial coffee-andchocolate flavoring) encased in paper tubes incorporating filter tips? The import value per pack

of 20 cigarettes is $5.00.

A. 1404.90.9090

B. 2402.10.8050

C. 2402.20.8000

D. 2402.90.0000

E. 2403.99.2090

9. What is the classification of a men’s pocket T-shirt? The garment is all white and is cut and

sewn from 100% cotton, light weight jersey knit fabric. The garment has a rib knit crew

neckline, short hemmed sleeves, a small patch pocket on the left chest, and a hemmed bottom.

A. 6109.10.0004

B. 6109.10.0012

C. 6109.10.0040

D. 6109.90.1007

E. 6110.20.2067

10. What is the classification of a men’s pullover garment? The garment is knit to shape from

40% cashmere, 24% wool, 20% acrylic, and 16% nylon jersey knit fabric, which measures 14

stitches per 2 centimeters in the direction in which the stitches were formed. The garment has a

rib knit round neckline, long sleeves, and a rib knit bottom.

A. 6110.11.0070

B. 6110.12.1010

C. 6110.12.2010

D. 6110.12.2070

E. 6110.30.1550

11. What is the classification of a textile net specifically designed and cut to fit the exact

dimensions of a regulation soccer goal?

A. 5608.90.3000

B. 6307.90.9089

C. 9503.00.0090

D. 9506.99.2000

E. 9506.99.6040

12. What is the classification of an apparel set consisting of a cotton knit pullover and cotton

denim pants for babies having a body height of 80 centimeters?

A) 6110.20.2069 and 6203.42.4036

B) 6111.20.3000 and 6209.20.3000

C) 6111.20.6020 and 6209.20.5035

D) 6111.20.6030 and 6209.20.5045

E) 6209.20.5035 and 6209.20.5035

13. What is the classification of apple juice at single strength (13 Brix) fortified with Vitamin

C, and Vitamin D?

A. 0813.30.00 00

B. 2009.71.00 00

C. 2106.90.5200

D. 2202.90.36 00

E. 2202.90.37 00

14. What is classification for an anthraquinone dispersion? The anthraquinone dispersion is

composed of the following ingredients: sodium napthalene sulphonate) 2%, (xanthan gum)

.08%, anthraquinone 50%, and water 47.92%. The product is formulated for a specific use in

the pulp and paper industry as a coating and stiffening agent. Anthraquinone is an aromatic

substance. Sodium napthalene sulphonate is a dispersing agent and xanthan gum is a thickening


A. 2914.70.4000

B. 2921.10.0000

C. 3707.90.3290

D. 3809.92.1000

E. 3824.90.9280

15. Chuck Funk, LLC, imports Goblin Green Statement Earcandy, a new addition to their

current Funky Earcandy line of earrings. Each earring set imported consists of a pair of earrings,

which are together valued at $30. Each earring is comprised of one round bevel that holds ten

grouped 1 millimeter faceted round glass stones. At the center of this bevel is one 5 by 5

millimeter tiger’s eye stone. Attached directly below this bevel is one dangling 30 by 30

millimeter indicolite colored plastic emerald. Note that Chuck Funk, LLC, imports all of its

items exclusively from China, and there are no concerns other than that of item classification.

What is the most appropriate duty rate?

A. Free

B. 3.3%

C. 11%

D. 11.7%

E. 110%

16. Your client is importing a 55-inch color television with LED (light-emitting diode)

backlighting from China. The television contains a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen, but does

not incorporate any video recording or reproducing apparatus. What is the classification of this

LED-backlit LCD television?

A. 8528.59.3100

B. 8528.69.5000

C. 8528.72.4400

D. 8528.72.6400

E. 8528.72.7250

17. What is the classification of a wafer slicing saw, i.e., a machine tool that slices wafersfrom a

boule of monocrystalline silicon semiconductor material? Documentation has been supplied

establishing that this particular model is of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture

of semiconductor wafers.

A. 8456.20.5000

B. 8464.10.0100

C. 8477.10.4000

D. 8479.89.9899

E. 8486.10.0000

18. In their imported condition, eight wine glasses from China are packed together in a retail

box. The box of eight glasses is being sold by the foreign shipper to the American importer for

the price of $4.80 FOB. The value of each wine glass within the box is sixty cents. The glasses

are not cut or engraved. The products are not lead crystal glassware and do not consist of pressed

and toughened (specially tempered) glass. Each glass is colored prior to solidification and

characterized by random distribution of numerous bubbles throughout the mass of the glass.

What is the classification for this merchandise?

A. 7013.28.2000

B. 7013.28.5000

C. 7013.37.2000

D. 7013.37.5000

E. 7013.99.1000

19. What is the classification for a cold-rolled non-alloy steel flat-rolled product in coils, with

a width of 700 mm, electrolytically plated with zinc, and with a thickness of 4 mm and a

minimum yield point of 355 MPa?

A) 7209.15.0000

B) 7210.30.0030

C) 7210.30.0060

D) 7210.49.0030

E) 7210.49.0091

20. What is the classification for 10 paper labels for apple juice that is printed by a lithographic


A. 2009.71.0000

B. 3919.90.5060

C. 3926.90.9980

D. 4821.10.2000

E. 4911.99.6000

21. What is the classification for a fish product described as cooked “Australian Herring”

(species Arripis georgianus) fillets packed in water and spices in airtight cans?

A. 1604.12.2000

B. 1604.12.6090

C. 1604.19.2100

D. 1604.19.8100

E. 1605.59.0500

22. What is the classification for live pigeons imported into the United States for processing and

subsequent sale in the fresh or frozen poultry sections of supermarkets and butcher shops?

A. 0105.99.0000

B. 0106.39.0100

C. 0106.90.0180

D. 0207.60.4000

E. 0208.90.9100

23. Your client is importing ceramic honeycomb substrates. After importation, the bare

ceramic substrates will be coated with a catalyst and incorporated into a catalytic converter for

the exhaust system of an automobile. The data sheet for the ceramic substrates indicates that

they are made of a ceramic which is not porcelain or china, and have a Mohs hardness equivalent

of 10.2. What is the classification for the ceramic substrates?

A. 6909.11.2000

B. 6909.12.0000

C. 8421.39.4000

D. 8421.99.0080

E. 8708.92.7500

24. Which article constitutes a composite machine?

A. A paint-mixing machine that is imported unassembled containing all its components

including a motor, casing, blades, dispenser and electric cord.

B. An outboard motor that is comprised of an electric motor, shaft, propeller and a rudder in its

imported condition.

C. A cellular phone battery and charging cable that has USB connectors at either end. They are

imported together in a blister pack ready for retail sale.

D. A portable paper fax machine that is imported and functions as a facsimile machine,

telephone, and answering machine.

E. A plastic cell phone cover that is imported for a cellular phone. It also functions as an

external battery pack which recharges the battery within the cell phone.

25. Johanna Billings travelled in Europe and purchased some individual natural pearls. The

pearls were appraised as being over 100 years old with an AAA grading. However, for the

convenience of transport, Johanna had the natural pearls temporarily strung prior to returning to

the United States. What is the classification for the string of natural pearls?

A. 7101.10.3000

B. 7101.10.6000

C. 7116.10.1000

D. 7116.20.3000

E. 9706.00.0060

26. What is the classification of a titanium hex head cap screw? The screw is used to attach a

jet engine to an airplane. It is a non-standard size (11.2 mm diameter), which is only used in the

aircraft industry.

A. 7318.15.80

B. 7318.90.00

C. 8108.90.30

D. 8411.91.90

E. 8803.30.00

Section – Free Trade Agreements/Preferential Trade

27. European grown and processed tobacco enters the U.S. under subheading 2401.30.03and is

manufactured into goods of subheading 2403.91.20 and shipped to Mexico. The goods are

further processed in Mexico and finally returned to the United States under subheading

2403.91.20. Do the goods imported into the United States from Mexico qualify to receive

preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA?

A. This can only be determined by the U.S.-Mexico NAFTA Technical Committee at its

transaction review, which will automatically be conducted, using confidential criteria, shortly

after importation.

B. No, the goods definitely do not qualify.

C. Yes, the goods qualify without condition.

D. Only if the goods are satisfactorily labeled with required health warnings.

E. Provisionally, pending verification of compliance with USDA product quality standards.

28. A plastics milling plant located in New York City imports French polypropylene pellets

(classified in 3902.10.0000) for grinding into polypropylene powder (classified in

3902.10.0000). The powder is made solely from the foreign material. The company claims the

good have been substantially transformed making the country of origin the United States. Which

of the following statements is correct?

A. The term “Country of origin” always means the country of exportation of any article of

foreign origin entering the United States.

B. Any further work added to an article in another country is always enough to render such

other country the “country of origin”.

C. The “NAFTA Marking Rules” are never used to determine the country of origin for a

NAFTA country.

D. The “NAFTA Marking Rules” never require that each foreign material incorporated in

that good undergoes an applicable change in tariff classification.

E. The “NAFTA Marking Rules” require a change to heading 3901 through 3915 from

any other heading, including another heading within that group. The required tariff heading

change does not occur, therefore, the country of origin of the product remains France.

29. U.S. yarn is woven into cotton fabric and exported to South Africa where it is cut and

assembled into trousers. The thread used for sewing is from Korea and the waistbands are

formed in Korea. The trousers are washed, packed and shipped from Kenya to the United States.

Which of the following statements is true based on the requirements for the African Growth

Opportunity Act (AGOA)?

A. These trousers qualify for AGOA.

B. The Korean waistband disqualifies these garments for AGOA.

C. The Korean sewing thread disqualifies these garments for AGOA.

D. These trousers would be classified in Chapter 61 of the HTSUS.

E. These trousers do not qualify for AGOA because they were notshipped directly from

South Africa to the U.S.

30. Fabric is cut and sewn into lined women’s trousersin Mexico. The wool yarn was formed

in Canada, elastomeric yarn is formed in Korea. The composition of the fabric is 96% wool and

4% spandex fabric that was woven in the U.S. The visible lining fabric was woven in Korea and

classified under subheading 5512.19. The trousers are imported to the U.S. from Mexico.

Which of the following statements is true based on the requirements of the North American Free

Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

A. The elastomeric yarn from Korea disqualifies these trousers from NAFTA.

B. The Korean visible lining fabric does not disqualify these trousers from NAFTA.

C. The Korean visible lining fabric disqualifies these trousers from NAFTA.

D. The component that determines the classification of these trousers is classified in

subheading 5512.19.

E. These trousers do not qualify for NAFTA because they do not make the necessary tariff


31. Cotton fabric is knitted in the U.S. from U.S. yarn and is sent to Guatemala where it is cut.

The cut components are sewn into a dress in Jamaica using U.S. sewing thread. The dresses are

returned to Guatemala where they are embroidered using Guatemalan embroidery thread that

comprises 26% of the value of the garment. The dresses are imported into the U.S. from

Guatemala. Would this dress qualify for Caribbean Basin Trade and Partnership (CBTPA)?

A. This dress qualifies for CBTPA.

B. This dress does not qualify for CBTPA because the fabric is cut in Guatemala.

C. This dress does not qualify for CBTPA because the embroidery thread exceeds the

permissible de minimis value for foreign findings or trimmings.

D. This dress does not qualify for CBTPA because it does not meet the direct shipment


E. This dress would be classified in heading 6204 of the HTSUS.

Section – Miscellaneous

32. When merchandise is imported into the U.S. Virgin Islands, which laws govern the


A. National Office of the Caribbean Netherlands

B. U.S. Customs and Border Protection

C. U.S. Department of Commerce

D. Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

E. Virgin Island Law

33. Fish are caught by a Norwegian flagged vessel in international waters on the coast of

Portugal where the fish are kept either whole or filleted on board. The fillets are sent to England,

where they are seasoned, battered, and pre-fried. What is the country of origin of the battered


A. Portugal

B. England

C. Norway

D. European Union

E. Spain

34. Whenever articles subject to different rates of duty are packed together tightly or

commingled in such a way that CBP officers cannot readily determine the quantity, value or

classification of the merchandise without physically separating the shipment or the contents of

any package, the combined merchandise will be subject to the highest rate of duty or duty rates

applicable to any kind merchandise that is included in the commingling with exception. Which

of the following statements is not a condition to obtain a reduction in the higher rate of duty? .

A. The importer shall file a protest at the time of discovery to dispute the increase in duty prior

to the submission of the entry summary

B. The quantity and value of each of the kinds so included can be readily ascertained by the

usual method of CBP examination

C. The importer shall perform the segregation under CBP Supervision

D. The importer shall file with the port director documentary proof which will satisfy the port

director that the merchandise is entitled to the lower rate

E. The importer shall satisfy the conditions specified in General Note 3(f), HTSUS

35. Which of the following identification numbers cannot be used on the current CBP Form

5106 (Importer Identification Input Record)?

A. Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification Number

B. Passport Number

C. CBP – Assigned Number

D. Social Security Number

E. Internal Revenue Service Number with a Two digit suffix code

36. The port director may waive the requirement for an importer to produce an invoice. The

waiver may occur for one of two reasons. One reason would be when the port director is

satisfied that the importer cannot, by reason of conditions beyond his control, furnish a

complete and accurate invoice. Please select the other reason from the choices below.

A. The goods will be consumed during the manufacturing process.

B. The shipment was determined to be less than $2,500.00

C. The examination of merchandise, final determination of duties, and collection of statistics

can be effected properly without the production of the required invoice.

D. The appraisement of the merchandise was conducted by a third party and under CBP


E. The shipment was seized.

37. Generally, anti-dumping or countervailing duties are imposed on entries of merchandise

made on or after the date on which the Secretary first imposes provisional measures. However,

duties may be imposed retroactively on merchandise entered up to 90 days before the imposition

of provisional measures. Which of the following term best describes this situation?

A. antidumping circumvention

B. avoidance structuring

C. critical circumstances

D. inventory manipulation

E. willful evasion

38. Which group of HTSUS Headings is prohibited or conditioned as described in the Tom

Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-


A. 7101, 7102, 7103

B. 7103, 7113, 7116

C. 7113, 7114, 7115

D. 7103, 7104, 7105

E. 7115, 7116, 7117

39. Use the following information below to construct the manufacturer’sidentification number.

Hilton and Holton, Ltd.

One thousand eighty-one Trust Street

Suite 1

Saskatchewan, Canada






40. The Embassy of Nunavit

Five Thousand Chateau Place

Suite 501

Nunavit, Canada






41. Which of the following statements is not a requirement that must be met in

order to obtain the benefits of prior disclosure?

A. Specify the material false statements, omissions or acts that occurred

B. Set forth, to the best of the disclosing party’s knowledge, the true and

accurate information that should have been provided

C. Furnish a list of all entry numbers, or advise the ports of the entries and

approximate dates of entry.

D. Remit the loss of duties, taxes and fees within 30 days after CBP’s

notification of the actual loss of revenue

E. Provide an action plan to CBP that denotes the steps that will be taken to

ensure future compliance.

42. You have before you a Cost Insurance and Freight (C.I.F.)shipment which

has an invoice value of $5,000, and a weight of 12,000 kilograms. The duty rate is

10% plus 2 cents per kilogram. Included in the invoice price are: brokerage fees

of $50, ocean freight costs of $600, and duty. (Minimum merchandise processing

fee of $25 applies, and there are no other applicable fees.) The merchandise was

imported January 31, 2012. However, the buyer and seller agreed to a price

reduction of $500 on February 4, 2012 (before the entry summary) to reflect a

‘new customer’ discount. What should the entered value of the shipment be?

A. $3,214

B. $3,259

C. $3,652

D. $3,714

E. $4,327

43. When the quantity of tariff-rate quota merchandise exceeds the quota quantity, which of the

following is the correct action to take?

A. Destroy the merchandise and provide proof to CBP.

B. Export the merchandise

C. Ship the merchandise in-bond for immediate entry to another port.

D. Store the merchandise at the carrier’s facility.

E. Warehouse the merchandise at a container station.

44. Which of the following is required for the importation of raw cane sugar from the

Dominican Republic?

A. Special Indicator “E”

B. Special Indicator “J”

C. Certificate of Quota Eligibility

D. Certificate of Origin

E. Centrifugal Form

45. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) hires a broker for the importation of injection mold

equipment to be used in an unmanned aerial vehicle. The DoD instructs the brokerthat a power

of attorney is not required due to the nature and sensitivity of the importation and the fact that the

equipment is for the DoD. Based on this information, which of the following statement is true?

A. A power of attorney is not required where the DoD is to act as the importer of record.

B. The broker may not act as the importer of record.

C. Military platforms and components thereof are exempt from examination by U.S.

Customs and Border Protection.

D. Injection mold equipment is identified in Chapter 4 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of

the United States.

E. Importations made for the account of a U.S. government agency are subject to the usual

Customs entry requirements.

Section -Entry

46. Bowles Japan is importing certain stainless steel pipes and tubes of heat-resisting steel

under 7304.59.2030 . This merchandise is subject to antidumping duties. Ryan’s Limited

Brokerage services Bowles Japan and has permits in the Districts of Anchorage and

Philadelphia. The merchandise is being shipped to Junior Queen, its selling agent (located in

Baltimore, Maryland) who has no financial interest in this transaction. At the nominal

consignee’s request, the shipment is diverted to New York for entry. Ryan’s Limited Brokerage

is in possession of a valid power of attorney (POA) from the Grantor, authorizing other Customs

brokers to make entry. Ryan’s Limited Brokerage creates a sub agency POA with Jackson

Brokerage who is only permitted in the District of New York. Who should file the entry?

A. Ryan’s Limited Brokerage

B. Jackson Brokerage

C. the nominal consignee

D. Junior Queen (selling agent)

E. none of the parties

47. If not associated with an outstanding transaction, what is the timeframe that an Importer

Identification Number shall remain on file from the date on which it was last used on Customs

Form 7501 (Entry Summary) or a request for services?

A. 90 Days

B. 1 year

C. 3 Years

D. 5 Years

E. Indefinitely

48. A shipment of pesticides or devices shall be detained at the importer’s expense pending an

examination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to determine if the

shipment complies with the requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide

Act. However, a shipment detained for examination may be released to the consignee prior to a

determination by the EPA Administrator provided a bond is furnished for the return of the

merchandise to Customs custody. Who would determine the bond amount?

A. An Import Specialist

B. A customs officer/inspector

C. A broker

D. A port director

E. A representative from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA

49. Whose bond is liable when merchandise is delivered directly to a container station from an

importing carrier?

A. Bonded Warehouse

B. Broker

C. Container Station

D. Importer

E. Importing Carrier

50. Michael & Sons Brokerage has permits in the Districts of Atlanta, New Orleans, and Los

Angeles. Michael & Sons Brokerage service a German bearing manufacturer that ships

merchandise subject to antidumping duties to its affiliated U.S. incorporated selling agent that is

located at the Port of Long Beach, California. The selling agent has no financial interest in the

commercial transaction. At the nominal consignee’s request, the shipment of bearings is

diverted to Norfolk, Virginia for entry. Michael & Sons Brokerage is in possession of a valid

power of attorney (POA) from the Grantor, authorizing other Customs brokers to make entry.

Michael & Sons Brokerage creates a sub agency POA with Bill Johnson Brokerage who is only

permitted in the District of New Orleans. Who should file the entry?

A. Michael & Sons Brokerage

B. Bill Johnson Brokerage

C. the nominal consignee

D. U.S. selling agent

E. none of the parties

51. How many days following the date of release from CBP custody are textile and textile

products deemed conditional?

A. 30

B. 60

C. 90

D. 150

E. 180

52. What is the appropriate entry type for the relocation of unreleased merchandise from the

Port of Seattle to the Port of Pembina?

A. Entry type 63

B. Entry type 61

C. Entry type 52

D. Entry type 06

E. Entry type 01

53. When importing commodities that are regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act, a

certifying statement must be presented prior to release; unless the importer has a blanket

certification on file with CBP. Which citation outlines the reporting requirements for a blanket


A. 19 CFR 12.110

B. 19CFR 12.112

C. 19CFR 12.121(a)

D. 19CFR 12.121(a)(2)(ii)(A)

E. 19CFR 12.123(a)

54. Entries subject to payment of AD/CVD and various fees must indicate the applicable fees

and collection codes on the CBP Form 7501. What are the collection codes for the following

fees: Pecan, Potato, Blueberry, and Avocado?

A. 499, 496, 311, and 500

B. 501, 500, 496, and 311

C. 107, 106, 090, and 057

D. 108, 106, 103, and 090

E. 104, 079, 057, and 056

55. When the bond (that is used in conjunction with the entry of merchandise)is found by the

U.S. International Trade Commission to involve unfair practices or methods of competition, the

bond limit shall be fixed in what amount?

A. Three times the total entered value of the merchandise.

B. Ten percent of the total entered value of the merchandise.

C. Fixed at an amount to cover the accelerated payment of duty, taxes, and fees.

D. At the whim of the Commission.

E. At two hundred percent of the total entered value of the merchandise.

56. Jack Sprat Imports, a nominal consignee, desires to generate an entry for a shipment.

Which of the following is the appropriate entry processing procedure?

A. Jack Sprat Imports can file an entry as a nominal consignee.

B. Jack Sprat Imports can file an entry as a nominal consignee for the importer of record.

C. Jack Sprat Imports can have a broker file an entry for them, listing Jack Sprat Imports as

Importer of Record.

D. Jack Sprat Imports can file an entry as the importer of record.

E. Jack Sprat Imports can have a broker file an entry for them if the broker islisted as the

importer of record.

57. For merchandise that is released but not sold or consigned, who is the ultimate consignee?

A. The overseas shipper.

B. The storage facility administrator

C. The carrier

D. The broker

E. The importer

58. What is the bond limit for imported flammable fabrics?

A. Three times the total of the duty, taxes, and fees.

B. Three times the value of the merchandise.

C. Three time the value of the merchandise plus the total of the duty taxes, and fees.

D. The entered value of the merchandise plus the total of the duty, taxes, and fees.

E. The bond limit shall be fixed in an amount the port director may deem necessary.

59. Which of the following surety code is utilized in the preparation of an entry when

government securities are used?

A. 000

B. 001

C. 888

D. 998

E. 999

60. An in-bond transaction consists of three mandatory QX records. The in-bond records that

make up the transaction must be transmitted to CBP in ascending order with certain segments

repeated as often as necessary. Which of the following conditions must be met before an inbond will be accepted?

A. The carrier must have transmitted the bill prior to the transmission of QX data.

B. The QX filer must be set to operational for entry summary

C. Brokers may participate if they establish the required communication link.

D. Freight forwarders may participate if they procure suitable software.

E. Non-brokers may participate if they are able to extract QX records

61. A Courtesy Notice is issued when what occurs?

A. A Protest is resolved.

B. Insufficient funds are received for an entry summary.

C. A rejected entry/entry summary is received in proper form.

D. Liquidation.

E. Closure of a TIB entry.

Section – Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

62. Under what authority will CBP seize a shipment of imported merchandise bearing a

counterfeit trademark?

A. 19 CFR 127.12

B. 19 CFR 133.21

C. 19 CFR 133.22

D. 19 CFR 133.42

E. 19 USC 1527

63. Before recording with CBP, the applicant must first have the mark registered with which


A. Office of the United States Trade Representative

B. Department of State

C. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

D. Library of Congress

E. International Trade Commission

Section – Broker Compliance

64. Ms. Bardin, of Gatwick, England is visiting her aunt and imported her motorcycle for

transportation while in the U.S. The classification for her motorcycle is?

A. 9805.00.50

B. 9804.00.72

C. 9804.00.85

D. 9804.00.60

E. 9804.00.35

65. Ms. Bardin, of Gatwick, England also designs women’s motorcycle helmets and is

importing 13 models of her designs to generate interest for her website. What is the correct

classification for her helmets?

A. 9813.00.05

B. 9813.00.10

C. 9813.00.20

D. 9813.00.35

E. 9813.00.55

66. A broker’s license is required for which of the following transactions?

A. A person transacting business in connection with entry or clearance of vessels or other

regulation of vessels under the navigation laws.

B. A carrier bringing merchandise to the port of arrival and making a transportation bond

entry for that merchandise.

C. You, entering a consumption entry for merchandise imported for yourself.

D. An individual entering commercial merchandise for an acquaintance.

E. A foreign trade zone operator transferring merchandise from a zone designated section to

an export review section in the zone.

67. The request to extend the time for liquidation will be honored when the appeal comes from?

A. The carrier.

B. The Director of Field Operations

C. The broker

D. The cartage company

E. The importer

68. What is the maximum amount of extension time that can be granted for liquidation?

A. 5 years

B. 8 years

C. 6 years

D. 3 years

E. 10 years

69. If a permitted broker fails to have an individual employed within that district or region for

seven months what happens to that permit?

A. Deferment

B. Suspension

C. Cancellation

D. Reissued

E. Appealed

70. When a licensed broker files the status report and related fee for their corporate license, but

fails to file and pay for their individual license, what happens to the individual license?

A. The license remains in current status.

B. The license is in good standing because the corporate status report was filed.

C. The license will only be suspended at the most extreme.

D. The license is subject to revocation by operation of law.

E. The license does not have an expiration period.

71. A broker may compensate a freight forwarder for referring brokerage business in which of

the following scenarios:

A. The freight forwarder transmits the brokerage charges and fees directly to the importer.

B. The freight forwarder notifies the importer in advance with the name of the broker


C. The freight forwarder collects the brokerage fees and charges the forwarder transmitted to

the importer.

D. The freight forwarder is the exclusive conduit for all communication between the broker

and importer.

E. The freight forwarder transmits and collects all brokerage/ forwarding charges and fees

from the importer.

72. Can a broker import the same merchandise as their customer ?

A. Yes, if the customer receives a discount from the broker.

B. Yes, if the broker’s employee is the importer of record.

C. Yes, if the broker is the importer of record.

D. Yes, if the broker fully discloses the facts to the customer.

E. Yes, if the broker is identified as the consignee and importer of record.

73. A broker must remit to CBP past due duties, taxes, and fees received from a customer

within how many business days?

A. 45

B. 30

C. 14

D. 10

E. 5

74. After filing a claim for preferential treatment of goods under the NAFTA upon importation

through a formal declaration, a U.S. importer has how many days to revise the declaration if

based on erroneous information?

A. 30 calendar days

B. 30 business days

C. 45 business days

D. 45 calendar days

E. 60 business days

75. CBP assessed a monetary penalty against Peter, licensed Customs broker, for failing to

conduct responsible supervision and control over the business which he conducted. After CBP

issued a penalty notice against Peter, Peter filed a petition for relief. CBP mitigated the penalty

and Peter paid the mitigated amount. What action can Peter initiate immediately after the fact?

A. Request a face to face meeting

B. File a supplemental petition of relief

C. File a protest

D. File a suit against CBP in the Court of International Trade (CIT)

E. File entries using another broker’s filer code

76. If a broker knows that a client has not complied with the law or has made an error in, or

omission from, any document, affidavit, or other paper which that law requires the client to

execute, what must the broker do?

A. Continue to adhere to the contractual agreement between broker and his/her client.

B. Immediately discontinue his/her relationship with the client.

C. Contact CBP for guidance.

D. Advise the client promptly of the noncompliance.

E.. Prepare a prior disclosure.

77. Phil Isler, an employee of BP Brokerage, was recently convicted of a felony and spent a

year in jail, paid a monetary fine and is now on 3-year probation. Upon his release, he contacted

the broker and was re-hired because of his extensive knowledge and skill with the preparation of

entry documents and family ties with the owner and license qualifier of BP Brokerage. Since his

re-hire, BP Brokerage business has increased significantly. Mr. Isler’s rehire occurred

subsequent to the 2012 triennial reporting period. From the list below, what is the first course of

action the broker should take?

A. Not inform CBP of Mr. Isler’s employment, because he does not sign CBP-related


B. Prepare a written request to the Assistant Commissioner for approval to employ Mr. Isler.

C. Contact the local port and ask them to add Mr. Isler’s name to the broker’s employee list.

D. Submit an updated employee list to the port which includes Mr. Isler’s name.

E. Wait to include Mr. Isler on the 2015 triennial report.

78. A broker does not have any settlement options for disciplinary proceedings which have

been instituted against it.

A. True, the broker ‘s next option is to file the case in court.

B. True, the broker’s next option is to file a case with the U.S. Federal Mediation and

Conciliation Service

C. False, the broker’s next option is to file an offer in compromise.23

D. False, the broker has an option to decline the disciplinary proceedings

E. False, the broker has an option to suspend the disciplinary proceedings for future


79. Which of the following is true?

A. A broker may allow a freight forwarder to promote combined service by using both their

names in advertisements.

B. A broker, cartman, and freight forwarder may offer their services in conjunction through

the cartman’s website.

C. A broker, Foreign Trade Zone operator, cartman, and freight forwarder can endorse

collective complete one stop service via any media outlet.

D. A broker can continue to allow a freight forwarder to solicit brokerage referrals while their

permit is suspended for expedited resolution.

E. A broker can authorize employees to distribute flyers flaunting the operation of the


80. Miguel Servet took the Customs broker license exam in April 2010, at the port of Miami,

and subsequently obtained his license through the port of Chicago in October 2011. One month

later, Miguel was hired by Zwingli Customs Brokers (“Zwingli”), a national company employing

79 brokers. Zwingli possesses a corporate broker license. On August 12, 2012, while perusing

old Federal Register notices, Miguel realizes that Zwingli did not file Miguel’s triennially-due

status report nor pay the associated fee (“triennial”). Miguel is determined to continue his career

as a licensed broker. Considering such, which of the below is the most appropriate course of

action that Miguel should take?

A. Request that Zwingli submit a post-triennial filing with CBP, as Zwingli was the

responsible party for filing purposes.

B. Contact the port of Chicago directly, not through Zwingli, to submit a post-triennial filing.

C. Submit a well-formed appeal to CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C., within the appeal

timeframe, citing third party liability; submit a copy of the appeal to the licensing port.

D. Upon opening of registration, register to take the next given Customs broker license exam.

E. Nothing; Miguel may continue to transact Customs business as normal. Since the Zwingli

corporate license triennial covers all licensed employees performing Customs work within the

normal course of business, no separate individual triennial must be filed.