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U.S. Customs Broker License Examination Preparation Guide

Textbook (Vol. 1 2017)

Volume 1

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Author: Law Office of Yuri Starikov, LLC
Edition: Fifth
Publication Date: April 15, 2017
ISBN-10: 1-944329-57-9 | ISBN-13: 978-1-944329-57-0
Length: 700 Pages
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Textbook (Vol. 2 2017)

Volume 2

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Author: Law Office of Yuri Starikov, LLC
Edition: Fifth
Publication Date: April 15, 2017
ISBN-10: 1-944329-58-7 | ISBN-13: 978-1-944329-58-7
Length: 533 Pages
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About the Textbook

This Textbook is a study guide that represents a concise compilation of laws and regulations on frequently tested subjects in the U.S. Customs Broker License Examination.   Textbook breaks down archaic and hard to read laws into reader friendly format, with bold and italicized and underlined keywords and topics.   Textbook does not cover every topic, but rather focuses on the most relevant ones.   Prospective examinees are instructed to regularly review each subject in order to easily recall the appropriate regulation during the exam.   To help exam takers succeed in passing the exam, Textbook comes with Web Supplements.   Web Supplements bring to prospective examinees video lectures (which are based on the Textbook’s material), charts, exhibits, tables and flashcards designed to improve understanding of the tested topics.   Concise text, charts, exhibits, tables, and flashcards alone are not enough to pass the examination.   Goal of the Textbook is to equip you with necessary tools to successfully pass the U.S. Customs Broker License Examination.   To that end, the Textbook integrates questions from previous exams by topics covered in individual chapters.  We worked very hard to provide you with tools necessary to be successful.  You, however, remain the ultimate guarantor of passing the U.S. Customs Broker Exam through hard work and dedicated studies.

Textbook Overview

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Vol. 1 Chpt. 1: Introduction | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 1: Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Title 19

Chart 2: Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) General Notes

Chart 3: Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) Sections and Chapters

Vol. 1 Chpt. 2: General Provisions | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 3: International Commercial Terms | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 4: Classification of Merchandise-Introduction to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 5: Classification of Merchandise-General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 6: Classification of Merchandise-Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation (USARIs) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 7: Classification of Merchandise-Commingling | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 8: Classification of Merchandise-Explanatory Notes | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 9: Importer Security Filing (ISF) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 4: Data Elements Transmission Time Requirements

Chart 5: Data Submission Requirements for FROB / IE / T&E Shipments

Vol. 1 Chpt. 10: Rail & Truck Arrivals| Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 11: Bonds | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 6: Triple Bond Merchandise Table

Vol. 1 Chpt. 12: Transportation-In-Bond/Merchandise-In-Transit | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 13: Right to Make Entry | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 14: Power of Attorney (POA) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 15: Entry of Merchandise-General Overview | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 16: Quantity of Merchandise to be Included in an Entry and Entry Summary | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 17: Entry Date/Entry Time | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 18: Submission of Duties | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 7: Acceptable Methods of Payment

Vol. 1 Chpt. 19: Submission of Taxes | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 8: IRS Excise Tax Rates for Alcohol Products

Chart 9: IRS Excise Tax Rates for Tobacco Products

Chart 10: Alcohol and Tobacco Products Conversions and Abbreviations

Vol. 1 Chpt. 20: Invoices | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 11: Special Classes of Merchandise Subject to Special Invoice Requirements Under § 141.89

Vol. 1 Chpt. 21: Release of Merchandise | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 22: Entry Summary-General Overview | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 12: Valid Bond Types for each Entry Type

Chart 13: Table of ISO Codes in Alphabetical Order

Chart 14: Quota Correlation Table-U.S. Textile and Apparel Category System

Vol. 1 Chpt. 23: Ultimate Consignee | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 24: Entry Number | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 25: Manufacturer Identification Code (MID) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 26: Rounding of Fractions | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 15: Metric Conversion

Vol. 1 Chpt. 27: Weight, Gage, and Measure | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 16: Schedule Tares Products Table

Vol. 1 Chpt. 28: Currency Conversion | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 17: Currency Conversion Analysis

Vol. 1 Chpt. 29: Fees | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 18: Collection Fee Codes

Chart 19: Special Program Indicators (SPIs)

Chart 20: Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) Assessment Ports

Vol. 1 Chpt. 30: Quotas | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 21: Importations in Excess of Quota Limit Comparison-Absolute v. Tariff Rate Quotas

Vol. 1 Chpt. 31: Special Permit for Immediate Delivery | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 32: Antidumping/Countervailing Duties | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 33: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 34: Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 22: General Summary List of PGAs

Agriculture Department (USDA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Vol. 1 Chpt. 35: Valuation and Appraisement of Merchandise | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 36: Country of Origin-General Rules | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 1 Chpt. 37: Country of Origin-Textiles and Apparel | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 23: Sets-Composite Goods Distinction

Vol. 1 Chpt. 38: Country of Origin: Marking (non-Free Trade Agreement) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 24: J-List Exceptions

Vol. 1 Chpt. 39: General Notes on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 25: Products Eligible for Special Tariff Treatment Under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Vol. 1 Chpt. 40: Australia Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 26: United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 41: Caribbean Free Trade Agreements | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) / Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)

Chart 27: Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Highlights

Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

Chart 28: Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 42: Chile Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 29: U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 43: Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 30: U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 44: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA FTA) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 31: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 45: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 32: Direct Costs of Processing Operations

Chart 33: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 46: Israel Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 34: United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 47: Jordan Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 35: United States-Jordan Free Trade Area Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 48: Korea Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 36: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 49: Morocco Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 37: United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 50: Singapore Free Trade Agreement | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 38: United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 51: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 39: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Highlights

Vol. 1 Chpt. 52: Agreement on Trade in Pharmaceutical Products | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Volume 2

Vol. 2 Chpt. 1: Electronic Entry Filing | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 2: Automated Broker Interface (ABI) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 3: Remote Location Filing (RLF) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 4: Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR) Metric Conversions | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 5: Customs and Trade Automated Requirements (CATAIR) Shipping / Packaging Unit Codes | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 1: CATAIR Appendix B Shipping/Packaging Unit Codes Organized Alphabetically by Code Description

Chart 2: CATAIR Appendix B Shipping/Packaging Unit Codes Organized Alphabetically by Code Abbreviation

Vol. 2 Chpt. 6: Line Release | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 7: Appraisement Entry | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 8: Informal Entry-General Concepts | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 3: Sample of CBP Form 368

Vol. 2 Chpt. 9: Informal Entry-Small Value and Gift Imports | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 10: Personal Declarations and Exemptions | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 11: Temporary Importation Under Bond (TIB) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 12: Carnets | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 13: Articles Exported and Returned | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 14: Warehouses | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 15: Container Stations | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 16: Warehouse Entries and Withdrawals | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 17: Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 18: General Order, Unclaimed, and Abandoned Merchandise | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 19: Relief from Duties on Merchandise Lost, Damaged, Abandoned, or Exported | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 20: Liquidation of Duties | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 21: Administrative Review | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 22: Duty Drawback (non-NAFTA) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 4: Drawback Claimants

Chart 5: Acceptable Accounting Methods for Identification of Merchandise

Chart 6: Required Drawback Documents

Chart 7: Authority to Sign Drawback Documents

Vol. 2 Chpt. 23: Customs Broker Responsibilities | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 8: Sample National Permit Application

Chart 9: Triennial Status Report Filing Dates

Vol. 2 Chpt. 24: Recordkeeping | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 25: Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 10: Supplemental Petition Process

Chart 11: Mitigated Penalties for First Offense

Chart 12: Mitigated Penalties for Offenses Other Than First

Chart 13: Penalties for Negligence, Gross Negligence, Fraud

Chart 14: Prior Disclosure Penalties

Chart 15: Broker Convicted of Certain Felonies or Misdemeanors Subsequent to Filing License Application

Chart 16: Penalties for Conducting Customs Business Without a License

Chart 17: Penalties for Employing a Convicted Felon

Chart 18: Penalties for Making False Statements or Material Omissions on License/Permit Application

Chart 19: Penalties for Failure to Exercise Responsible Supervision and Control

Chart 20: Penalties for Failure to Maintain, Store, Retrieve, or Produce Records

Vol. 2 Chpt. 26: Claims for Liquidated Damages / Penalties Secured by Bonds | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 27: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 21: Intellectual Property Rights Comparison

Chart 22: Suspected Mark Levels of Disclosure to the Trademark Owner

Vol. 2 Chpt. 28: Unfair Competition | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 29: Detention of Merchandise | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Chart 23: Detention of Merchandise Phase Timeline

Vol. 2 Chpt. 30: Protests | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 31: Rulings | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 32: Commonly Tested Forms | Web Supplement (look for passcode in the Textbook at the beginning of the chapter).

Vol. 2 Chpt. 33: Flashcards

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