Friday, December 5, 2014

Customs Broker Exam to be Offered April 13, 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") has announced that the next Customs Broker License Examination will next be offered on April 13, 2015. It is necessary to have a Customs Broker License to conduct Customs business on behalf of clients. Custom s business means those activities involving transactions with CBP concerning the entry and admissibility of merchandise, its classification and valuation, the payment of duties, taxes, or other charges assessed or collected by CBP on merchandise by reason of its importation, and the refund, rebate, or drawback of those duties, taxes, or other charges. Customs business also includes the preparation, and activities relating to the preparation, of documents in any format and the electronic transmission of documents and parts of documents intended to be filed with CBP in furtherance of any other customs business activity, whether or not signed or filed by the preparer. Conducting Customs business with out a license can subject the practitioner to a penalty in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each transaction or violation and in an amount not to exceed an aggregate of $30,000 for all those transactions or violations.

David Trumbull, Principal, Agathon Associates is a License (and insured) Customs Broker and is ready to assist with questions relating to classification, tariff, and other issues relating to the import of textiles and apparel.

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