2019-27956. New Dates for the April and October 2020 Customs Broker's License Examinations  

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    AGENCY:

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

    ACTION:

    General notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has changed the dates on which the semi-annual examination for an individual broker's license will be held in April and October 2020.

    DATES:

    The customs broker's license examination scheduled for April 2020 will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and the customs broker's license examination scheduled for October 2020 will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6532, or brokermanagement@cbp.dhs.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Background

    Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or partnership) must hold a valid customs broker's license and permit in order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth standards for the issuance of brokers' licenses and permits, and provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant's qualifications for a license.

    The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR part 111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing of, and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying for licenses and permits. Section 111.11 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.11) sets forth the basic requirements for a broker's license, and in paragraph (a)(4) of that section provides that an applicant for an individual broker's license must attain a passing grade (75 percent or higher) on the examination.

    Section 111.13 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.13) sets forth the requirements and procedures for the examination for an individual broker's license and states that the customs broker's license examinations will be given on the fourth Wednesday in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination date conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other foreseeable event.

    Due to the limited availability of testing sites and to ensure the integrity of exam conditions by preventing commingling of the administration of the broker exams with other types of exams, CBP has decided to change the regularly scheduled dates of the examination. This document announces that CBP has scheduled the April 2020 customs broker's license examination for Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and the October 2020 customs broker's license examination for Thursday, October 8, 2020.

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    Dated: December 18, 2019.

    Brenda B. Smith,

    Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-27956 Filed 12-26-19; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 9111-14-P

Document Information

Published:
12/27/2019
Department:
Homeland Security Department
Agency:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
General notice.
Document Number:
2019-27956
Dates:
The customs broker's license examination scheduled for April 2020 will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and the customs broker's license examination scheduled for October 2020 will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Pages:
71440-71440 (1 pages)
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-27956.pdf