Prepare for the April 2018 Customs House Broker License Exam Online or Live!

New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Assn., PO Box 8217, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a courses in preparation for the April 2018 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

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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 8 – March 26 (Ten classes).

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, 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 2 – March 27  (Ten sessions).

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. 

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 2017 Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (Basic Edition) and the Customs Regulation (19 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 0 to 199 as of April 1, 2016 or 2017).  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) www.boskage.com  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). (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. 

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 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or call at 212-557-4000.


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